The 2015 Cappies

Best College Dorms

The 2015 Cappies™ is a compilation of more than 1.4 million student reviews of approximately 2,000 colleges and universities. The reviews are broken out into lists that honor America's top 25 favorite schools across multiple categories. Students selected the Best College Dorms schools due to their most comfortable dorms, ideal living arrangements and a wide variety of social programming; schools that offer the best on-campus living arrangements.

Students spend a majority of their daily college life in their dorms and dorm rooms. Amenities, proximity to classes, sleeping quarters, social atmosphere and general spaciousness are all key to a comfortable existence, which impacts a student's overall college experience. The institutions listed here go above and beyond with dorm features for not only incoming freshmen, but upperclassmen as well. At these colleges, the number of students who choose to live on campus in college-operated dorms is very high. Following are a few specifics about schools that Cappex students reviewed as the Best College Dorms.

At High Point University, all students are required to reside on campus until their senior year. However, the campus dorms bill themselves as a "theme park", complete with plasma televisions in dorm rooms, a free movie theater, and even a steak restaurant.

At Loyola University Maryland, sports tournaments and movie nights are a major part of the college dorm experience. There are also a variety of living arrangements available to students, such as doubles, suites, lofts and townhouses. For upperclassmen, the suite-style apartments feature walk-in closets, pantries, a fully-equipped kitchen, and in some spaces up to four bathrooms. And for students who don't have the time to cook dinner, an upscale convenience store with a daily menu is located on the ground floor.

At Johnson University, every two-person dorm room has internet access, personal temperature controls, movable furniture, and a private bath. The dorms also offer prayer rooms, multiple full-sized kitchens and a women's only workout center.

"Student life is one of the greatest things about this university. Most of the dorms have private bathrooms, so no communal showers. Upperclassmen all have full size kitchens. Learn to cook so you can take advantage of this!"

- Student from Loyola University Maryland
Ranking School Name State Population
1 Johnson University Tennessee 816
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2 Bowdoin College Maine 1,955
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3 Johnson University Florida Florida 303
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4 High Point University North Carolina 4,600
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5 Loyola University Maryland Maryland 6,061
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6 Clarks Summit University Pennsylvania 995
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7 Crown College Minnesota 1,176
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8 Rice University Texas 5,879
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9 Concordia University, Nebraska Nebraska 2,332
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10 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Texas 2,064
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11 Florida College Florida 478
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12 Covenant College Georgia 1,304
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13 Smith College Massachusetts 3,033
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14 Life Pacific College California 509
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15 Northwestern College - Iowa Iowa 1,243
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16 Truett-McConnell College Georgia 755
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17 Cedarville University Ohio 3,963
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18 California University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 9,400
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19 John Brown University Arkansas 2,131
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20 Wheaton College Illinois 3,026
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21 Skidmore College New York 2,642
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22 Southeastern University Florida 2,779
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23 Columbia International University South Carolina 1,003
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24 Washington University in St Louis Missouri 13,820
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25 Santa Clara University California 8,681
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