NAVIGATION

January 24, 2017

Higher Education: Dorms

Sweet Dreams: Trendy Dorms in Florida

Schools are spending millions on plush residence halls, looking for an edge in recruiting.

Amy Keller | 7/5/2011
Towers at Knights Plaza
Towers at Knights Plaza has apartment-style units with single bedrooms with full-size beds. [Photo: University of Central Florida]

Towers at Knights Plaza

University of Central Florida, Orlando
Building cost: $67 million (two buildings)
Beds: 2,000
Opened: From 2005 to 2007

Amenities: Single bedrooms with full-size beds; high-speed internet and cable television in each bedroom; kitchens with dishwashers

Floor plans: Apartment-style rooms include one-, two- and four-bedroom suites.

Rates: $8,897/year (fall, spring and summer semester) for a four-bedroom/two-bathroom setup; $9,953/year for a single

Notable: The four towers house 2,000 students who have private rooms with full-size beds. One tower is designated as UCF's Honors Living-Learning Community, providing a computer lab with free printing for honors students.

Dining at UCF
Just outside the 2,000-student towers is a strip of retail shops and restaurants. [Photo: University of Central Florida]

Tags: Education

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet
Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet

Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Will you retire in Florida?

  • No, definitely not
  • Unsure - don't know when/if I will retire anyway
  • Yes, plan to
  • Yes (because I'm already retired!)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe