University of Michigan - North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex
This $175 million development, now 2 years old, offers 450 rooms for upperclassmen—singles, doubles, and triples, all with wifi access and central air. There’s an internationally themed dining hall that won the National Association of College and University Food Services’ gold status last year for food presentation and menu, according to a CNN report—entries include salmon fillet, tortellini with a walnut pesto sauce, lamb, and shark. Plus students can hit the Java Blue café and coffee shop for late-night cram sessions or take a break in the art gallery. An airy, ballroom-style multipurpose room with new armchairs set in circles lets students work on group projects in comfort.