Campus Housing

Location
New Brunswick, NJ
Undergrads
30,038
Tuition (in-state)
$23,676 ($10,356)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus. Having people around 24/7 was the best thing ever. I lived on Livingston campus and there was always stuff to do (movies, fro yo, nail salon). However, I did live in Quad 1 so there was no AC and we had at least 10 fire drills in one academic year. Other than those two things, I loved living on campus. The walk to the dining hall and post office weren't far at all and the buses were always there to transport me to other campuses. Living on campus was a great experience.

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College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't use student housing. I am a commuter and can't really evaluate this.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It depends on where you live but in general housing is okay. The process is a hassle but if/when you get into a dorm or apartment, the experience is pretty good.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm a commuter so I don't know anything about dorm life, except that it's very expensive and I know friends who had to transfer just because the cost was much and the loan they had to take out was not worth it.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've just applied to Rutgers and going in the fall as a commuter. I've heard the commute in the mornings and late at night are horrific. That would be the only flaw for me since I am 45 mins away. But overall it is a great school with superb reputation other than being a party school :)

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 226th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 415th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1320th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1372nd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jill Weiss
Hometown
Ardsley, NY
Major
English
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Ah, the joys of on-campus housing. Rutgers pushes dorm activities tremendously, and throughout the week, RAs are continuously having hall activities to get the freshmen to mingle with one another. The best experiences of college are usually results of living in on-campus housing. You make friends with people you would have never come in contact with in high school, and your floor becomes family. Freshman dorms are always the most fun—doors are always open, people hang out in the lounges every night, and everyone is friends. As you become upperclassman, students are more reserved and focus on studying, primarily to fix their freshman GPAs made from bad study habits in their freshman year halls.

