Los Angeles: Posh Digs At Southern Cal

Posh Digs At Southern Cal

Dorm life for most college kids is a study in spartan simplicity. Not for the 270 or so lucky University of Southern California students who, unable to find campus housing, have been temporarily stashed in the fashionable Promenade Towers apartment complex three miles away. Housed two to a room in furnished apartments for $315 a month per student, the undergrads enjoy valet parking, a 24-hour switchboard, a health club, swimming pool, dry cleaner and market. "Just what we needed," exults U.S.C. Housing Director William Thompson.

Regular tenants are not so happy. Three have broken their lease. Said one tenant who intends...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!