Campus Housing

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
828
Tuition
$30,974
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Bacot, the housing for freshman, is simply awful. It's almost like a rite of passage though, but they're renovating it in a few years.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Best School Ever – I love living on campus, always stuff to do and the buildings are kept up beautifully.

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Campus Housing: It should be criminal to place rational beings in Ezelle. It's a dump and a major downgrade from Franklin, which I lived in my first year.

Niche User

Campus Housing: There's a high premium on some dormitories, like New South, but all of them are pretty good quality. It's a lot better than having to hunt for an apartment and deal with your friends' financial arrangements. Plus, in Jackson, if there are more than four girls to an apartment it is legally considered a bordello, and there are some sort of sanctions.

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Campus Housing: The school cuts financial aid for students living off campus. Most people find it next to impossible to financially handle an independent place, so they're forced into dealing with Residence Life and dorm life long after they've outgrown it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 414th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 519th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 660th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1208th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Hometown
Plaquemine, LA
Major
Political Science and French
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Thanks to the addition of John, Charles, and Suzanna residence halls, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of single rooms for those preferring a space that is all their own—at a larger price tag, of course. Ezelle and Franklin contain mostly single rooms for upperclassman. With these dorms, neither side of campus can be considered purely freshmen and purely upperclassmen. While in the past only a few suites in Sanderson were reserved for upperclassmen on the north side, the revamped dorm scheme has the north side split pretty evenly. Also, students have a higher chance of a nicer dorm after their first year.

The housing selection program gives preference based on GPAs, which has gotten some criticism from students who feels the process threatens confidentiality. On the other hand, the previous raffle method seemed so much more arbitrary. Some administrators also stay in dorms on certain days, making it an uncomfortable situation for some students who may cross the Residence Life Director in their pajamas. One good thing about the laundry, though, is that it’s absolutely free, as is cable. Nevertheless, students often have to cross over to New South to find open machines, so many still choose to bring some laundry when visiting mom and dad.
 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
950
Average Housing Costs
$6,110
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
81%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • New Dorms (John, Charles, and Suzanna Halls)
  • New South Atrium
  • Sanderson
Worst Dorms
  • Bacot
  • Ezelle
  • Franklin
  • Galloway
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bacot Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 160
Bathrooms: 4 per floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Television room, laundry; outside the building, the courtyard is bordered by a colorful mural and is dotted by grills and benches.
Charles Hall
Floors: 3, plus basement
Bathrooms: One per suite (2 rooms per bathroom)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Full-service kitchen on the first flooor, large media room, laundry facilities, full-size beds
Ezelle Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: One per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Television room, recreation area, laundry
Franklin Hall
Floors: 3, plus basement
Number of Occupants: 90
Bathrooms: Two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Television room, study lounge, laundry; there is also a large porch that overlooks the parking lot in front of Franklin Hall.
Galloway Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 158
Bathrooms: Four per floor
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, television room, study lounge, laundry
John Hall
Floors: 3, plus basement
Bathrooms: One per suite (2 rooms per bathroom)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Full-service kitchen on the first flooor, large media room, laundry facilities, full-size beds
New South Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: One per suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-person suites with single and double bedrooms
Special Features: Laundry, large common area
Sanderson Hall
Floors: 3, plus basement
Number of Occupants: 82
Bathrooms: One per suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-person suites with double bedrooms
Special Features: Television room, study lounge, laundry
Suzanna Hall
Floors: 3, plus basement
Bathrooms: One per suite (2 rooms per bathroom)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Full-service kitchen on the first flooor, large media room, laundry facilities, full-size beds

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Goodman House
Floors: 2, plus basement
Number of Units: 64
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Television room, study lounge, laundry, central courtyard with barbeque pits and picnic benches

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