Today's forward-looking college campus is home to dorms that boast amenities like flat-screen televitions, state-of-the-art exercise rooms, and tanning salons. At the same moment that the cost of college is increasingly the object of scruitiny, dorms are going upscale. Why is this happening? Here's an explanation. Below, a sampling of some recent developments. 


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Single bedroom in a student house built by Chestnut Square in Philadelphia


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Games room in a Chestnut Square student apartment in Philadelphia


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Gym in a Chestnut Square student apartment in Philadelphia


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A study in an Ohio State University apartment


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A pool for Ohio State University students


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A card table in a student house in Gainesville, Florida


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A student house in Gainesville, Florida


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Temple University's new Morgan Hall


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A kitchen in Temple University's new Morgan Hall