Do boarding houses affects the academic performance of a college student?

It can very well affect a students academic performance. If the environment is depressing to a student, that depression will interfere with a students study skills. On the other hand, if the environment is lively, a lot of activity and peer pressure, that also can have a negative affect on a students performance. Students must feel comfortable within their environment, and in an environment that facilitates a good balance between school responsibilities and personal life activities.