Campus Dining

Location
Bronxville, NY
Undergrads
1,374
Tuition
$46,924
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It gets old quick and hill to go is lacking in quality and over priced

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food here is not ideal. Bates is basically the only place you can eat some actual food(not cookies). And the food quality is good but it lacks CHANGES. For 3 months I have only seen 4 different kind and pizza and the burgers are the same forever. Pub is a great place to go if you have patience on the line. Overall the dinning is ok but need a lot of improvement.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: With only two options there's not very much variety, and as a result the food gets old very quickly. Still, you're able to get more than enough nutrition from the main cafeteria, with a consistent vegan selection, and there's always the pub if you want some greasier burger-joint fare, though you'll get less food for your money.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is one dining hall on campus, Bates. And the food is pretty lousy. There is a salad bar all the time, which is nice. Sometimes there are vegan options. The school has a contract with AVI and I, along with many others, detest AVI. I know they treat their workers pretty poorly and these folks don't deserve it. They buy Sysco products and I hate Sysco. You'll definitely miss home-cooked food for sure. Something that I find irritating is that you MUST have a mea plan. The school requires you to have a meal plan even if you don't want one because SLC has a contract with AVI, saying that every student must have a meal plan. In this regard, I find SLC greedy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Not Bad, Not Great. They have variety, and they have vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options galore, but generally the food isn't too great. If you are comparing it to other collages i've eaten at, it's the best, but by restaurant standard it's only okay. We do, however, have delicious ice cream and desserts all year round- and we never get fat because our campus is on a big hill we go up and down! It rocks.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 134th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 252nd
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 492nd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 547th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 892nd
    Best Quality Food

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Unger
Hometown
Lovettsville, VA
Major
Politics
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With a recent change in food service companies, vast improvements have been made to all the eateries on campus. Bates Dining Hall has action stations featuring a variety of create-your-own meals with rotating choices of risotto, stir-fry, fried rice, linguini, and other dishes. The quality of meats has also seen an improvement with SLC students’ continued interest in supporting organic foods from local farms. Brunch still remains the favorite meal by far, and the health food bar is also enjoying new food items.

But perhaps the greatest improvement is the food at The Pub. What once was a greasy mess—sure to make your stomach upset—now is a completely renovated kitchen with new recipes. Students can create their own deli sandwiches on artisan breads and enjoy delicious paninis hot off the grill. All food is made-to-order and never stale. Unfortunately, the venue is understaffed and gets crowded at peak hours. Even though these are improvements, it is difficult to eat the same food every day, and most students opt out of purchasing a large meal plan after their first year. However, there are those few who eat SLC’s version of home cooking every meal of every day.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4988 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Bates Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Pub
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Pub croissant
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Pasta
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Burger
  • Fries at The Pub
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Did You Know?
The activities council hosts "Midnight Breakfast" in Bates. Pancakes, waffles, and other treats are offered, as well as games, prizes, and music.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

The Atrium Café
Location: Heimbold Visual Arts Center
Food: Drinks, fruit, pre-prepared sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bates Dining Hall
Location: Bates Dining Hall
Food: Hot and cold food, salads, drinks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-7:45 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
Health Food Bar
Location: Bates Dining Hall
Food: Groceries and Dry Goods
Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-7:45 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Siegel Center "The Pub"
Location: Siegel Center
Food: Grill, fast food, sandwiches, snacks, soda
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-2 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 23 responses

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  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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