I remember my bed last year was 11” off of the ground (to the bottom of the frame). But, my bed was one of the ones in the Quad. The beds in the Freshmen Five and some of the other halls can easily be 3’ off of the ground. I don’t know if that’s helpful.
About fitting stuff under: the ones not in the Quad can easily fit the furnished drawer set and perhaps a minifridge. Underbed storage is a great idea!