1. Consider what you want college experience to be
College is one of the most memorable times in people's lives and it is what you make it. Living in a dorm will put you in the environment of living with people your own age. This can enhance your social experience and open up the opportunities to make new friends.
If your choose to live at home you may have to work harder at finding friends. Joining extracurricular activates can help you find new friends. If you're more introverted living at home may be a better option.
2. Consider cost
Consider the cost of commuting versus living in a dorm. The cost of living at home may be a smarter option if you're live within a reasonable distance to campus and can save you the added tuition fees for dorming. Though, commuting cost may add up in the long run
3. Consider Renting
If you have the money it may be better to rent an apartment near campus. You can even share the apartment with roommates or your friends to split the rent. This can give you the experience of living on your own and living in housing that may be cheaper than a dorm.
There are many pros and cons to both dorming and commuting and there is n right or wrong answer. The choice is up to you, your financial abilities and even what type of person you are. In the end college is what you make it.