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Born and raised in Lexington, University of Kentucky seniors Chase and Clay Thornton chose to continue their education in their hometown. The twins say they chose UK for different reasons, but both say their time at UK has far exceeded their expectations.

Chase is an agricultural and medical biotechnology major within the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Clay studies accounting and economics in the  Gatton College of Business and Economics.

They both believe a large part of their success at UK can be attributed to living on campus. The two have lived on campus all four years. They currently live in the new University Flats, UK's newest residence hall designed for upperclassmen.

"I’ve realized [living on campus] takes away a lot of the hassle that living off campus provides. You don’t have to commute in. You don’t have to deal with coming in to study at the library," Chase said. "You’re already here. You’re already learning. It is a lot easier to stay connected and plugged in."

"Living on campus allows you to commit to the entire experience that UK has to offer," Chase added.

The twins say that although the residence halls are new and state-of-the-art, it's the people they've met and lived with along the way that have made living on campus worthwhile.

Watch the video above to hear more about what it's like living with your twin for four years and why they think other returning UK students should choose to stay on campus beyond their freshman year. 

To learn more about living on campus, visit: www.uky.edu/housing/. To apply and keep up with the latest housing dates and deadlines for returning students, visit: www.uky.edu/housing/current-students.