Campus Housing

Location
Mount Vernon, IA
Undergrads
1,117
Tuition
$37,275
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Beautiful campus and great housing, except for one building which is getting renovated this summer. Everything is close to each other.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: housing on campus ranges from very nice to very poor, with the poor options slightly outnumbering the nice options. furthermore, older students get first access to the nicer dorms. the one redeeming factor for the less nice dorms is that the atmosphere in these buildings tends to be much more social and fun than the atmosphere in the nicer dorms

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are generally okay. Freshmen get the short end of the stick, although after next year all the freshmen dorms will be renovated into some of the best on campus. Russell Hall, the upperclassmen suites, are the best on campus at the moment.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nothing special about the housing. People are nice and interact with you, but nothing to look forward to unless you live in Russell or New Hall which are primarily for upperclassmen.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: People are great. Too strict and too expensive

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 273rd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 651st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 884th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1305th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin McNeill
Hometown
Foristell, MO
Major
Sociology/Anthropology, English
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Housing isn't five-star, but it's certainly functional. With a primarily residential campus, most students live in campus housing all four years they attend Cornell. While a majority of the dorms are communal-style living, with each floor sharing one or two bathrooms, the two newest residence halls feature suite-style rooms—and air conditioning. Freshmen definitely get the short end of the stick, housed in buildings rumored to be designed by a man who also designed prisons. But the options definitely improve with seniority. The room selection process is a unique lottery system. Students draw numbers based on their class year and then those numbers decide the order for room selection, also by class year. The suite-style dorms use a separate lottery system in which points are awarded based on the class year of each person wanting to live in a suite.

The requirement to live on campus fosters a strong sense of community both in the residence halls and on the campus in general. Each dorm has a Hall Council, which plans social events for the building, including finals food study breaks at the end of each block. Cornell’s Residence Life office has several active programs, including the First-Year Success Series. The community feel is fostered by the number of students who stick around over weekends. Even over the four-day block breaks, the dorms are rarely empty.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,119
Average Housing Costs
$3,700
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • First-year only floors and halls
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
90%
Freshmen Living On Campus
99%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Pauley-Rorem
  • Pfeiffer
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Clock Tower
Worst Freshman Dorms
Tarr
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Olin
What You Get
  • Bookshelf or cupboard
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser or built-in drawers
  • Mirror
  • Twin extra-long bed
Also Available
First Year Theme Floors center on several different topics and can provide a deeper sense of community for those new to the Hilltop. Living and Learning Communities are student-developed and can be centered around common interests from health and wellness to music.
Available for Rent
Vacuum cleaner, board games, sleds, videotapes

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bowman-Carter
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 110
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, four triples and one quad
Special Features: Hardwood floors, high ceilings, cable, kitchen, laundry, separate formal and TV lounges, private sinks on upper floors
Clock Tower
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 96
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Suite style living, four kitchens, laundry, large community room, study room, air conditioning, carpet, handicap accessible
Dows
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 85
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, female only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, singles
Special Features: Cable, kitchen, laundry, lounge
Merner
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 125
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Cable, kitchen, lounge, two study rooms, laundry, handicap accessible
New Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 47
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Suite-style living, kitchen, laundry, en suite kitchenettes, study room, air-conditioned, carpet, handicap accessible
Olin
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Cable, kitchen, laundry, lounge
Pauley-Rorem
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, singles
Special Features: Cable, kitchen on each floor, laundry, separate TV and study lounges, pool table
Pfeiffer
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 160
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Cable, kitchen, pool table, laundry, lounge, classroom, conference room
Tarr
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 75
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, singles
Special Features: Cable, kitchen, laundry, lounge, pool and ping pong tables

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

10th Avenue Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 2
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One triple, one double, three singles per unit
Special Features: Cable, connected to campus network

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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