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I have 2 kids in college. Do the math. I think you will find that dorms, apartments, and houses generate positive cash-flow for universities. Supply and demand. If someone keeps offering stupid loans to stupid students, the demand continues.
The newly modular-constructed student housing at Cheyney University is certainly among the best in the nation and for sure deserves a nod in the next enactment of "Public colleges with luxurious dorms." The suite style units offer a range from one-person to four person suites, equipped with bathrooms and vanities, kitchenettes (fridge and microwave included), living room and dining room spaces. With an abundance of natural light from the beautifully designed large curtainwall windows the suite’s interiors are also skillfully crafted with natural wood trimmings/ doors/ cabinetry/ furniture and sustainable/ recyclable materials such as carpet and VCT flooring. Added to that are the wonderfully designed Lounge/ Recreational/ Study areas consisting of wood slat walls & ceilings, stone & wood flooring, curtainwall glazing/ bay windows, glass/ stainless steel rails, and tastefully selected light fixtures. Each public space has wood floors & ceilings, stone walls (extended from the exterior) with wall-wash light fixtures, floor to ceiling glass windows, and 60” plasma screens! The building is fully Wi-Fi with wired connections in each room and public space, and access to the building/ rooms is by card access only. The exquisite materials of the building exterior are natural mica stone, cast stone, amazingly detailed curtainwall glazing, and patterned zinc roofs and dormers. The building surrounds perfectly laid out landscaping and outdoor spaces with sleek outdoor lighting. Cheyney University, the first established historically black university in the United States, is a little known fact and a hidden gem. This new housing is certainly a diamond in the rough that demonstrates a cutting edge and thoughtfully designed building worthy of the title of one of the best dorms. If you are/ will be in the Pennsylvania area this building certainly deserves a look!
i lived in the residence halls at the university of nevada for two years and seriously have no complains. yes, it adds to the tuition but the experiences ive had were priceless and life changing. they have living communities that allow students to live with those who have the same major as them to allow better networking and easier adjustment. some "dorms" do NOT like to be referred to as that becauise they have plenty of staff that work very hard on making it a community and not just a place to sleep in.
i do not come from money but i was able to afford it thanks to student grants and scholarships. it's best to take a campus tour and ask allt he questions you can, even the uncomfortable ones, to make sure you understand what you are paying for.
During the ealy 60's, the selective service system gave 2-S classification to those who could afford to attend an accredited college fulltime. In those days, if one couldn't afford college, then it was out of reach; there were no federal grants or loans.
So, a healthy man (only drafted men) had no money, he was classified 1-A and ready for military service.
Part of the logic to defer college men stemmed from the economics of the colleges. If a person could not afford college, then they would not contribute to the college anyway. So, tthe hought that the person who had no money for college would more than likely not contributemuch, if anything to society anyway so, he goes into the military and likely placed in a most dangerous situation, that of infantry.
Lovely country some of grew up in. Find the members names of the local draft boards, then thank their sons, grandsons for the fine work and logical decisions.
If things keep going the way they have been over the last 20 years, not only with the students whose families aren't wealthy not be able to send them to the elite schools, their won't be able to send them to the state universities either. The only middle class students that will be attending universities will be those of full ride scholarships and those whose families live in the area.
Dorms need to be well maintained and safe but, do they really need suites and private baths?
As far as the other luxury dorms/apartments in this article. Let's remember that many college students today are used to living in luxury and being pampered by their parents. Most of my daughter's friends live in homes that are very large new homes with new furnishings and top of the line appliances. My daughter and I live in a modest home with older appliances but we are lucky enough to have a 2 car garage and a very small above ground pool. There have been times in the past where my daughter was embarassed to bring friends home with her because she was embarassed by our home! Luckily, she outgrew that stage and learned her friends really didn't care as long as they felt comfortable. Point is - why would "Mommy and Daddy" send their pampered child off to school unless they had all the comforts of home except for maybe the maid service? Parents today will pay for luxurious dorms and apartments for their poor, little children because they wouldn't want them "slumming it" .... would they?
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