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Comparison of Residence Hall Rates at Big Ten Universities
(for Academic Year 2003-04)

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Universities
Predominant Rate Double Room w/Board
Rank
Predominant Meal Plan (per week)*

Northwestern University
$8,410
1
13
University of Michigan
6,704
2
13
University of Illinois
6,172
3
14***
Ohio State University
6,048
4
300/year*** & ****
University of Minnesota
6,044
5
19***
Purdue University
6,024
6
15
Pennsylvania State University
5,940
7
-
Indiana University
5,872
8
-
University of Iowa
5,701
9
20
Michigan State University
5,230
10
20***
University of Wisconsin
5,170
11
_**&***

*The meal plan represented for each school is the plan selected by the majority of residents except for Wisconsin, where the amount represents an estimate of what the average resident will spend in the debit plan, and Indiana and Penn State, where the amount represents how much the resident is given to spend in the food units.
**2002-03 rates vary from last year's reports due to adjustments in how much the average resident spends from their debit card plan.
***Rates not formally approved.
****Plus $300 in debit plan.



Source: Housing and Food Services Business Office


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