The 12 Best Twin XL Sheet Sets for College Dorms in 2022

It’s back to school, and one thing you’ll definitely need if you’re in a college dorm is not just twin sheets, but twin XL sheets.

You know the struggle if you tried to hunt them down in August. Some aren’t soft, some are in dull colors you don’t want, and most are probably out of stock.

That’s where the New York Post Shopping team comes in.

To pair well with your duvet cover and throw pillows, we’ve rounded up the 12 best XL twin sheet sets to buy for your college dorm so you don’t have to. We’ve integrated research from some of the best retailers, from Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond to Target and Walmart. (Related: best bed sheets).

But before you shop, we recommend buying a new mini fridge to complete your small living space, as well as a sturdy backpack and a pair of jeans to take your back-to-school style to a whole new level.


With over 192,000 rave reviews on Amazon, the CGK Twin XL Sheet Set comes in virtually any color and is hotel-luxe (which will give your dorm room a little punch). In addition, they are breathable and cooling.

Studio 3B Jersey Modal Twin XL Sheet Set
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The Studio 3B Jersey Modal Twin XL Sheet Set is a great buy if you want to lay down on material similar to your favorite t-shirts. They have also been made in certified green dyes, so the sheets are free of chemicals and toxins. The variety of neutral colors is also superb.

Threshold 400 Thread Count Solid Performance Sheet Set

As one of Target’s best foils, the Threshold 400 Count Solid Performance Foil Set is an in-between option if you want high quality without the high price tag. They’re 100% cotton, have labels on the top and bottom (so you know how to put them on after you’ve used your laundry detergent) and are shrink-resistant. The fun patterns are also a nice touch.

Clara Clark XL Twin Size Bed Sheets

As sheets that have a rich variety of colors, Clara Clark Twin XL bed sheets are also one of the most affordable options you can buy for less than $30. We love that teal color, but the comfy, cool sheets come in hues to match any dorm aesthetic.

Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set

We’ve reviewed Brooklinen’s Classic Basic Sheet Set and we have to tell you that they are beyond worth it. If you’re going to be sleeping in a twin XL bed for the long haul, the colors and patterns are the craze you need in your life (seriously, we can’t recommend these sheets enough).

Bare Home Sandwash Twin Sheet Set

The Bare Home Sandwashed Twin XL Sheet Set is one of the lightest and most breathable sets on this list. For less than $35, you’ll enjoy all the pretty pastels, incredible softness, and durability for years.

Nautica 200 Thread Count Captain's Twin XL Sheet Set
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In this rich navy blue, the Nautica Captain’s 200 Thread Count Twin XL Sheet Set is a great set to pick up. Its 100% construction adds that layer of freshness and crispness to your bed that you’ve been craving. In addition, its fitted sheet is completely elasticated to prevent slipping off the mattress (a huge prime!)

Threshold Twin XL 400 Thread Count Scorecard

If you love flowers, Threshold’s Twin XL 400 Thread Count Performance Sheet is for you. This print is the one that interests us, especially for its dreamlike aesthetic and its incredible softness. For $35 at Target, we approve of this purchase.

Lane Linen 100% Organic Cotton XL Twin Sheets

Available in a range of colors to match your dorm room, Lane Linen’s Twin XL 100% Organic Cotton Sheets have a super soft feel. With nearly 5,000 reviews on Amazon, these are the sheets with long cotton fibers – helping them not tear over time.

Mellani Twin XL Sheet Set

OK, we need to put you on Mellanni’s sheets. The acclaimed brand is responsible for over 307,000 reviews on Amazon (yes, they are this good) and come in an incredible variety of sizes and colors. If you want luxury without the high price tag, this is it.

Amazon Basics Lightweight Sheet Set

For just $14, add the Amazon Basics Lightweight Sheet Set to your cart ASAP. We love fresh, clean batches of these printed sheets, but if you don’t, no problem. The retailer’s flagship brand has so many other choices. This convenient purchase is one you won’t regret either.

Bedsure 100% Bamboo Sheet Set

Aside from the bold red color, the Bedsure 100% Bamboo Sheet Set is a great buy if you’re looking for a suitable bamboo sheet set. They’re nearly 50% off right now, have a 16-inch-deep pocket to hold them in place on your mattress, and are easy to care for when washing (just detergent and dry as usual).

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