Yes, the Princeton Review’s top college rankings includes schools with “Dorms Like Palaces”. Hold the tiara and armor. Before you squeeze on the glass slipper or buy a white horse, it’s best to beware of college castle-dwelling surprises. Royal dorms aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. Sure, on the surface there’s that stuffy elegance that screams “cul-cha”, but one must always consider the drawbacks…
There are no crowns in college (unless you decide to to loosen a bottle cap with your teeth) and there are no jewels. Bummer.
Don’t be fooled. Royal dorms are less than authentic as there are no moats on campus.
Heads up college women–The only ladies-in-waiting are your roommates waiting for you to put on your mascara so you all can hit a frat party. Speed it up.
Maybe your family’s got lineage, but chances are your only crest is gonna be toothpaste.
You can call it a dungeon, but when push comes to shove, it’s still only a basement. There, the only prisoners are the ones doing laundry.
Sure, spending your days roaming about the palace for royal suitors will increase your chances of getting a title, but that title is likely to be “unemployed”. Rule your own monarchy and study.
Reprinted from College Bound and Gagged: How To Get Your Kid Into A Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind. © 2011 Nancy Berk, Ph.D.