Sá C., Florax R. J. G. M. and Rietveld P. Living arrangement and university choice of Dutch prospective students, Regional Studies. The nature of university choice and living-arrangement decisions of Dutch prospective students is analysed. A random utility maximization nested logit model of living-arrangement and university-choice decisions is estimated. Estimation results show distance deters both prospective students living at the parental home and those living elsewhere. Dutch youngsters appear not to be guided by investment motives. They attend the same university as their high school peers. Tight housing markets lower the probability of choosing a given university. Male and low-income students stay longer with their parents in comparison with prospective students with non-Dutch parents. © 2012 Copyright Regional Studies Association.