Campus Housing

Location
Winston Salem, NC
Undergrads
772
Tuition
$23,478
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think its too expensive and the housing isn't all luxurious or anything

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are incredibly small and we aren't even allowed to have air conditioners, which is ridiculous because it can get extremely hot in the crowded dorm space.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere at Salem College is great! Everyone knows everyone with a little bit of time, and we all become like a sisterhood. Whether you are on campus or off campus. It is easy to get involved with activities and meet new friends.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Girls can be nasty, but the cleaning staff is amazing! the dorms are old and some buildings apparently are haunted, but the higher the grade the better the dorm! The rooms are bigger than a lot of those big schools like Drexel. I live in Strong(honors) so it can be excluded from the rest of the freshmen so I make sure to venture out

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everything is good besides the heating and cooling

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 351st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 917th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 926th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1075th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Keena Hutchens
Hometown
Yadkinvlle, N.C.
Major
Philosophy/Religion
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There are two dorms for first years: Gramley and Babcock. Gramley is newer but is the second farthest building from main campus; while Babcock is waiting for renovations and new furniture, it is closer to classes. Beginning second year, students can choose their own building to live in, based on a lottery system. The upperclassmen residence halls are South, Strong, Bitting, Clewell, Bahnson, and Fogle Flats. Clewell tends to have a more traditional dorm life with suite-style rooms, but is too loud for some tastes and is in need of renovations. Bitting and Bahnson both have 24-hour visitation policies, where other buildings have specified visitation hours, so they are popular. Strong recently became an honors house restricted to students in the honors program. South is pretty casual and laid back. The Fogle Flats are townhouses at the farthest end of campus. These are designated as senior priority housing, but juniors can room there if it doesn't fill up. There are six students in each two-story townhouse.

Salem College says that the term "dorms" implies where someone sleeps. Salem students do so much more in their buildings than just sleep, so the school prefers the term "residence halls." Each residence hall is different and seems to have its own personality, so there is quite a debate among students as to which are the best and which are the worst. It really depends on a student's personal tastes and preferences, as there are good and bad points to each building.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
499
Average Housing Costs
$5,780
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
52%
Freshmen Living On Campus
98%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Bahnson
  • Bitting
  • South
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Babcock
  • Gramley
What You Get
  • Bed frames and mattresses
  • Chairs
  • Chest of drawers
  • Desks
  • Ethernet connection
  • Sink with mirror
  • TV hookup

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Babcock Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, limited visitation hours, TV lounge with pool table and foosball table, vending machines
Bahnson House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal and private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, community kitchen, lounges
Bitting Hall
Floors: 3 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Suites (singles and doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, community kitchen, laundry facilities, lounges, vending machines, wood floors
Clewell Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities, limited visitation, TV lounge with ping-pong table, vending machines
Gramley Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, limited visitation, TV lounge with pool table, vending machines
South Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Sophomores and juniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, limited visitation, lounges
Strong Honors House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen honors students
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen and dining room, laundry facilities; community develops building contract to set visitation rules, quiet hours, and community standards

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Fogle Flats
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Three-bedroom apartments (doubles) with full kitchen, formal dining room, living room, and laundry room
Special Features: 24-hour visitation

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 23 responses

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  • Age of buildings
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Strictness
  • Value

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