Construction Cost Estimates for College Dormitory (4-8 Story) in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a college dormitory (4-8 story) using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 85000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a college dormitory (4-8 story) in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of college dormitory (4-8 story) models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 6
Story Height (L.F.): 12.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 85000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $142.84 $12,141,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $35.71 $3,035,400
Architectural Fees 7% $12.50 $1,062,400
Total Building Cost $191.05 $16,239,300
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $131.65 $11,190,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $32.91 $2,797,600
Architectural Fees 7% $11.52 $979,200
Total Building Cost $176.09 $14,967,300

College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Frame

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College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / R/Conc. Frame

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College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

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College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Square Foot Cost Assuming Precast Concrete Panels With Exposed Aggregate / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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College Dormitory (4-8 Story) Square Foot Cost Assuming Precast Concrete Panels With Exposed Aggregate / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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