10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms


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10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby gh » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:21 am

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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Daisy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:01 pm

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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Marlow » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:05 pm

My freshman room (with roommate) at The Farm (1969, but the dorm is still there, virtually unchanged) was smaller than the smallest bedroom in my house now (typical 4 BR/2.5 BA home) . . . yet, at the time, no problem . . . :? We shan't even get into some of the military billeting I survived (and that was BOQ stuff!) :shock:
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Conor Dary » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:13 pm

Marlow wrote:My freshman room (with roommate) at The Farm (1969, but the dorm is still there, virtually unchanged) was smaller than the smallest bedroom in my house now (typical 4 BR/2.5 BA home) . . . yet, at the time, no problem . . . :


Same with me. I spent so little time there. Except for sleeping and a place to change to go running. What studying I did freshman year was usually in the library.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby preston » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:36 pm

...not mentioned in the article, but GA State has the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to thank for their "insanely luxurious dorms". The dorms were athletes housing during the Olympics 16 years ago.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby dj » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:55 am

Some of what seems to be passed along as "luxuries" seems to be economic sense.

Wi-fi, AC and climate-control are long-term cost reductions in new dormitories
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Friar » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:19 am

These kids and their campuses...

The 21st Cen college has to have facilities that resemble health clubs, hotels, and condos. An Electrician relative is booked for the year(s) at a local school where he says they are constantly remodeling.

Just did the move-back weekend three weeks ago...not a pleasant experience getting to the mountains and a dorm that didn't resemble the ^ above.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Cooter Brown » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:23 pm

Are private dorms common around the country? The ones here are pretty dang plush and put the public dorms to shame...maid service, fitness instructors, pools, theater rooms, etc.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:30 pm

preston wrote:...not mentioned in the article, but GA State has the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to thank for their "insanely luxurious dorms". The dorms were athletes housing during the Olympics 16 years ago.


I think the Olympic dorms were at GA Tech, a few miles north of these.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby preston » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:52 am

Bruce Kritzler wrote:
preston wrote:...not mentioned in the article, but GA State has the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to thank for their "insanely luxurious dorms". The dorms were athletes housing during the Olympics 16 years ago.


I think the Olympic dorms were at GA Tech, a few miles north of these.

Your answer is both correct and incorrect.

The dorms were initially the property of GA State even though the dorms were on North Avenue (GA Tech's campus) and GA State is downtown. The GA Regents in 2007 transferred the property to GA Tech from GA State, which has been building dorms closer to their downtown campus. The transfer was going to roll (tech initially occupying 2 buildings in 2007 and then two more in the subsequent years) and all of the GA State students should be out of the dorms by now unless there has been some delays.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby Halfmiler2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:52 am

For what it is worth, Montclair State is largely a school for comuters. The new dorms are the exception to the rule.
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Re: 10 public colleges with insanely luxurious dorms

Postby JRM » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Upon reading the student newspaper today, I learned we're on a different top-10 list: the most expensive room & board (ranked 7th):

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-co ... -and-board
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