Campus Housing

Location
Troy, NY
Undergrads
5,371
Tuition
$44,475
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the rooms are actually pretty nice, if you're lucky enough to get them. Just don't expect your neighbors to look you in the eye as you pass them in the hall.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is okay but very expensive!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus because it adds to the college experience being surrounded by friends!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Literally the most beautiful school I toured during my college search.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen five are very basic, Barton is newer and bigger. Bathrooms are fairly clean, but it also depend on who lives in the hall. Most people are nerdy, but there is a party scene if you are into it. If you don't like to party, there are plenty of other things to do.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1102nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1219th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1271st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1363rd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cara Riverso
Hometown
Holmes, NY
Major
Chemical Engineering
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Freshmen are, with few exceptions, required to live on campus. Everyone agrees that the nicest dorm is Barton Hall, and there is little room for argument. However, the other freshman dorms on the Hill have all been renovated in the past years, so none are horrible anymore. The quad is more convenient because it is closer to main campus, and BARH is nice because you can stay inside to go to the dining hall. The dorms are expensive, which is why many move off campus after freshman year.

The housing on campus is comparable to that at most colleges. Dorms provide excellent opportunities to meet new people and offer social outlets for the residents. Renovations to Freshman Hill and Cary Hall going coed means there is no longer a clear-cut "Worst Dorm On Campus" award winner, so freshmen don't have to worry about getting stuck in a complete dungeon. Whether you want to live in BARH or the Quad is really a personal preference. The Quad is closer to main campus but is broken up into smaller units and thus is a more isolated environment than the other dorms. BARH is an extra 10-minute walk to main campus compared to the dorms on Freshman Hill, but on cold days having a dining hall just outside your door can be wonderful.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,400
Average Housing Costs
$7,110
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
53%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Dorms
  • Barton Hall
  • Sixth Avenue Residence Facility
Worst Dorms
  • E-Complex
  • North Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free local and campus calls
  • Phone with voicemail
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Special needs housing, graduate housing, family housing available upon request. There's also theme housing for leadership and wellness for freshmen and for upperclassmen.
Available for Rent
Minifridges and microwaves are available for rent.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Barton Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200-250
Bathrooms: Shared by floor or private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Two lounges, games room, multiple smaller study rooms, laundry room, air-conditioning
Blitman Commons (Sixth Avenue Residence Facility)
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads
Special Features: Individually controlled for heat and air conditioning, small fitness center, dining hall
Bray Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry room, smoke-free
Burdett Avenue Residence Hall (BARH)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 230
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: First-floor dining hall, lounges, activity rooms, kitchenettes, and laundry rooms in the wings
Cary Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry room, smoke-free
Crockett Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry room, smoke-free
Davison Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 104
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Floor lounges and study space, first-floor kitchen and large lounge, air conditioning, laundry room, courtyard
E-Complex
Floors: 3, 6 units
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchens, laundry room
Hall Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry room, smoke-free
Nason Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry room, smoke-free
North Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 87
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Floor kitchens, first-floor lounge, laundry room
Nugent Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 104
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Floor lounges and study space, first-floor kitchen and large lounge, air conditioning, courtyard
Quad (Quadrangle)
Floors: 19 three-story units
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Floors 1 and 2 have semi-private bathrooms, floor 3 has communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: First-floor kitchenette, second-floor study rooms, air conditioning, laundry room
Sharp Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 94
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single suites
Special Features: Arranged in suites with six bedrooms, a large bathroom, and communal living room; basement lounge, kitchen, study area, laundry room, and Sharp Hall Fitness Center
Warren Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor kitchen and lounge, laundry room, printer room

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Colonie Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 4 buildings with about 30 units each
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites, single efficiency
Special Features: Air conditioning
Polytech Apartments
Floors: 1
Bathrooms: One or two shared by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studio, three bedroom, or four bedroom
Special Features: Cable tv, high-speed internet access, media room with a 120" projection HDTV, fitness center, laundry facilities, vending area, on-site parking
Single RAHP (Rensselaer Apartment Housing Project)
Floors: 60 two-story apartments
Number of Units: 60
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Townhouse apartment quads (single bedrooms)
Special Features: First-floor living room, kitchen, dining room, floor storage
Stackwyck Apartments
Floors: 60 three-story apartments in three buildings
Number of Units: 60
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment quads (single bedrooms)
Special Features: Four bedrooms, bathroom, kitchenette, dining area, living area, storage area, laundry room

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