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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: On campus is ridiculously expensive.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: On-campus housing is super expensive for what you get. I personally prefer to pay the same, even a little less, off campus. Some dorms, like Gramercy, are pretty nice (it's a long walk from campus, but everyone takes the private NYU bus from there anyway), but because of the terrible housing process you are not guaranteed your first, or second, or third, or even later choices.. RA's and the people in charge of them usually plan a lot of dorm-spirit activities, often involving free food and prizes. RA strictness really depends on the RA and the dorm. People definitely do get written up for being noisy, underage drinking, and drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It depends on your roomates

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but from what I have noticed, housing is pretty good. Each room has its own bathroom and the suits even have kitchens. There are RAs on each floor who plan monthly events and there is a lot of spirit in residence halls, especially freshman year.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1003rd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1261st
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1307th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1363rd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Victoria Adesoba
Hometown
Downtown Brooklyn
Major
Chemistry
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Most of the NYU apartment-style dorms are really nice. Students tend to like Lafayette for its big rooms and because it is one of the more social dorms on campus. Broome Street is a downtown gem that is said to be overlooked; it has spacious rooms—some of the nicest NYU has to offer. Dorms such as Third North and Palladium offer a great uptown location close to campus and alive with a colorful atmosphere. Freshman dorms aren’t as nice, mainly because they are one room and have no kitchen. Weinstein, Brittany, and Hayden are some of the freshman dorms that offer on-campus proximity, but not necessarily the best rooms. Freshmen usually find it very helpful to be close to campus for their first year.

An NYU tour guide once said, “Enjoy the NYU dorms while you live in them. They are probably the nicest apartments you will be able to afford in New York City for a long time.” It’s true that there are some great advantages to NYU housing. First, there are no communal bathrooms whatsoever. Of course, you do have to clean your own, but at least you know whose hair you’re pulling out of the drain. Second, the dorms are in some of the most coveted locations in the whole city. Beyond that, the quality of most of the rooms is great—especially Gramercy Green with all of its shiny, new appliances. There are some downsides to consider, however. Dorms are very expensive, and if you ever move off campus, you’ll never get back into NYU’s housing system. NYU strives to provide as-decent-as-possible housing options (unfortunately, what you get depends on what you can afford), but NYU dorms serve as a safe home away from home, that is if you have a good roomie.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
12,630
Average Housing Costs
$12,008
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Choices substance-free communities
  • Coed dorms
  • Explorations learning communities
  • First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE)
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Mixed sex housing
  • Sophomore Residential Experience
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
51%
Freshmen Living On Campus
87%
Number of Dormitories
21
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Founders Hall
  • Third Avenue North
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Gramercy Green
Worst Freshman Dorms
Rubin Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Greenwich Hotel
  • Lafayette Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Desk bookshelf (some rooms)
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Residential college or exploration floor options
  • Smoke-free living option
  • Special-interest housing
Did You Know?
  • Beginning sophomore year, students may live in the apartment-style dorms, which range in size and set-up. The types of apartments available are studios, one-bedroom apartments, and suites.
  • All apartment-style dorms have laundry facilities; many have them on each floor.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alumni Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: TV and recreation lounge on lower level; meeting room and main study room on the first-floor level; study rooms on floors 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, and 15; 10-minute walk to Washington Square
Brittany Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: There is a common kitchen by the game room on the first floor.
Broome Street Residence
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: TV/recreation and study lounge, only a 15-minute walk to Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service, close to subway stations
Carlyle Court
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Study lounge, music practice room, recreation room, courtyard, one block to sports center at Palladium, 10-minute walk to Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Coral Towers
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: TV/game room, study lounge, pool and pingpong area, one block to sports center at Palladium, laundry room in basement, 10-minute walk to Washington Square classrooms and campus center, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Founders Hall
Floors: 26
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Traditional-style dorms with air conditioning, a study room, lounge, computer room, laundry room
Goddard Residential College
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Study rooms, TV lounge, game room, community kitchen, classroom, three blocks from Coles Sports Center, five-minute walk to classes, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Gramercy Green
Floors: 21
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studio, suites
Special Features: Large programming space for events and activities, a gym, study rooms, TV lounge
The Green House at Seventh Street
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: Has four focuses (conservation programming, communal dinners, community service, and community development)
Greenwich Hotel
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: TV/recreation lounge/study lounge; 10-minute walk to Washington Square via Morton, Cornelia, and West Fourth streets; free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Hayden Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Dance room, TV lounge, music practice room with piano, game room, study lounge, five-minute walk to classes across Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Lafayette Hall
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, triples, suites, apartments
Special Features: Study lounge, TV lounge, recreation room, exercise room, Greek floors
Palladium Hall
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites, apartments
Special Features: TV lounge, five music practice rooms with pianos, game room, large multipurpose room, two study lounges, two general purpose lounges, a student government office, sports center with Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball courts, exercise facilities, climbing wall, 10-minute walk to Washington Square classrooms and campus center, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Rubin Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Study lounge, TV lounge, game area, music practice room with piano, dance/exercise studio, small theater, five-minute walk to Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Second Street
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, studio, duplex apartments
Special Features: Three blocks from Coles Sports Center at Bleecker and Mercer, 10-minute walk to Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
The Senior House at W. 13th Street
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios, singles, apartments
Special Features: Three blocks from major sports center at Palladium on 14th Street, 10-minute walk to Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Stuyvesant Town
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studio, apartments
Special Features: Mostly consists of grad students
Third Avenue North
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Study lounge, TV lounge, courtyard, typing room, music practice room with piano, fitness center, game room, mini-theater, coffeehouse, computer lab, 10-minute walk to Washington Square, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
University Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes, by room
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: TV lounge, music practice room with piano, fitness center, study room, 10-minute walk to Washington Square classrooms and campus center, free NYU shuttle bus with late-night service
Washington Square Village
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: Mostly consists of grad students
Weinstein Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Special Features: Home to College of Arts and Science Learning Center

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