Ranking the Residences: Georgia State Tops Nation’s Best College Dorms

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For most people, recalling their college dorm elicits some strong emotions. For some, it’s where they drink their first beer. For others, its the inescapable scent of the never-vacuumed carpets.

Now, a new dorm review website DormSplash.com has ranked the nation’s best and worst. See the complete lists here.

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Colleges dorms come in all shapes and sizes. But if you’re looking for the best, Georgia State University takes the cake. Other schools following closely include University of Missouri-Columbia, Winona State University and Loyola University in Maryland.

The individual winner of best dorm in the country was St. Basil’s Court (La Salle University), followed by Lucas Hall (Winona State University), Farley Hall (Villanova University) and University Commons (Georgia State University).

Do you remember your college home as miserable or dilapidated? Garner Hall (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) tops the list as worst dorm in the country. Similarly dreadful conditions can be found at Commonwealth Hall (George Mason University), Darnall Hall (Georgetown University) and President’s Park (George Mason University).

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If you’re looking for a party, Briscoe-Shoemaker (Indiana University-Bloomington) tops the nation’s on campus residences. Also flipping cups and tossing pong balls are the residents of Riepe College House (University of Pennsylvania), Lucas Hall (Winona State University) and Bobb-McCulloch (Northwestern University).

The nation’s hottest students live in Hurst Hall (Mississippi State University). Other halls noted for their looks include Ragans Hall (Florida State University), Welsh Hall (Villanova University) and Wildwood Hall (Florida State University).

Beyond looks and amenities, the study ranked resident assistants (RAs). Rice University came in first, followed by Yale University, Kansas State University and North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

Should your dorm have made one of these lists? (via Campus Splash)

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