Even as college gets more and more expensive every year, schools feel compelled to introduce sweet new perks to lure prospective students.We’re talking about indoor waterfalls, 24-hour laundry service and “free” laptops.
Berea College in Kentucky offers laptops to all of its incoming students as part of the tuition package. And if your computer breaks during matriculation, the university will repair it free of charge.
Concerts are expensive and even the most modest of indie acts are charging $35 a ticket--and that's not including fees.
New York University hosts the yearly mystery concert presented by the Program Board, and the best part is all shows are free. Alums include Ghostface Killah, No Age, Big Boi, Broken Social Scene, Raekwon, Animal Collective, Dr. Dog, and Flying Lotus.
John Hopkins University requires every student to purchase university health insurance as part of his or her tuition, which means you'll be taken care of by one of the best medical schools in the country, except for much, much cheaper.
At the University of Southern California, students catch free screenings of award-winning, festival-route indie films as well as big blockbusters then get to meet with the Hollywood bigshots who produced, directed and starred in them. Want to meet Spielberg, Zemekis, or Tom Hanks? Visit this school.
At Michigan Tech in the Upper Peninsula, the university actually owns a mountain so students have free access to nearby Mont Ripley. And thanks to its state-of-the-art snow-making systems, the slopes are open a whopping 100 days a year.
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas offers a safe ride service that will pick students up anywhere within the Lubbock City Limits and return them home free-of-charge. Added bonus: Texas Tech promises to not tell your parents.
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