Forget dingy dorm rooms with communal bathrooms (if you can). Today’s college students are living the good life with amenities such as rooftop pools, private theaters, gaming rooms, and even fully wired outdoor terraces with grilling stations and cabanas.

The building boom in housing complexes across the country is extending to universities, offering resort-style living for students both off and on campus. Developers are meeting the ongoing demand for luxury options by either leasing on-campus plots to build sleek apartment buildings or erecting trendy rental communities just at the campus edge. Meanwhile, many universities are building dorms with flashy amenities as a way to attract students who might be interested in other schools.