Hey, another college student wanting a crt, cool. Let me first to tell you welcome to the club, but also tell you, you really need to know what your getting into first. Check one out locally if possibly and see what you think. These are large and I couldn't bring mine to college, too much moving. Oh, did I mention these things are big? hehehe.
edit: For most crts I don't think that throw distance will be large enough. My xg needed an almost 1.5x screen width setup and for a minimum of 60 inches that will mean you need at least 10ft to the lenses and another 2 or more for just the length of the pj. Again, you may want to consider your options. Good Luck.