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Innovation Village
Each unit at Innovation Village has a common kitchen. And the dorm has its own pool. [Photo: Florida Atlantic University]

Innovation Village

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Building cost: $67 million (two buildings)
Beds: 1,216
Opening: August

Amenities: Swimming pool, barbecue grills, sand volleyball court, digital cable TV, convenience store, computer lab, "smart" conference rooms and a multipurpose activity room

Floor plans: Four-bedroom/two-bathroom layouts and two-bedroom/two-bathroom layouts

Rates: $4,599/semester (four-bed/two-bath single room); 
$4,802/semester (two-bed/two-bath single room)

Notable: The buildings contain 1,216 beds, all singles. Each unit has a common kitchen. Units in the north building have individual laundry facilities.

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