10 Public Colleges with Insanely Luxurious Dorms

Kennesaw State University - University Village Suites This freshmen-only complex, built in 2008,…

Georgia (Sep 4, 2012) — This freshmen-only complex, built in 2008, offers students their own furnished bedroom and the option of their own bathroom. Each suite has a small common area, counter space, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. Community kitchens are located throughout the complex, plus internet and cable. There’s also an art gallery, a restaurant and cafe, a coffee shop, and a convenience store.


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Kennesaw State University - University Village Suites

[Note: Photo shows Kennesaw State's University Place I housing facility. Changes in campus housing at Kennesaw State were the subject of a recent feature in a separate article in The Fiscal Times. Please click on the link to see photos from all ten universities that made the Top 10 list.]

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Additional coverage below from Student Housing Business magazine:

Student Housing Developer UHS Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

St. Petersburg, Fla.  — Student housing developer University Housing Services (UHS) is celebrating two decades in the sector. Established on Sept. 4, 1992, UHS has developed more than 20,000 student housing beds across the U.S.

The company's most recent developments are Kennesaw State University's University Place II and Florida Gulf Coast University's Osprey Hall. University Place II, a 451-bed community, is the second student housing complex for KSU that was developed by UHS. Osprey Hall, an 870-bed facility, is the 11th student housing phase developed by UHS for FGCU. Both projects were completed this summer.

UHS is currently working on Talmadge Lofts, a 450-bed, mixed-use facility geared toward Savannah College of Art & Design students.

Chairman and Founder, William H. Mills, Jr., cites their partnership approach as the reason for the company's long history of success.

"UHS has been so successful because of our strong belief in establishing partnerships with clients," Mills said. "Since Day One, we have always put our clients and their specific needs first."

Greg Minder, UHS' President & CEO, adds that UHS has been able to maintain a leadership position because they have focused on student housing since the beginning.

"As university student housing needs have evolved over the years, we have continued to be at the forefront, giving our university partners more choices and more involvement toward the most student-centered housing communities," Minder said.

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Kennesaw State University Opens New On-Campus Student Housing

Kennesaw, Ga. — Move-in day for many Kennesaw State University students this year coincides with the opening of the university's newest residence hall: University Place II, the new 451-bed, 207,500-square-foot apartment complex for upper-class students.

The new housing addition will bring the number of on-campus beds to nearly 3,500 — and will help KSU mark 10 years as a residential campus.

University Place II complements the adjacent University Place I residence hall that opened on campus in 2002. It features four-bedroom suites with private bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living room, washer and dryer, balcony and Wi-Fi connectivity. The new complex also provides expanded space for student activities, including an outdoor amphitheater and a multipurpose room for hosting events.

University Place II was financed by the Kennesaw State University Foundation through bonds issued by the Development Authority of Cobb County. Construction on the six-acre site began last October and was completed on schedule this month.

The project was designed by HADP Architecture, developed by University Housing Services, Inc., and built by Hardin Construction.

With this latest housing addition, Kennesaw State Residence Life now offers five on-campus residential communities.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu