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Best College Dorms

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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

These are the colleges that are known to have "Dorms like Palaces", based on students' rating of dorm comfort.

Top 20 College Dorms

  1. Smith College

    Smith College Dorm

  2. Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University Maryland Dorm

  3. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Olin College Dorm

  4. Scripps College

    Scripps College Dorm

  5. Bennington College

    Bennington College Dorm

  6. Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr College Dorm

  7. Bowdoin College

    Bowdoin College Dorm

  8. The George Washington University

    George Washington University Dorm

  9. Harvard College

    Harvard Dorm

  10. Washington University in St. Louis

    Washington University in St. Louis Dorm

  11. Claremont McKenna College
  12. Trinity University
  13. Mount Holyoke College
  14. Pomona College
  15. Skidmore College
  16. Thomas Aquinas College
  17. Wellesley College
  18. Pepperdine University
  19. Williams College
  20. Stanford University

Observations on the Best College Dorm rankings:

  • All schools in the list are private schools.

  • Three of the Top 10 are all women's colleges (Smith, Scripps, and Bryn Mawr). Four if you count the fact that Bennington College was founded in 1932 as a women's college, but became co-educational in 1969.

  • None of the 10 most expensive college dorms made this list of best dorms, proving the more you spend does not necessarily get you "the best".

Source: Princeton Review

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