Campus Housing

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Boston, MA
Undergrads
16,722
Tuition
$42,994
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Kilachand Hall is a great dorm if you can get into it-- the other freshman options are quite small, but there is more of a community there. On-campus housing is very expensive.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: A lot of options are not so great for lower classmen, like freshmen or sophomores. I had a really good number after my freshman year but still ended up with a pretty lackluster placement. There's always a lot of things to do on campus, and there's a really great sense of community within the dorms and even floor by floor. Cafeterias are convenient and are pretty good. I wasn't thrilled by my time living on campus, but I enjoyed it and met some awesome people!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are nothing special, but the new Stuvi dorms and the brownstones are great. The lottery system pretty much sucks, so the best way to get a good dorm is to get pulled in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Best place to live is either Student Village or off campus. Worst place to live is myles or danileson because they are very far from central campus. Student village is very expensive so you might as well live off campus in your own place and cook your own food. It will save you tons of money! Social atmosphere depends on the night and what events are happening. There are always students out on the nights of the weekends going to bars/parties/etc. Housing process can be hectic from what I hear but I haven't had first hand experience since I've been living off campus since I arrived at the university.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I do not live in the dorms

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1167th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1236th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1314th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1367th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Santana
Hometown
Queens, NY
Major
Anthropology/Journalism
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West Campus is a great place to live freshman year. It is the only area with a grassy spot to hang out on, and it is located far enough away from campus to escape the incessant motion of daily life. Kids are often hanging out outside, playing guitar, talking, and generally interacting with one another—a sight rarely seen in city campus life. The dorm is also situated next to the football field, which is the perfect spot to play on snow days, sleep on clear nights, or kiss on the 50-yard line in the early morning.

Whatever you do, stay away from Warren Towers. It is the largest non-military dorm in the United States, and it is a freshman machine. It even resembles a factory in appearance—you have to see it to push the analogy all the way. If you have ever seen the Pink Floyd movie, The Wall, pay attention to the scene accompanying that very song—that is it exactly. Other, smaller dorms are usually a safe bet but tend to be more secluded from campus life. If you can get a hold of a brownstone, don’t give it up. They are by far the nicest living on and (in many cases) off campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
11,376
Average Housing Costs
$8,600
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
65%
Number of Dormitories
13
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Bay State brownstones
  • The Student Village
  • West Campus
Worst Dorms
  • The Towers
  • Warren Towers
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Mirror
  • Phone jack
Available for Rent
MicroFridges

DormitoriesWhat's This?

1019 Commonwealth Ave.
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 275
Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three doubles forming a six-person suite with a common room
Special Features: Close to facilities at Case Athletic Center, laundry, large common study room, TV lines in each room.
575 Commonwealth Ave.
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Private baths
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples, doubles and singles on the top floor
Special Features: 24-hour study lounge, air-conditioning, blackout curtains, Café 575, laundry, lofted furniture, mail room, recycling, study lounge on top floor with a view of the Charles River, vending machines.
Bay State Road Brownstones
Number of Occupants: 12–72
Bathrooms: Communal per floor or private in suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads, suites
Special Features: Views overlooking Bay State Road and the Charles River.
Danielsen Hall (512 Beacon St.)
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 600
Bathrooms: Some rooms have private baths
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single-, double-, and triple-occupancy suites.
Special Features: Formal living room, indoor bike rack, laundry room, mail room, pool tables, ping-pong tables, shuttle bus, study rooms, TV lounge with common kitchen facility, vending machines.
East Campus Brownstones
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 67
Bathrooms: Mostly common bathrooms shared by floor (about 6 people per bathroom)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Close to Kenmore Square shopping area, laundry rooms, study lounges, TV lounge.
Myles Annex (632 Beacon St. — accessed from the 2nd Floor at Myles Standish Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 93
Bathrooms: Communal per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer room, dining room, fitness room, laundry, mail room.
Myles Standish Hall (610 Beacon St.)
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 672
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Three- to six-person suites
Special Features: Computer lab, dining hall, fitness room, game room, laundry room, mail room, music room.
Shelton Hall (91 Bay State Rd.)
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 418
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite-style with double or a double and triple
Special Features: Activity room, bike rack, dining room, fitness room, games room, laundry room, mail room, music room with stage and dance floor, pool table, smoking room with a television, study space.
South Campus Brownstones (Buswell, Carlton, and Beacon Streets, and Audobon Court on Park Dr.)
Floors: Varies
Number of Occupants: 1,800
Bathrooms: Varies per building
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads, suites
Special Features: Computer resource room, fitness room, laundry room, lounges, television room.
Student Village II
Floors: 26
Number of Occupants: 960
Bathrooms: One per suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: North side is apartment-style, south side is suite-style
Special Features: 24-hour reading room, beautiful views, bicycle storage, floor-length mirrors, furnished common rooms, media lounge with a plasma TV, meeting and study rooms, soundproof music practice rooms, walk-in closets, washers and dryers programmed to alert students via computer when they are available.
The Towers (140 Bay State Rd.)
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 1,000
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, dining hall, music practice rooms, study rooms.
Warren Towers Complex (Fairfield, Marshall, and Shields; 700 Commonwealth Ave.)
Floors: 18
Number of Occupants: 1,800
Bathrooms: 2 common baths per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads
Special Features: Cinema room, computer lab, dining hall, fitness room, game room, laundry room, mail room, music practice room, study lounge, TV lounge.
West Campus Complex (Claflin, Sleeper, and Rich; 273, 275, and 277 Babcock St.)
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 1,776
Bathrooms: Communal baths, one per wing
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: cinema room, computer lab, dining hall, games rooms, laundry rooms, mail rooms, music practice rooms, next to Case Athletic Center (with basketball courts, fitness room, ice-skating rink, Olympic-sized pool, saunas, and tennis courts), smoking room.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Student Village (10 Buick St.)
Number of Units: 817
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2- and 4-bedroom apartments, all single rooms
Special Features: Cafe, central air, computer lab, convenience store, fitness room, fully furnished apartments, laundry, mail room, music practice rooms, study rooms, view of the river.

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