Campus Housing

Location
Athens, OH
Undergrads
16,862
Tuition (in-state)
$19,246 ($10,282)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are old dorms and new dorms and dorms with or without air conditioning. I have not seen a dorm here that is too small for people to live in, but the dorms without air conditioning are unbearable. I live in James and I plan to live in James again next year. Our hall council provides us with parties and events, which makes up for the lack of amenities. James is a learning community building for communications students so we have a computer lab that other dorms may not have. Our floor and dorm is so social and I have gotten to know so many people in my building that I will be friends with for years to come. The cost is not bad at all. I have heard that OU is a place where you get most the "most bang for your buck."

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Old buildings, not much space, and expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: the campus is so pretty and has a lot of culture and its very safe

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, the dorms are okay, but could be better. The social atmosphere is great everyone loves everyone.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Your dorm choice has a huge impact on your on-campus experience.

Overall, the 3 greens usually have a reputation. West green has a ton of athletes, and sort of exists as its own separate entity. East Green is largely the most studious green and is within close proximity of most classes and parties. South Green goes 'the hardest'. Front 4, and the dirty South house many druggies, skaters, and all around party animals.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 7th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 707th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 839th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 922nd
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nash Bober
Hometown
Berlin Heights, Ohio
Major
Management information systems/Marketing
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It’s a good thing that students are required to live in the dorms their first two years; all new OU students are thrown into the same boat, facilitating social interaction and making the transition much easier. During their years in dorms, most students meet the friends with whom they’ll be sharing their entire college experience. Some even meet potential boyfriends and girlfriends. Suffice it to say, the dorms are a great experience for pretty much everyone, and it makes the first couple of years at college, which can be the most difficult and unsure, easier.

