Where: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dorm name: North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex
Coolest perk: Integrative study and living arrangement
Unnecessary but awesome: Shark on the cafeteria menu
Approximate cost: $13,230
Many college students spend their study time holed up in the library, buzzing off of Pocky and vending machine coffee while struggling to stay awake under the weight of their statistics notes. But the $175 million North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex offers something completely different and actually pretty intuitive for their international and intercultural students. Not only does the North Quad have plush single, double, and triple rooms, the space impressively integrates sleeping, living, and study spaces. It includes classrooms, offices for communication studies, the language resource center, and a writing center. The Academic Complex has a television production studio, a multimedia collaborative work space that has video-teleconferencing and electronic media sharing, and a marketplace-style dining center. Yes, that includes gourmet dishes with exotic ingredients like shark and a dope coffee house to get your late night study on. Foodies, you've found your new home.