Colleges with the Best Student Housing

Flickr User Andy Tolsma

Flickr User Andy Tolsma

While living in a school-owned building may not seem like every student’s dream, there are quite a few colleges around the United States with top-notch room and board options. We’ve gathered a list of just a handful of the trendiest housing options found in the U.S., in no particular order. Check them out below!

Founders Hall, New York University

Founders Hall is home to over 700 first-year students and is 26 stories high. It’s located in the historic Union Square area of New York City, and is very close to two dining halls. Founders has a large outdoor courtyard, TV and study lounges, laundry facilities, and easy to access wi-fi.

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Morgens Hall, University of Cincinnati

Morgens Hall is characterized as modern apartment style living, with 2, 3, and 8-person apartments. There is on-site laundry and study lounges, as well as kitchens in each apartment. The apartments have glass paneling that, when not made opaque, allows amazing views of the campus.

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Hub Madison, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Hub Madison consists of off-campus apartments that are built for royalty. The building has a rooftop pool, a sand volleyball court, an outdoor courtyard, and a fitness center. After their workout, students can rest up using the hot tub or cooling tub, as well as the sauna that is in the building.

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First Street Towers, Purdue University

Home to many Boilermakers, the First Street Towers provide private single rooms with private bathrooms for students. The building has kitchenettes, TV and recreational lounges, coffee bars throughout, and study lounge areas to help students stay on top of their school work.

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Hurst Hall, Mississippi State University

Hurst has both standard and deluxe double rooms, and is co-residential with female students on one side of the building and males on the other. Students have private baths in their rooms, and full community kitchen and laundry areas on each floor. Access to halls and rooms is provided through the student’s ID cards, by swiping them across a sensor and taking away the risk of losing keys. There are study areas in the building, and a large courtyard right outside.

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Sontag Hall, Pomona College

Pomona College is consistently ranked as a top school in the US, so it’s no surprise they have great student housing. Sontag Hall provides suite-style living with three to six bedrooms per suite. The building has common kitchen areas for students to use, and a rooftop garden patio. This building is great for the environmentally friendly, as it’s equipped with daylight sensors, low water use fixtures, solar hot water heating, and more.

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The Hub at Tucson, University of Arizona

The Hub is a building of off-campus, furnished apartments. They have garage parking, a pool, hot tubs, and in-unit washer and dryers. It is a gorgeous building with fantastic views, located close to the University of Arizona campus. 

Find out more about The Hub at Tucson

There you have it, folks. Use our college match tool to see if you match with any schools mentioned above. You never know if you’ll get lucky enough to live in one of these glamorous buildings!

Liz Skogerboe

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