What Colleges Allow Pets In Dorms?

Colleges are increasingly allowing students to bring their pets with them. This article ranks the best colleges that permit dogs in dormitories. For a full rundown, see below.

Top 13 Colleges Allow Pets In Dorms

University of Northern Colorado

(Dogs, Cats, etc.)

Learn about their pet policy at ww.unco.edu/living-on-campus/housing/pet-friendly.aspx

Stetson University 

– Dogs, Rabbits, Hamsters and etc

(Read more about their policy at University Animal Policy < Stetson University)

Johnson and Wales University 

Cats & Dogs

(Providence Campus)

Converse College 


Eckerd College


Policy – Housing | Eckerd College

 University of Washington

(Dogs- Service animal Only)

UW On-Campus Housing | Disability Resources for Students (washington.edu)

University of Idaho

Cats and birds allowed- No dogs (service animal only)

95.16 – Animals on Campus (uidaho.edu)

The University of Illinois


Part 4, Article 2 » Student Code » Illinois

South Dakota State University

Service Animal Only

About Us | South Dakota State University (sdstate.edu)

Standford University 

 (Cats & Dogs)

 Apartments that Accept Pets | Stanford R&DE

Lyon College

(Dogs & Cats)

Pet Policy | Lyon College | Batesville, AR

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cats Only

Pet Policy – MITAdmissions Wiki

Duke University

Fish Only

Duke University

Pets provide companionship, love, and support- especially during tough times in college. Many students find that having a pet in their dorm room helps them feel more relaxed and less stressed. Make sure you check each school’s pet policy.

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