Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: The freshman buildings are pretty typical of any college. There are few extremely nice housing options and they are very hard to get.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman year, you will be either living in Warren Towers, West Campus, or Towers. These dorms are large, old, and compact. The next year you are suppose to be able to get a better place to live on campus, but a lot of people get stuck in Towers once again.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You have excellent, beautiful campus housing (brownstones on Bay State) but then you also have crappy residences (Warren towers). It's really hard to get into the good ones. And you also have residences like Myles and Danielson that are a good half hour away from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: it's pretty expensive once you're an upperclassmen most people find offcampus apartments since they're cheaper

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is the worst. But once you can apply for nicer places to live, it definitely gets better.

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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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