Cutting Boards can come in all shapes and sizes. Some are better for preventing damage to your knife and can be cleaned much easier. It all comes down to quality and the price of it for a college student. The cheapest way to order a cutting board would be through Amazon. However after browsing through Amazon I found the Bamboo cutting boards to be the most popular. DO NOT buy bamboo cutting boards as it damages your knives. How? Well bamboo is not wood, its a grass and the glue that hold the bamboo together can chip your knife. Personally I use wood and it is easy to clean and does not damage your knives. Knifeplanet goes more in depth and ranks the types of cutting boards in case you have more questions.
TL;DR Bamboo cutting boards damage your knives, buy a wood one.