Thankfully, the residence halls are nice at OU—they are clean, convenient, safe, and comfortable. While South Green is kind of a walk from the main part of campus, people still seem to enjoy their experiences there, especially those living in the Front Four. Another great thing about living in dorms is the amenities. Students totally get hooked up with a mini-fridge and a microwave, which is more than what many colleges have to offer. A downside to dorm life are the rules, such as no boys in female-only halls after a certain time, no candles, all guests must be escorted, and so on. Though these are for everyone’s safety, it can still be frustrating to have to worry about sneaking a girl or guy into your room when you have so many other freedoms. But, in all, residence life is great, especially when compared to the stresses of bills, landlords, cleaning, and other responsibilities that come when you move off campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,775
Average Housing Costs
$5,648
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
44%
Number of Dormitories
41
Best Dorms
  • Bromley Hall
  • Scott Quad
Worst Dorms
Any of the Back South (because of location)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • cable TV and the OU cable network, and CATVision (which is basically a free pay-per-view movie channel)
  • Computer and printer
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • MicroFridge
  • OU also provides local phone service
Available for Rent
Lofts
Did You Know?
  • You can view residence hall profiles, floor plans, and room photos on the Housing Services Web site, as well as get room and furniture dimensions. The Web site is great for checking out rooms before you even move in! Go to www.facilities.ohiou.edu/housing/rs/index.php.
  • Housing selection has been made an online process, making it an easier, more convenient way to pick where you want to live.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Armbruster House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 110
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free CATVision cable, Ethernet. Each floor is separated into two mods, a central living area with two or three halls of six students.
Atkinson House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 148
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Each floor has a mod. Smoke free, three lounges on each floor, seminar room, CATVision cable.
Biddle Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 109
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, one single for students with special needs
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, formal lounge, study area, common lounge, CATVision cable, temperature controls in each room, in-room sinks, compliant with the Disabilities Act.
Boyd Hall (West Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 268
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, study lounge, common lounge, CATVision cable.
Bromley Hall (West Green)
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 532
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, central air, study areas, in-door pool, TV lounges, CATVision cable, houses the Global Learning Community.
Brough House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 98
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen (21 and over), graduate students
Room Types: Singles, Doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, community kitchen, CATVision cable.
Brown Hall (South Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 242
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Smoke free, study lounges, main lounge, CATVision cable, laundry.
Bryan Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 157
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen (with at least a 3.0 GPA)
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, formal lounge, sunroom, TV lounge, recreation/study room, community kitchen, CATVision.
Bush Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 131
Coed: No
Residents: Freshmen; women only
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples,
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioned, main lounge, study area, informal lounge, wireless Internet, 24-hour quiet rule, CATVision cable.
Cady House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 96
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, graduate students
Room Types: Singles, double
Special Features: Smoke free, recreation room, music room, CATVision cable.
Convocation Center (West Green)
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 236
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Quads
Special Features: Sound-proof rooms, air-conditioning, study areas, informal lounges, CATVision cable, laundry, parking garage.
Crawford Hall (South Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 207
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Smoke free, main lounge, study lounges, CATVision cable, laundry.
Dougan House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 156
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, lounge areas, recreation room, CATVIsion cable, laundry.
Ewing House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 110
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, recreation room, bike storage, 24-hour quiet rule, CATVision cable.
Fenzel House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 110
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, two mods on each floor, recreation rom, CATVIsion cable, laundry.
Foster House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 92
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, double
Special Features: Smoke free, CATVision cable, laundry.
Gamertsfelder Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 281
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, main lounge, informal lounge, study area, CATVision cable, laundry.
Hoover House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 159
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, laundry, 24-hour quiet rule, CATVision cable, community kitchen (requires a fee); Hoover houses Honors Tutorial College students
James Hall (West Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 353
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, formal lounge, study area, informal lounges, CATVision cable, parking garage.
Jefferson Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 289
Coed: No
Residents: Freshmen; women only
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Smoke free, main lounge, informal lounge, study area, computer lab, CATVision cable.
Johnson Hall (East Green)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 55
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, formal lounge, study area, CATVision cable, parking garage.
Lincoln Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 195
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads,
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, formal lounge, CATVision cable, compliant with Disabilities Act, parking garage.
Mackinnon Hall (South Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 215
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Smoke free, main lounge, study lounges, sound-proof music room, art studio, theater space, laundry CATVision cable.
Martzolff House (South Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 152
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, CATVision cable, laundry.
O'Bleness House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 156
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, Cat Vision cable, Residence Life main office, laundry.
Perkins Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 129
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Substance-free living environment, smoke free, air-conditioning, main lounge, study lounge, informal lounge, CATVision cable.
Pickering Hall (South Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 223
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Smoke free, main lounge, study lounges, CATVision cable, laundry.
Read Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 116
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples.
Special Features: Smoke free, formal lounge, study lounges. in-hall classroom, air-conditioning, CATVision cable, in-room sinks.
Ryors Hall (West Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 166
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, main formal lounge, study area, 24-hour quiet rule.
Sargent Hall (West Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 329
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, main formal lounge, study area, CATVision cable, parking garage.
Scott Quad (East Green)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 146
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclasmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Study lounges, TV lounge, smoke free, 24-hour quiet, CATVision cable, laundry.
Shively Hall (East Green)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 149
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, smoke free, air-conditioning, lounge, study lounge, CATVision cable, dining hall.
Smith House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 98
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, recreation room, bike storage, CATVision cable, laundry.
Tiffin Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 194
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, lounge, study room, music room, CATVision cable.
Treudley Hall (West Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 141
Coed: No
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen; women only
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, formal lounge, study area, CATVision cable.
True House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 110
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 72 Singles, 19 Doubles
Special Features: Substance-free, smoke free, seminar/classroom, CATVision cable, laundry.
Voigt Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 148
Coed: No
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen; women only
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, main formal lounge, TV lounge, study lounge, commiunity kitchen, CATVision cable, laundry.
Washington Hall (East Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 245
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, lounge, study lounges, CATVision cable, Residential Learning Community for the College of Communication.
Weld House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 110
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, CATVision cable, laundry.
Wilson Hall (West Green)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 255
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Substance free, smoke free, formal lounge, air-conditioning, study lounges, CATVision cable.
Wray House (South Green)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 152
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Smoke free, air-conditioning, bike storage, CATVision cable, laundry.

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