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Higher Education: Dorms

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

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North Lake Village
North Lake Village overlooks Florida Gulf Coast's 60-acre recreational lake. [Photo: Florida Gulf Coast University]

North Lake Village

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers
Building cost: N/A
Beds: 1,949
Opened: 1998

Amenities: A computer-monitored laundry facility, swimming pool, volleyball court, barbecue areas, big-screen TV and a game room. Each unit has a full kitchen.

Floor plans: Single- and double-bedroom apartments

Rates: $2,364 to $2,890/semester

Notable: FGCU's North Lake Village sits at the edge of a 60-acre lake where students can sunbathe, water-ski, sail and kayak.

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