LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – If you currently have a child in college, chances are their dorm room is far different than what you lived in.

Many universities are upgrading their student housing and the University of Louisville is no exception.

In the past decade, the number of students living on campus has more than tripled.

To keep up with the demand, there are two new privately built and managed complexes just for U of L students.

The first, “The Nine,” is right across from the campus while University Pointe is actually on campus.

It isn’t your typical student housing but Julie Weber, director of student housing, said it’s important.

“It is so different from when my generation went to college and we don’t need to talk about when my generation was. But it’s just different and housing has become a key element in the recruiting process and it is now an asset to have this type of upscale housing,” she said.

U of L does have three traditional dorms on campus, double occupancy rooms with a community bathroom on each floor.

Freshmen, who are required to live on campus, live in those buildings but the school is considering a change to become more competitive.