As the cost of a college education continues to rise, universities are looking for alternative ways to attract future candidates. Luxurious student housing is becoming increasingly popular among students, who prefer to make the next four years of their life equivalent to a luxurious four-year vacation.
Best College Values has tallied up the universities that offer the top tier standards of living when it comes to housing, dining options, game rooms, workout facilities and more.
According to MacKenzi Flannery, the author of the list, these universities are providing “once in a lifetime experiences’’ for accepted students. “We’ve been seeing a trend in the number of schools spending money on luxury to lure in students, and in response students are showing a willingness to pay for a cushy living experience,” she said.
From spas, which include a sauna, steam room, and tanning beds to a grilling gazebo, the schools below have the most luxurious student housing and amenities.
Here is the complete list:
Boston University – Boston, Massachusetts
Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) – Los Angeles, California
Florida Gulf Coast University – Ft.Myers, Florida
George Washington University – Washington, D.C.
Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois
Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw, Georgia
Loyola University of Maryland – Baltimore, Maryland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mississippi State University – Starkville, Mississippi
Montclair University – Montclair, New Jersey
New York University – New York City, New York
Pace University – New York City, New York
Pomona College – Claremont, California
Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana
St. Lawrence University – Canton, New York
The University of Arizona, Tucson –Arizona
The University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
The University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
The University of North Florida – Jacksonville, Florida
The University of Texas, Austin – Austin, Texas
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California
University of California, Davis – Davis, California
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida
University of Houston – Houston, Texas
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
Washington University – St. Louis, Missouri
Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut
(Photo via the University of Arizona)