Size does matter when it comes to twin XL bedding, so it's best to rely on actual dimensions versus labels. Here's some guidelines to ensure your twin extra long bedding, will properly fit:
Learn more About Twin XL Bedding Sizes and Types before shopping for college.
Five long inches is the difference between a twin and twin extra long, aka twin XL mattress.
If your dorm room at college or boarding school, it is important to understand that your fitted sheet, mattress topper, pad, and bed skirt must be 80 inches in length to fit properly (typically 39" x 80").