2017 Best College Dorms Ranking Methodology
The 2017 Best College Dorms ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews. Top-ranked colleges offer outstanding campus housing that is safe and clean with modern amenities at reasonable prices. Learn where our data comes from.
|Student Surveys on Campus Housing||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the quality of campus housing at each school.||Self-reported by Niche users||70.0%|
|Average Housing Cost||Average cost of campus housing, as reported by the college.||U.S. Dept. of Education||10.0%|
|Housing Capacity||Total housing capacity as a percentage of full-time undergraduate student enrollment, as reported by the college.||U.S. Dept. of Education||10.0%|
|Student Housing Crime Rate||Rate of crimes committed in on-campus housing facilities per 1,000 students, as reported by the college.||U.S. Dept. of Education||10.0%|
This ranking assesses 1,398 4-year colleges and universities. The same methodology is used to produce the Niche Dorms Grade for each ranked school as well as additional 4-year colleges. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the colleges.For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.