Cool College Amenities
Pensacola Christian College (FL)
In addition to a miniature golf course, an inline skating track, and 40-foot and 60-foot climbing walls, the school’s sports center features an indoor water park. Besides the usual slides and waterfalls, there are two surfing waves, so students can practice hanging 10.
Michigan Technological University
If you’re looking to hit the slopes when you’re not hitting the books, you may want to consider MTU. Students have free use of the 112-acre ski resort on campus, which includes 24 runs and two chairlifts.
Eckerd College (FL)
In addition to having the distinction of being the first college in the country to allow pets in the dorms, the school has a dog park and student-run Pet Council.There are eight housing options that allow students to live with their pets, including dogs under 40 pounds, cats, rabbits, ducks, large birds and ferrets.
High Point University (NC)
Who would ever need to leave campus when you have access to a fancy steak house, roaming ice-cream truck and an on-campus movie theater that shows first-run features? Yes, High Point University goes above and beyond to make college living really feel like a home away from home for its students.
University Of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Not too many schools can boast their own lagoon and beach, but UCSB can. Built on a cliff by the ocean, UCSB is its own little slice of heaven.
Kenyon College (OH)
Step away from the ramen noodles, and listen carefully: Kenyon College students can eat as much as they want in the dining hall. Plus, they can take as much stuff with them as they want. The board fee includes unlimited dining hall access. The only bad side is that freshman 15 could end up more like the freshman 30!
Boston University (MA)
The views of the city don’t get much better than the ones from 33 Harry Agganis Way, BU’s newest residence halls. At 26- and 19-stories tall, the two towers border on luxury living. There’s central air, a soundproof music practice room, 24-hour front door security, a mailroom, walk-in closets, lounges with flat-screen TVs and a 26th-floor multipurpose room, among other features. The south tower is dormitory-style living with suites, and the north tower offers three apartment-style layouts.
University Of Missouri
A gym that cost $50 million better havesome pretty darn cool stuff, and Mizzou’s rec center doesn’t disappoint. The lazy river—complete with waterfall and shade from palm trees—is flanked by a whirlpool, sauna and hot tub. There’s also a weight room, a 42-foot climbing tower and the Jungle Gym, which includes more than 100 cardio machines with integrated TVs and web access, 50 strength and conditioning machines, and a nutrition bar. Did we mention the on-campus beach club?