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Colleges Offering Honors Housing and Other Unique Living Opportunities

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  • Albright College (Reading, PA): Honors and upper-class affinity housing; The Alpha Living-Learning Community
  • Arizona State University—Tempe (Tempe, AZ): Honors and freshman housing; transfer and graduate apartments; suite-style housing based on majors
  • Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN): Theme housing; first-year residential experience; Honors, arts, health sciences, outdoor, and indoor adventure learning communities
  • Boston University (Boston, MA): Living-Learning community; special-interest, apartment-style, gender-neutral, gender-affirming; and Honors College housing
  • Bowie State University (Bowie, MD): Honors housing for first-year students; Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community; Christa McAuliffe Residential Community; co-ed housing
  • Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH): Honors, residential learning, and themed community housing
  • Bryant University (Smithfield, RI): Gender neutral, Honors, first-year and theme housing; townhouse-style apartments
  • California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): Theme, wellness, co-ed, pet-friendly, Honors, and gender-inclusive housing
  • Canisius University (Buffalo, NY): Freshman Honors, science, and animal behavior housing; college-owned houses; townhouses
  • Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA): Women-only Leadership Living-Learning community; and Honors communities; graduate, sustainability, and co-ed housing
  • Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL): Gender-inclusive and Honors housing; Second-Year Housing Community
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro, PA): First-Year Experience, arts, eSports, Honors, Nursing/STEM, and ROTC housing
  • Emory & Henry College (Emory, VA): Honors housing; co-ed, single-gender, and gender-inclusive accommodations
  • Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI): Honors, STEM, and LGBTQ+ Liberation housing; themed and friendship communities
  • Francis Marion University (Florence, SC): Village-style apartments; Honors and graduate housing
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY): Theme, wellness, and Honors housing; quiet and women's floors; Living-Learning and themed living communities, including first-generation, STEM, and more
  • Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN): First-year academic interest group and residential language housing; Honors college floor; Living-Learning and wellness centers; thematic communities
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA): Living-Learning, Living-Learning Linked, and Upper Division Communities; pet-friendly and Honors program housing
  • Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, MI): Honors and upperclass housing; Living-Learning Communities; townhouses
  • Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): Honors housing; Themed living communities including leadership, social justice, and wellness
  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI): Honors, substance-free, and gender neutral housing; academic themed communities
  • Mississippi University for Women (Columbus, MS): Honors and co-ed housing; Living-Learning communities
  • Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ): mixed-gender and gender-inclusive housing; Honors Residential College; Indigenous Peoples Living-Learning Community
  • Pennsylvania State University—University Park (University Park, PA): first-year, co-ed, gender-inclusive, and sweet-style housing; Living-Learning communities, including LGBTQ+, Arts & Architecture, Business, Engineering, wellness, and more
  • Randolph–Macon College (Ashland, VA): Apartment and townhouse-style living; freshman and Honors housing; special-interest housing, including international, multicultural, and LGBTQ+
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY): Special-interest housing, including Arts, Engineering, minority students, and more; Honors, gender-inclusive, and deaf/HOH adaptive floors
  • Russell Sage College (Troy, NY): Honors, gender-affirming, pet-friendly, and multicultural housing
  • SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY): First-year, Honors, disability, theme, wellness, and international housing; co-ed dorms
  • Saint Michael's College (Colchester, VT): Honors, substance-free, LGBTQ+ and Allies, and academic global experience housing
  • Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD): Apartment-style and co-ed housing; Honors and other Living-Learning communities
  • St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN): Co-ed dorms; Honors, disability, and language housing
  • Stetson University (DeLand, FL): Theme, wellness, gender-neutral, and pet-friendly housing; first-year experience and Honors houses; women's leadership and Living-Learning communities
  • Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN): Honors, wellness, Engineering, Women in Engineering, and leadership and careers housing
  • The University of Montana (Missoula, MT): Apartments for students and families; Honors, international, and quiet floors; activity, co-ed, disability, international, theme, and personal development housing
  • The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX): Co-ed dorms; Honors, theme, wellness, disability, and international housing; apartments for married and single students; Living-Learning communities
  • Towson University (Towson, MD): Honors, alcohol-free, gender-inclusive, and co-ed housing; apartments for single and married students; Living-Learning communities
  • Troy University (Troy, AL): Honors, co-ed, international, wellness, and substance-free housing
  • University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): Honors, academic interest, first-year, disability, and shared-interest/theme housing; apartments for single and married students; co-ed dorms
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage, AK): Honors, gender-inclusive, Alaska Natives in Engineering, and first-year housing
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR): Honors, co-ed, disability, international, apartment, and theme housing; Living-Learning communities, including Air Force ROTC, Art, Business, Music, and more
  • University of California, Davis (Davis, CA): Honors, theme, gender-inclusive, and special accommodations housing
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT): Honors housing; Living-Learning communities, including leadership, Nursing, Business, cultural, and more
  • University of Delaware (Newark, DE): Gender-neutral, first-year, upper-division Honors, and substance-free housing; Living-Learning communities
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA): Honors, theme, first-year and language-focused housing; apartment-style and townhouse-style buildings
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY): Living-learning and athletic communities; Honors, international, transfer, graduate, and family housing
  • University of Maine (Orono, ME): Honors, graduate student, First-Year Experience, and substance-free housing; theme housing, including intramurals, gamers, Nursing, Science, Business, and more
  • University of Maine at Farmington (Farmington, ME): Gender-neutral, co-ed, Honors & Scholars, medical single rooms, wellness, rainbow alliance housing; themed communities, including diversity, education, substance-free, and more
  • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN): Honors, cultural, and academic housing; first-year, second-year, and transfer Living-Learning Communities
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Pet, wellness, Honors, gender-affirming, graduate, and freshman experience housing; Living-Learning communities
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK): Honors, first-year, and cultural housing; National Merit and Scholastic floors; quiet lifestyle communities
  • University of South Carolina—Columbia (Columbia, SC): First-year, Honors, Engineering & Computing, music, wellness, and more housing; residential college
  • University of Tennessee at Martin (Martin, TN): Honors housing; Living-Learning Communities, including agriculture, Criminal Justice, Engineering, ROTC, and more
  • West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX): Honors and first-generation housing; Residential Learning Communities
  • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI): Theme, Honors, and special-interest housing; Living-Learning communities
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA): Honors, Pride, Viking Launch, Black Affinity, and International communities; substance-free, gender neutral, and disability housing
  • Wright State University (Dayton, OH): Honors and themed housing; STEM Living-Learning communities; suite-style and co-ed buildings

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