A dorm refrigerator should be between 1.5 and 6 cubic feet. However, some college dorms may have restrictions on refrigerator sizes, so its important that students speak with their colleges before buying the appliance.
To choose the proper dorm refrigerator, students and their parents must look at the size, cost and features of the refrigerator. If the student's dorm doesn't have regulations on how big or small the refrigerator can be, then any size between 1.5 and 6 cubic feet works. The cost of a fridge is dependent on its brand and how big it is. Other features students may wish to look at include adjustable shelves, energy efficiency, if it has an ice dispenser and an automatic defrost facility.