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Most Expensive U.S. College Dorms

When people lament the rising cost of a college education, they’re usually talking about tuition. Now, CampusGrotto.com, an online resource for college students, has published a list that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.

The priciest dorms are largely in New York and California, where a place to live has never been cheap.

The dorm prices show that this sometimes overlooked higher education cost can not only exceed $13,000 per academic year, but in some cases it can almost equal the price of earning that year’s credits. Click ahead to see which schools have the nation’s most expensive dorms. (Prices are for a double room and meal plan during the 2011-12 academic year.)

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 15 December 2011