College Dorms: The Good, the Bad, and the Hot

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 3, 2011

It had to happen eventually. About 20 years ago, the media began ranking colleges, a tradition we continue today with our ranking of the nation’s top undergraduate business programs. In 1999, ratemyprofessor.com came online, offering students the chance to rate their teachers on overall quality, easiness, and of course, hotness. Now comes CampusSplash, doing for college dormitories what ratemyprofessor.com did for the tweed jacket and elbow patches set.

On March 1, the website unveiled its Dormy Awards, based on over 7,000 reviews of college dorms written by the students who know them best. Without further adieu, here are the best, the worst, and yes, the hottest.

Drum roll please….

Best Dorms
1. La Salle University: St. Basil's Court
2. Winona State University: Lucas
3. Villanova University: Farley Hall
4. Georgia State University: University Commons
5. Mississippi State University: Hurst Hall

Worst Dorms
1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Garner Hall
2. George Mason University: Commonwealth Hall
3. Georgetown University: Darnall Hall
4. George Mason University: President's Park
5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Weston Hall

Schools With the Best Overall Dorms
1. Georgia State University
2. University of Missouri - Columbia
3. Winona State University
4. Loyola University Maryland
5. California State University - Fullerton

Biggest Party Dorms
1. Indiana University - Bloomington: Briscoe-Shoemaker
2. University of Pennsylvania: Riepe College House
3. Winona State University: Lucas
4. Northwestern University: Bobb-McColluch
5. Syracuse University: Brewster Hall

Dorms with the Hottest Residents
1. Mississippi State University: Hurst Hall
2. Florida State University: Ragans Hall
3. Villanova University: Welsh Hall
4. Florida State University: Wildwood Hall
5. Chapman University: Glass Hall

Schools with the Best RAs
1. Rice University
2. Yale University
3. Kansas State University
4. North Carolina State University - Raleigh
5. University of Maryland - Baltimore County

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