If anything, try to dorm at Rutgers your freshman year. It is truly an amazing experience, and you’ll meet some of your best friends there. It allows you to appreciate the diversity of Rutgers, how to get along with people that are completely different then you, and how to live with people other than your family. The dorms on the different campuses differ completely—you go from a tower on College Avenue to a quad on Livingston. Halls on Douglass are quieter, Busch ones are typically more academic orientated, and College Avenue halls are known as the party dorms. All experiences are different, so it is important to visit Rutgers to see what campus suits your interests.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
15,870
Average Housing Costs
$7,042
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
47%
Number of Dormitories
34
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
7
Best Dorms
  • Hardenburgh Hall
  • New Gibbons Hall A/B
  • Newell Apartments
  • Quad 3
  • Richardson Apartments
  • Stonier Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Campbell Hall
  • Clothier Hall
  • Clothier Hall
  • Davidson Residence Halls
  • Ernest Lynton North and South Towers
  • Katzenbach Hall
  • Mettler Hall
  • Nicholas Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connections
  • Light
  • MicroFridge
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Bunting-Cobb Math, Science, and Engineering Hall is the first residence hall in the country designated for women interested in math, science, and engineering.
  • Demarest Hall has 12 programs including film, religion/spirituality, performing arts, visual arts, Italian, Spanish, French, creative writing, history/political science, philosophy, music appreciation, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies. Certain sections in Demarest are smoker friendly.
  • Recovery Housing is for students recovery from a chemical dependency or who up in an addicted family. It is also for those who choose to live completely alcohol and drug free environment.
  • Students live in the Sophia House if they are returning to college after being out of high school for five or more years. These students want to live on campus and meet the same challenges of returning to college, but live with people closer to their own age.
  • The Discovery Houses on Livingston house students interested in exploring the following areas: Business, Heath and Medicine, Law and Leadership, and Psychology.
  • The Global Village is a group of language, theme, or cultural residences offering students an opportunity to become immersed in a specific area by living together, taking a 1.5 credit course each semester, and participating in programs and activities.
  • The Wellness and Substance-Free floor is a non-smoking, non-alcohol, or other drug environment that emphasizes positive health practices. Regardless of age, alcohol is never permitted in any of the residents’ rooms on the floor. In addition to the substance-free environment, floor residents will benefit by participating in a variety of wellness programming activities such as nutrition, meditation, aerobics, and safe sex.
Did You Know?
  • All students get free cable from RU-TV. An interactive viewing guide can be seen on their Web site at http://rutv.rutgers.edu.
  • Each month, the RAs of each dorm organize hall unity sessions-anything from cake-eating contests, Rutgers jeopardy, boys vs. girls contests, the "Roommate Game," "Couples Game," movie nights, and pizza nights.
  • The Corwin graduate houses on the Douglass Campus are built like cottages. This occurred because the bank refused to lend Douglass College founder, Mabel Smith Douglass, money to build campus housing. They didn't think a women's college would succeed. Finally, they agreed to the loan as long as the halls were built like single-family houses. The bank's reasoning was that if the women's college failed, they could sell the houses and not lose money.
  • On certain occasions, whether it is during midterms or finals week, parents can send students care packages, which are sent to their campus mailing addresses.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Allen Hall – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Air conditioning, pool table, foosball table, quiet lounges, laundry facilities, nicknamed as one of the BAMM (Barr, Allen, Metzger, and Matia) dorms.
Barr Hall – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Air conditioning, pool table, foosball table, quiet lounges, laundry facilities, nicknamed one of the BAMM dorms, Engineering Living Learning Community.
Brett Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Housing to honors freshmen and sophomores. Kitchen and laundry facilities.
Bunting-Cobb Hall – Douglass Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Special, supportive living environment for math, science, and engineering students (first of its kind in the nation!).
The Busch Suites (Crosby, Judson, Thomas, Winkler) – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 180 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly juniors and seniors
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Spacious main lounge and kitchen, lounges on every floor, laundry facilities. Winkler Hall allows students to take part in RU-TV production
Campbell Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 325
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: View of Raritan River.
Clothier Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: View of the Raritan River, tiled floors, blinds.
Davidson Residence Halls – Busch Campus
Floors: Four one-story buildings
Number of Occupants: 340
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Community lounge with a TV, laundry facilities, pool, foosball tables.
Demarest Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 188
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Educational special-interest program, programs in various arts and humanities, as well as sexual orientation.
Ernest Lynton North Tower – Livingston Campus
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Pool table, Ping-Pong table, shuffleboard, close to intramural fields.
Ernest Lynton South Tower – Livingston Campus
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Main lounge with a big-screen TV, pool table, Ping-Pong table, and shuffleboard.
Frelinghuysen Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 330
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: View of the Raritan River, renovated lounge, Latin Images Special Interest Section.
Hardenburgh Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 330
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Air conditioning, view of the Raritan River.
Hegeman Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 110
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Close to Brower Commons, Rutgers Campus Student Center, and College Avenue gym.
Helyar House – Cook Campus
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 38
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Weight training room, computer lab, lounge, kitchen.
Jameson Hall – Douglass Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 240
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Carpeted rooms, several laundry facilities.
Katzenbach Hall – Douglass Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 245
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Community kitchen, microwave, social areas, TV, and study areas.
Leupp Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 47
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen Standard
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: French Language & Culture Special Interest Section and German Language & Culture Special Interest Section.
Lippincott Residence Hall – Douglass Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 245
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Study areas, large kitchens.
Mattia Hall – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, male only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Air-conditioned rooms, carpeted rooms with blinds, pool and foosball tables in the lounges, quiet lounges, laundry facilities, one of the BAMM dorms.
McCormick Suites – Busch Campus
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, pool table, foosball table, quiet lounges.
Mettler Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 330
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Paul Robeson Special-Interest section, close to Brower Commons and the Alexander Library.
Metzger Hall – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Nicknamed as one of the BAMM dorms.
Morrow Suites – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 180
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Built-in closets, close to Busch Dining Hall, and Busch Campus Student Center.
New Gibbons Hall A/B – Douglass Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Carpeted rooms, courtyard, Global Village Cultural Houses, a group of language, theme, or cultural residences offering students an opportunity to become immersed in a specific area by living together and participating in programs and activities.
Nicholas Hall – Cook Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 235
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Beautiful grounds and horticulture.
Pell Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 70
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Tiled floors, blinds, cable TV.
Perry Hall – Cook Campus
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 175
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Large recreational community lounge, kitchens on each floor, air-conditioning.
Quads 1, 2, and 3 – Livingston Campus
Floors: All three Quads have a cluster of 10 interconnected four- and five-story buildings.
Number of Occupants: 400–500 per quad
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Study rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens and lounges, and a central multipurpose room. Quad 3 rooms are equipped with ceiling fans. The Discovery Houses are located in Quad 2 at Livingston.
Stonier Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Open during Thanksgiving and Spring Break.
Tinsley Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Close to Alexander Library, almost next door to Brower Commons Dining Hall.
Voorhees Residence Hall – Cook Campus
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 225
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted, beautiful grounds, horticulture, near Cook Campus Center.
Wessels Hall – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 70
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Tiled floors, blinds, cable TV.
Woodbury Hall – Douglass Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Houses transfer students, kitchen, carpeted rooms.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Henderson Apartments – Douglass Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 285
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, all female
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment
Special Features: Living room fully furnished, close to Neilson Dining Hall and Loree Recreational Center.
Newell Apartments – Cook Campus
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 990
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment
Special Features: Window blinds, private kitchen, and bathroom.
Richardson Apartments – Busch Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 520
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment
Special Features: Close to Busch Dining Hall, Busch Campus Student Center, Busch Recreation Bubble.
Rockoff Hall
Floors: 12
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Parking garage, gym, right in the center of New Brunswick.
Silvers Apartments – Busch Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 636
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment
Special Features: Close to Busch Dining Hall, Busch Campus Student Center, Busch Recreation Bubble.
Starkey Apartments – Cook Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 96
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment
Special Features: Complete renovation in 2002, carpeted rooms, close to Neilson Dining Hall, Cook Campus Center, and Chang Library.
University Center – College Avenue Campus
Floors: 12
Number of Units: 656
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Parking garage, gym, right in the center of New Brunswick.

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