Campus Housing

Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus is ok. The best dorms are west village or international village. worst dorms have to be berstein or white hall

the cost of the dorms are pretty expensive

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are far too many students for the available housing. Some students in the past have had to live at the YMCA on campus since there were no more dorms available.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing can be pretty nice depending on where you live, but it is ridiculously overcharged. However, any problems encountered are immediately fixed by maintenance, so in some cases it is worth it.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is absurdly expensive and poor quality for the price. I could afford my own studio apartment for what it would cost to live in a shared room in the nicer dorms. I would not move back to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I feel NEU places too much value on the appearance of the dorms rather than the actual quality or well-being of its reisdents.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 115th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 532nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 739th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 890th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenn Sinrich
Hometown
Swampscott, MA
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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The campus housing provided by Northeastern is very accommodating. Most dorms have a modernized atmosphere and offer the comforts you would hope to find in a dormitory building. Freshman housing is distinctly designed for the purpose of meeting people and living in unity among other freshmen. There is a great emphasis placed on "community," so there are plenty of dorm activities and events. All freshman dorms have communal bathrooms on each floor, and most floors are either all girls or all boys. Most freshman-year honors students are placed in better dorms than regular freshmen; some even live in apartment housing.

After freshman year, the University implements a lottery system weighed by seniority. You shouldn't have to worry about getting a bad lottery number, especially if you’re living with multiple people, because each student gets his or her own number. Therefore, whoever has the highest lottery number can pick a living situation for the entire group. The apartment-style housing is very reasonable and designed like an average apartment. The one good thing about living on campus is that the apartments are a lot nicer than those off-campus apartments in Boston.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
8,376
Average Housing Costs
$7,240
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Gender neutral housing option
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
53%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
12
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
15
Best Freshman Dorms
International Village
Best Upperclassman Dorms
West Village
Worst Freshman Dorms
White Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Willis Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
Also Available
Theme halls are also available, including computer science halls, criminal justice floors, honors halls, international halls, quiet halls, and wellness halls.
Available for Rent
Minifridge with microwave
Did You Know?
You can have your laundry done for you with Husky Express in the Speare Commons. There is also dry cleaning available; you can pay with your Husky Card.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

153 Hemenway
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Community room, front-door intercom, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, study room, vending machines; international hall
319 Huntington
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, and quads
Special Features: Elevator, laundry facilities, on-site housing office, receptionist and/or secured entryway, recreation area with TV, vending machines; international hall
Kennedy Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, study/social lounge, vending machines; Honors hall
Kerr Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, TV lounge, vending machines; some rooms overlook Fenway Park.
Light Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community lounge, keyless locks, laundry facilities, pool table, receptionist and/or secured entryway, vending machines; cozy and intimate atmosphere
Melvin Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community room, elevator, laundry room, pool table, receptionist and/or secured entryway, study area; quiet hall, wellness hall
Parcel 18
Floors: 9-22
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Freshman honors housing, upperclassmen Living Learning Communities (including a leadership floor, community service floor, and gender neutral housing)
Smith Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, spacious student lounge, study area, vending; leadership hall
Speare Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, pool and foosball tables, receptionist and/or secured entryway, TV lounge, vending machines
Stetson Hall East
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community lounge with projection TV and state-of-the-art sound, elevator, laundry facilities, pool table, receptionist and/or secured entryway, vending machines; award-winning cafeteria, theme housing, LAMP program
Stetson Hall West
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: One of the largest theme-housing programs on campus
White Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, TV lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

10 Coventry Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Elevator, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
106-122 St. Stephen Street
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Kitchenettes, common living areas; Fenway Park is a short walk away.
142-148 Hemenway
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
337 Huntington
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, on-site housing office
407 Huntington
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
780 Columbus Avenue
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, handicapped accessible
Burstein Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Davenport Commons A
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Davenport Commons B
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Loftman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Rubenstein Hall
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
West Village A, B, C
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
West Village E
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
West Village G, H
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Willis Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway

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