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Hempstead, NY
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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms themselves are small, the bathrooms don't get cleaned on the weekends, and the room change process is like getting teeth pulled.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm not a fan of campus housing, which is why I chose to live off campus. Communal bathrooms are gross and not cleaned on the weekend. Dorms are tiny even if you live by yourself. It's not a fun experience.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I wish that new dorms could be build so that more students actually want to stay on campus. The current housing system is not attractive, so students prefer to commute.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus so I have no knowledge of the campus housing.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a commuting student so only what I can see from the outside but they seem like they could be improved but I have been inside the graduate residence and it seems fairly nice, not very big or spacious at all and very simplistic for all the money they have to spend… Just an outsider's thoughts!


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 779th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 871st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 965th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1297th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tayla Holman
Journalism and English
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Residential students are pretty evenly split when it comes to living on campus. Some people hate it and say the rooms are too small and too expensive, while others love it and think the rooms are just right. It all depends on where you live. The most expensive (and probably most desirable) room is a single within a suite. That way, you have your own room and you only have to share the bathroom with two to four other people. Hofstra finally had the good sense to get rid of six-person suites for the fall 2010 semester, which may come as a relief to anyone who was subjected to those conditions before. Freshmen should definitely take advantage of the Netherlands or New Complex, which are both freshman-only dorms. These dorms give freshmen the chance to be around other first-year students, instead of being stuck with upperclassmen who have probably already made friends and don't want to be bothered with "freshies."

For those who aren't freshmen and don't want to share a bathroom with an entire floor, aim to get a suite in Nassau/Suffolk or Colonial Square. The rooms are a little pricier, but they're bigger and have their own bathrooms. The only downside is that the bathrooms in the suites get cleaned only once a semester, as opposed to in the Towers, which are cleaned daily. Living on campus is definitely one of the best parts of the college experience. A lot of commuters complain that they miss out on events or don't have as many friends because they don't live on campus. At the risk of sounding cliché, finding good roommates can be one of the most rewarding parts of college life. Random housing may seem scary if you don't have any friends on campus just yet, but sometimes it works out for the best.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments
  • Coed dorms
  • Disabled student housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Netherlands
  • Stuyvesant Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Colonial Square
  • Nassau/Suffolk
Worst Freshman Dorms
Colonial Square
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
The Towers
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Phone with voicemail
  • Satellite TV
Also Available
Living/Learning Communities --- First-year students can choose to live in any of the following First-Year Connections clusters: Arts House, Health Sciences House, Math Science and Engineering House, American Politics House, Civic Engagement House, Environmental Sustainability House, Leadership House, and Wellness House.
Available for Rent
Minifridges, microwaves

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Colonial Square (Cambridge, Dover, Hampton, Hempstead, Newport, New York, Norwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Providence, Quincy, Salem, and Williamsburg houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 14 houses
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 3-, 4-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Courtyards, kitchenette, laundry room, and study
The High Rises (Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, and Vander Poel halls)
Floors: 10 in each of six buildings
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (except Bill of Rights Hall is women only)
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, recreation area, study, and TV rooms
Liberty and Republic
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Health and Wellness Center, home to Honors College, kitchenette, laundry, study
Nassau and Suffolk
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-, 5-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Laundry, study, kitchenette, sixth floor is home to civic engagement living learning community
The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Breukelen, Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Orange, Rensselaer, Rotterdam, Tilburg, and Utrecht houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 11 houses
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: 4-person suites with double rooms
Special Features: Two courtyards, dining hall, kitchenette, laundry, study area, home to Living Learning Communities
Stuyvesant Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites with double or triple rooms
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, study

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