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These Are The Most Expensive Dorms In Each State — What Some Students Are Paying Is ABSURD

Most Expensive Dorms

I want to go on the record and say that no one should sleep in a dorm room, ever, after his or her freshman year concludes. I don’t care if you live in the dorms–you fucked up. Get the hell out of that overpriced prison and move into a shitty off-campus apartment where you can proudly display your empty liquor bottles like trophies along the top of your kitchen cabinets like the degenerate you are. It makes for a better time. No quiet hours. No loser hallmates trying to hang out with you. No weird upperclassmen virgins parading around as RAs who knock on your door during a pregame and say, “I try to be cool with you guys, but you know this is a dry dorm. I’m going to have to write you up. Love your Halloween decorations by the way.” They always end it with a compliment, don’t they? No obligation to buy a meal plan, of which 80 percent will go to waste. Living off-campus is just better. And based on this list, it might, in some cases, also be cheaper.

eCollegeFinder used data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics to put together this little map, denoting the most expensive dorms in each state. What some students (read: parents) are paying to live in a tiny, shared bedroom with no closet space for a few months is triple what I pay to live in a whole house for an entire year. Outrageous.

Top 10 Most Expensive Room and Board Options:
New York – New York School of Interior Design – $21,000
Massachusetts – The Boston Conservatory – $17,195
California – University of California Berkeley – $15,482
Pennsylvania – Drexel University – $14,415
DC – Catholic University of America – $14,326
Connecticut – Quinnipiac University – $14,250
New Jersey – Stevens Institute of Technology – $14,214
Illinois – School of the Art Institute of Chicago – $14,190
Rhode Island – Roger Williams University – $14,120
Tennessee – Vanderbilt University – $14,094

State by State Breakdown:
Alabama – University of Alabama – $13,156
Alaska – University of Alaska Anchorage – $10,143
Arizona – Arizona State University – Downtown Phoenix – $11,466
Arkansas – Hendrix College – $10,620
California – University of California – Berkeley – $15,482
Colorado – University of Colorado – Boulder – $12,258
Connecticut – Quinnipiac University – $14,250
DC – Catholic University of America – $14,326
Delaware – University of Delaware – $11,200
Florida – Rollins College – $12,960
Georgia – Savannah College of Art and Design – $13,374
Hawaii – Hawaii Pacific University – $13,320
Idaho – The College of Idaho – $8,501
Illinois – School of the Art Institute of Chicago – $14,190
Indiana – University of Notre Dame – $12,512
Iowa – Grinnell College – $9,998
Kansas – The Art Institutes International – Kansas City – $9,579
Kentucky – Bellarmine University – $10,592
Louisiana – Saint Joseph Seminary College – $13,350
Maine – Bates College – $13,300
Maryland – Johns Hopkins University – $13,832
Massachusetts – The Boston Conservatory – $17,195
Michigan – Albion College – $10,144
Minnesota – Carleton College – $11,982
Mississippi – Millsaps College – $11,368
Missouri – Washington University in St. Louis – $13,977
Montana – Carroll College – $8,304
Nebraska – Creighton University – $9,728
Nevada – Sierra Nevada College – $11,772
New Hampshire – Dartmouth College – $13,466
New Jersey – Stevens Institute of Technology – $14,214
New Mexico – St. John’s College – $11,816
New York – New York School of Interior Design – $21,000
North Carolina – Duke University – $12,902
North Dakota – North Dakota State University – $7,300
Ohio – Case Western Reserve University – $12,898
Oklahoma – Oklahoma City University – $10,730
Oregon – Pacific Northwest College of Art – $12,814
Pennsylvania – Drexel University – $14,415
Rhode Island – Roger Williams University – $14,120
South Carolina – College of Charleston – $11,043
South Dakota – Augustana College – $7,170
Tennessee – Vanderbilt University – $14,094
Texas – Southern Methodist University – $13,955
Utah – The Art Institute of Salt Lake City – $8,370
Vermont – Champlain College – $13,500
Virginia – The Art Institute of Virginia Beach – $13,716
Washington – Whitman College – $10,900
West Virginia – Bethany College – $9,546
Wisconsin – Marquette University – $10,730
Wyoming – University of Wyoming – $9,451

[via eCollegeFinder]

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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at veronica@grandex.co

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