The Real Cost of Setting Up a Dorm Room

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-08-10T20:14:18Z

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Shower Gear

Shared showers often are not a pretty thing, but at least your child can be well-equipped. He or she can get good practice at how to walk into a room and avoid touching any surface.

$167: Unisex terry bathrobe, London Luxury Hotel collection ($70), 3 towel sets, (hand, bath sheet, washcloth: $84), mesh shower tote ($13) -- bedbathandbeyond.com

$45: Mesh shower tote, soap, shampoo, mirror for makeup or shaving - bedbathandbeyond.com

$35: Adidas shower sandals -- zappos.com

$67: Electric toothbrush, Philips Sonicare ($44), plus 3-pack brush heads ($23) -- amazon.com

$104: Conair hair dryer ($25), Philips Norelco Electric Shaver ($79) -- amazon.com

The tally: $4,872.50

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