Campus Housing

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$40,649
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like my dorm a lot! I'm staying in Hughes, which was just remodeled, so it looks great.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's expensive, but freshman dorm life is a way to meet some of your best friends and have some of the best nights, even in the dorms.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's easy to get to everywhere from the dorms because AU is a whole 15-minute walk from one side to the next. However, on campus living is insanely expensive. And when things break, they don't get fixed.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorm atmosphere, especially freshman year on south campus, is really fun. The dorms themselves are older and slightly cramped, but I made my best friends there. Sophomore year you want to get a nice dorm, but it's also cheaper and more convenient to live off campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm rooms are nice, but if anything goes wrong, the school wont fix it for months at a time... even if the problem is huge (falling ceiling, unusable sinks, leaky windows, flooded rooms, broken doors that won't lock, etc.)

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 18th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 343rd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 406th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1155th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jesse MacDonald
Hometown
Brooklyn
Major
Law & Society
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AU dorms cater to students of varied dispositions. The North Side dorms of Hughes, McDowell, and Leonard are considered quieter, and residents there say they have tight-knit communities because they are smaller. The South Side dorms of Letts, Anderson, and Centennial are home to more frat brothers and sorority sisters, and are therefore a little rowdier.

Leonard is home to the school’s many international students, and there are specialized floors elsewhere, including all-women's floors and community service floors. Honors floors and Learning Community floors, where students live with similarly interested roommates, are becoming increasingly popular. Most students are satisfied with housing options, as long as they live somewhere appropriate to their personalities. Many freshmen live on campus and say it makes meeting people easier, but by junior year, students start moving off campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,977
Average Housing Costs
$9,466
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Undergrads Living On Campus
64%
Freshmen Living On Campus
96%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Anderson Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Centennial Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
McDowell Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
McDowell Hall
What You Get
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Desk
  • Heater
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Anderson Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Largest residence hall on campus; access to South Campus computer lab and Greek Lounge; home to offices for the Housing & Dining programs and Residence Hall Association.
Capital Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Home to transfer and Washington Semester students; located on Tenley Campus, about a mile from main campus
Centennial Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Home to South Side Honors Community
Clark Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: This hall opened in the fall of 2010.
Congressional Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Home to transfer and Washington Semester students; located on Tenley Campus, about a mile from main campus
Federal Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Mail room, on-site dining facility; home to students in the Washington Mentorship program; located on Tenley Campus, about a mile from main campus
Hughes Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Classroom, computer lab; home to University Honors Program
Leonard Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Home to intercultural/international living experience; renovated in 2007, lounge designed and furnished by Crate and Barrel
Letts Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Formal lounge, Sky Lounge, study areas; home to South Campus Fitness Center
McDowell Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Common room for quiet study space, computer cluster, formal lounge on first floor; home to North Area Recreation Center (NARC)
Roper Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: This hall opened in the fall of 2010.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Nebraska Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and graduate students
Room Types: Two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Full-sized beds, kitchen, living room

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