(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- The University of Michigan says it will have spent $440 million in renovations to its residence halls by the end of 2013, according to the school.
In an interview with AnnArbor.com, Linda Newman, director of University Housing, says the school expects the upgrades to pay dividends in the recruitment process.
“There are many factors that go into a student making a choice, and if all things are equal between the two schools and the residence halls are more comfortable -- have more space, more bathrooms -- I think we would find students gravitating toward the more comfortable living space,” said Newman. “It is a serious contender for the overall quality of a student’s experience.”
The university's "residence life initiative" began in 2006 and represent the only significant upgrades made to the school's dormitories in 32 years.
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