A curious difference between the Netherlands and the US, is how accepting American people are of having to share a dorm room or apartment.
Even the poorest of Dutch people are not expected to share living quarters with a non-family roommate. In fact, people on welfare get fined if they share living quarters. Our Dutch city dwellers may have tiny apartments, ( and I mean TINY!) and may have to be on a waiting list for decades to get one, but when they do, it is theirs alone.
Older student dorms may share a communal toilet, kitchen, living room. Very few have shared bathshower stalls. But everyone has their own room for living and sleeping.
How come everyone in the US is so accepting of having a bunk mate? I do think there are advantages to the US system, (no loneliness) but it just surprises me.