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N.J. college buys a resort to house students

Jenna Johnson

College dorms at many schools are getting swankier and more like spas -- so much so that the Princeton Review does an annual ranking of colleges with "Dorms like Palaces."

But how many colleges house their students at an actual spa?

This week, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey paid $20 million to buy the historic Seaview Resort, a four-star golf resort and spa, according to the Star-Ledger. The resort will remain open to the public, but part of the 297-room hotel will be converted into student housing.

But who is going to want to pay to stay at a spa that's also a college dorm? There are plans for a new student-only driveway and entrance, so resort guests won't have to mingle with students. Plus, the Star-Ledger reports that "only honors students, graduate students and hospitality majors will be permitted to room at the hotel."

You can read the full Star-Ledger article here.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  September 2, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Stockton College, dorms  
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