Will it be okay to get a hamster during college?
Yes, you can take hamsters on a plane, but you need vet paperwork just like with any other animal. A hamster or another small rodent in a cage is a good small pet. Keep in mind that they are active when you are not, they are active at night. You might have fun staying up late studying with your new friend, but on the nights when you need to go to bed early they will still be up and active and making noise.