Campus Housing

Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
4,111
Tuition
$39,628
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Really housing is average. You are going to over pay so much for your little room. Its going to smell all the time and sometimes the showers have no hot water. The bathrooms are always dirty and once again, smell horrible. You have to climb a huge hill to get to classes and down a hill to get food. You can pick your roommate or do it random. Really nothing special just smelly.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty average housing. The doubles are big enough to not have to bunk your beds and still have plenty of space. Every dorm has an air conditioner and heating unit in the room which you can control, which is GREAT. Best part about living at Bentley.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There isn't a bad dorm on campus, each has unique aspects that make it an interesting and fun experience

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is below average not going to lie but the upperclassmen suites and apartments are sick!

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are decent, Trees is terrible but Slade is very nice. Upperclassman housing is much nicer, but there is virtually no off campus housing available.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 105th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 232nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 439th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 793rd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kat Webber
Hometown
Augusta, ME
Major
Management
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While dorms at Bentley may be a little bigger than those at other schools, they are still dorms. You are still going to be dealing with noisy neighbors, communal bathrooms, and walking everywhere. But never fear, life will get easier once you move out of that situation. The University offers a variety of suites and apartments for upperclassmen, the main difference being that a suite has a fridge and microwave while an apartment has a full kitchen. The housing process can be a bit overwhelming, but you will always have a place to stay, even if it's not where you expected. For freshmen, Slade, Miller, and the Trees are the three dorms to choose from, each with a selection of single, double, triple, and quad rooms. For upperclassmen, there is a lot more variety in style and location of rooms. Most seniors chose to live in Collins or Falcone as they are centrally located, so good luck to any underclassmen trying for those. But the apartments on Lower are also good, if a bit of a walk to class. Those at North are amazing, but you have to consider the shuttle ride or driving to campus, which is a hassle for some.

The funiture was recently updated in several of the buildings, and while it is still somewhat drab, the University understands that things will probably be spilled on it anyway. The beds aren't all that comfortable, so it's highly suggested that you bring some sort of cushion topper, which will help. The kitchens, when you have them, are small but usable and definitely outweigh the costs of eating at the dining hall all four years. The close community of Bentley living can be alienating to someone living off campus because on-campus housing is the easiest place where friends and connections are made. So the choice to live on campus is made by the majority of students, which makes it easier to see your friends, and be distracted by them.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,000
Average Housing Costs
$7,790
Undergrads Living On Campus
82%
Freshmen Living On Campus
98%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
7
Best Freshman Dorms
Slade Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Collins Hall
  • Falcone Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
Spruce Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Kresge Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Did You Know?
  • All buildings are smoke-free.
  • All campus residents get free cable and access to Bentley's movie channel.
  • Living in Collins Hall or the Orchard Apartments means you agree to have other students living in your room during winter break.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alder Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Recycling center, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Birch Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Recycling center, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Castle Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Community kitchen, TV lounge
Cedar Hall
Floors: 4 in each of five halls
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recycling center, study lounges, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Copley North & South
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, function room, laundry facilities, pool table, recycling center, student lounge, study lounges, vending machines
Elm Hall
Floors: 4 in each of four halls
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, recycling center, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Fenway Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Elevators, laundry facilities, recycling center, skybox on fourth floor, student lounge, study lounges, vending machines
Forest Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three- to five-bedroom suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, function room, laundry facilities, outdoor tables and grills, sand volleyball court
Kresge Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Laundry facilities, outdoor grills and tables, sand volleyball court, student lounges
Maple Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, recycling center, student lounge, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Nathan R. Miller Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recycling center
Oak Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recycling center, study lounges, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Slade Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Community kitchen, fitness center, laundry facilities, racquetball court, recycling center, social/TV lounge, study lounges, vending machines
Spruce Hall
Floors: 4 (Ground Floor)
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Backstage Lounge in basement, recycling center, vending machines; part of Trees Complex
Stratton House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, deck in back, laundry facilities, student lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Boylston A & B Apartments
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles), a few standard triples and quads
Special Features: Apartment units feature air conditioning, full kitchen, furnished living areas; building includes laundry facilities, student lounge, vending machines
Cape House
Floors: 3
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities
Collins Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: ATM, elevators, laundry facilities, student mailboxes; ground floor has Barnes & Noble, dry cleaning, Dunkin Donuts, stamp vending machine
Falcone Apartments
Floors: 3 in each of three buildings
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (doubles and triples)
Special Features: Function room, laundry facilities, student lounges, vending machines
North Campus Apartments
Floors: 2 in each of four buildings
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and graduate students
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities, student lounges, vending machines
Orchard Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities, recycling centers, student lounges, vending machines
Rhodes Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities; Center for Health & Wellness on ground floor

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