Campus Housing

Location
Winter Park, FL
Undergrads
1,890
Tuition
$41,460
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus is relatively small so housing is close to most buildings. Some dorms are very nice and some are old and not as nice.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Excellent! I have a great lake view from my dorm!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus Housing is constantly being maintained and repaired, however it would be great if the school took better care of it's bathrooms and also had wood flooring in all of the dorms and not simply just a select few.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms are nice for the most part. A few freshman dorms are gross but part of that is the people who live there.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: This past year I was president of my dorm, so I am a bit biased to loving the on campus housing options. The greek houses are beautiful and have lots of funding. Freshman housing usually has the least amount of care or work done on it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 71st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 74th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 251st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 280th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bridget Murray
Hometown
Hinsdale, IL
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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Rollins requires students with fewer than 60 semester hours to live on campus, which means most freshmen and sophomores live in the dorms. When comparing the residence halls to the rest of Rollins, dorm life is definitely struggling. A couple of the dorms have recently been renovated, and these are the dorms students should fight for. Ward Hall and Rex Beach Hall were both redone in the last couple of years. McKean Hall is the notorious freshman party dorm, and despite the filth, it is definitely the most fun dorm and the best place to meet people. Sophomores who joined a sorority or fraternity usually live in their sorority or fraternity house, as living in a Greek house is the same cost as living in a dorm. Sophomores who choose not to live in the sorority or fraternity house have the option of living in Sutton Place Apartments. Students who live in Sutton are chosen through a lottery system, which takes class year and GPA into account. Living in Sutton is nice because you have your own kitchen and living room; however, it is very far from everything on campus. There are upcoming renovation plans for more dorms on campus and within the next five years or so, they should all be looking good as new.

Dorm life is an important part of the college experience. Most people meet their friends in the dorms and party in the dorms, as well. It is quite easy to drink in the dorm rooms with a small group of friends, but if it is loud, your RA is likely to break it up. Students who live in Sutton throw parties, but campus security is also pretty strict there, as well. Dorms are an essential part of college, and every dorm at Rollins has its pros and cons. 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,264
Average Housing Costs
$7,340
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
62%
Freshmen Living On Campus
89%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Ward Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Sutton Place Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
McKean Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Elizabeth Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connections
  • Trash can/recycling bin
Also Available
Special-interest housing
Did You Know?
Holt Hall is one of the quietest buildings on campus, making it ideal for students who need peace and quiet to concentrate.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Elizabeth Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Front porch, laundry facilities, study lounge
Holt Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lounge, ping-pong and pool tables, study and game area
McKean Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: "Pods" (10-person living arrangements sharing a lounge and bathroom), laundry facilities, study lounges
Rex Beach Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Arts Living Learning Community, outdoor patio
Ward Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Balcony, community kitchen, study room, TV lounge; home to Living Learning Community

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Sutton Place Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Full kitchen, laundry facilities, lagoon area, study lounge, swimming pool, TV room; utilities included, home to Interfaith Living Learning Community

Student Polls

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