Dream home material or residence hall?
Moving away from home for the first time is scary enough on its own, but throw in a cramped, rank, and dank dorm room with faulty fire alarms and you've got yourself a full-blown horror story—as is frequently the case (looking at you, USC New North!). Now that I've thoroughly freaked you... Don't worry, it's not all that bad, and even when it is, it builds character and gives you something to bond over with your roommate. Besides, there are actually a handful of campuses with dorms that feel more like palaces than haunted shoe boxes.
There are even some college dorm rooms so nice, I'd happily trade in my NYC apartment for one. So whether you're curious as to how the kids are living these days on campus, you're a proud alum hoping your former home made the cut, or you're beginning the college admissions process, you'll want to browse through our list of the fifteen nicest college dorms. From pools and aquariums to a cleaning service, these are the best of the best in the U.S. (at least student housing-wise).