In college, living in a dorm room with everyone in close quarters you must have a fan with you, or it gets hot really quickly in a small room. My freshman year I forgot my fan back at home and I had to splurge and get a fan at the school store. I saw the Vornado table fan, and because it was on sale for 13 bucks, I decided to get it. This is the best investment in college. During the warm months it kept the air moving and kept us all cool. Even though it looks a little on the small size it is incredibly powerful for its size. My roommate and I both had the same one and we both had the same one. I completely recommend it to friends and family and I definitely would recommend it for incoming college students.