If you ask people around campus where they live, a majority of them will probably tell you Southwest. Being the home of several 20+ floor towers, along with low-rise halls, it makes sense that a majority of people would reside there. Southwest accounts for 5,500 students on campus, making it by far the largest residential area at UMass. However, it is often misconstrued that being the biggest living area on campus makes it more social, and therefore the best. The “best” residential area, though it may sound cliché, is really wherever you best fit.