Campus Housing

Location
Manhattan, KS
Undergrads
17,245
Tuition (in-state)
$20,146 ($8,047)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I had the smallest room on my dorm floor which was a bummer, but I met tons of great people and made lots of new friends.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: you have to drive everywhere

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: most students try for off campus after 1 year.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The best things about the dorms is that you are close to everything. Not only are you close to everything they are very clean and the food facilities are great!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus provides a great way to get connected, make friends and learn the value of patience. While the dorm rooms may not be anything special the community they provide is noteworthy.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 128th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 160th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 605th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

As any freshman who has ever awoken to the muffled thuds of a 2:30 a.m. hallway baseball game will testify, it’s not where you end up that matters so much as the company you keep. Upperclassmen, having discovered forms of entertainment in which alcohol does not play a central role, typically make the least obstreperous neighbors. Lamentably, because so many vacate the dorms after freshman year, they’re also the least common. Nevertheless, if peace and a pre-dawn bedtime are important to you, listing Putnam and Van Zile as your top preferences on the housing application is strongly advised: The third- and fourth-year residence hall returnees, scarce as they are, tend to gravitate there.

Though not as significant as the “who,” the “where” remains a sticking point. Take Marlatt, for instance, which is not so much a dormitory as a six-story boys’ locker room. Goodnow is cleaner and kinder, but the manner in which entire floors will sit down to dinner and discuss nothing but statics or bioclimatic design borders on the cultish. Living situations in Moore, Haymaker, West, and Boyd are hit or miss, subject to the floormate factor.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,565
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
24%
Freshmen Living On Campus
72%
Number of Dormitories
10
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Haymaker Hall
  • Moore Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Goodnow Hall
  • Haymaker Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Marlatt Hall
  • West Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Haymaker Hall
  • West Hall
Best Dorms
  • Putnam Hall
  • Van Zile Hall
Worst Dorms
Marlatt Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable hookup (additional charge)
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • ResNet Ethernet connection
  • Telephone service
Also Available
In addition to televisions, most residence halls rent out baseballs, baseball mitts, basketballs, bicycle pumps, board games, brooms, hammers and screwdrivers, permanent markers, pingpong balls and paddles, pool balls and cues, soccer balls, vacuum cleaners, and volleyballs.
Available for Rent
Vacuum cleaners and other cleaning equipment can be checked out at your residence hall's front desk.
Did You Know?
If your Saturday night date has handed you a rain check at the last possible minute, checking out a hula-hoop from the Putnam Hall front desk is always an option.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Boyd Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, computer lab, exercise/weight room, laundry facilities, piano, study rooms, TV rooms
Ford Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, computer lab, exercise/weight room, laundry facilities, music room, piano, quiet floor, study rooms, TV rooms
Goodnow Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, architecture cluster floor, computer lab, drawing room with drafting desks, engineering cluster floor, exercise/weight room, game tables, laundry facilities, music room, piano, quiet floor, study rooms, TV rooms
Haymaker Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, agriculture cluster floor, computer lab, exercise/weight room, game tables, laundry facilities, music room, piano, pre-health cluster floor, quiet floor, study rooms, TV rooms
Marlatt Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, architecture cluster floor, computer lab, darkroom, drawing room with drafting desks, engineering cluster floor, exercise/weight room, game tables, laundry facilities, music room, pre-health cluster floor, piano, study rooms, TV rooms
Moore Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, business administration cluster floor, computer lab, continuous housing option, darkroom, drawing room with drafting desks, exercise/weight room, laundry facilities, leadership cluster floor, music room, piano, quiet floor, study rooms, TV rooms
Putnam Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, computer lab, drawing room with drafting desks, game tables, laundry facilities, piano, RESPECT program, study rooms, TV rooms
Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities, leadership/scholarship program (special application process), piano, study rooms, TV rooms
Van Zile Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, computer lab, drawing room with drafting desks, game tables, laundry facilities, piano, study rooms, TV rooms
West Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, community service cluster floor, computer lab, drawing room with drafting desks, exercise/weight room, laundry facilities, music room, organ, piano, quiet floor, study rooms, TV rooms

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Jardine Apartments
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: 24-hour maintenance staff, disabled-student units, laundry facilities, newly renovated apartments, on-campus location, on-site garden plots, picnic tables (grills permitted), shuttle service, year-round community programming
Residents are not required to purchase a meal plan.

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