30 Colleges With the Most Luxurious Student Housing

Rooftop pool at The Hub-University of Arizona
Rooftop pool at The Hub-University of Arizona

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)