a current student here
personally, i feel students within the dorm life do not get a chance to have any "bang for their buck" due to the 200 dollars or more just for a deposit. then an additional 2,000 for a semester to have a meal plan, and as mentioned before the food isn't "real." when i lived in the greek life i felt as if i had more bank for my buck because the house offered a cheaper and more understandable price of 3,300 a semester - including food, socials, free laundry, brotherhoods and many more. recently the campus was saying "all first year students are to live in the dorms first." due to the amount of students realizing "more bang for the buck" is actually in the greek system, not the dorms.