The Cavalier line of mattresses is a value-centric 'step up' even from the Venice Pillow Top because it offers a more durable and body-contouring innerspring unit; the VertiCoil. With equal amounts of wear-and-tear, it's likely that the Cavalier Firm or Pillow Top would outlast lesser mattresses long enough to become the mattress in your first home or apartment, away from school! In the Cavalier Firm, there is a full three inches of foam between you and the springs and it's a CertiPUR-US, American made poly foam; two inches of it being convoluted. That's a lot of comfort packed and stability packed into a budget mattress. The Cavalier series is also foam encased which means a stronger edge support and less motion transfer! Definitely a great pick for overall value. For a more medium-to-plush feel, try the Cavalier Pillow Top. Made in the USA! As always, matching foundation available for a discounted price when purchasing a set.