Campus Housing

Location
South Orange, NJ
Undergrads
5,023
Tuition
$34,750
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: As a commuter I do not know much about campus housing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm rooms are slightly more spacious than at other schools. Boland is by far the best freshman dorm since most freshman live there. Its a great experience.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rules are sometimes annoying

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Terrible experience I had with housing, why I commute now.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are all suite stye, meaning you only share a shower and bathroom with a few people so that is a plus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 260th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 302nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 968th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1205th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Mehok
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Finance
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If you are a freshman, and live on campus, you will be living in Boland or Aquinas Hall—drop down on your knees and beg for Boland. Boland Hall houses more than 1,000 freshmen, and half of them are of the opposite sex. This will be the first time that most of the students will be living on their own, which will form special bonds within the confines of the dormitory. Aquinas is a dungeon: dark, damp, and confusing to find your way around. As you progress through the University, you have other choices of residency—Xavier being the biggest, and most sought after, dorm. It is the most appealing because it is the newest dorm with the biggest rooms, and it is located at the center of campus. Xavier is the choice of most of the athletes, who get first crack at picking their residency, which speaks volumes to its popularity. Cabrini is where many Greeks live, Neumann is a middle-of-the-line dormitory, and then there is Serra, which is the Aquinas equivalent of upperclassmen’s dormitories.

If you would prefer to feel like you are living off campus, but still need financial aid to pay for housing, Ora Manor and Turrell Manor are calling your name. Ora Manor sits about half a mile from campus, but has all the great feelings of a real apartment, down to paying for utilities. Turrell Manor is similar, except is directly across the street from campus and demands community service from all its residents. A word of warning if you choose to live in Ora or Turrell Manor: don’t think that because you live there that you will get a parking pass for campus; the administration doesn’t consider you a commuter.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,238
Average Housing Costs
$8,248
Undergrads Living On Campus
45%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Cabrini Hall
  • Xavier Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Aquinas Hall
  • Serra Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet and cable television jack
  • Free campus phone calls
  • Personal AC/heating units
  • Telephone
Also Available
Special-interest housing and disability accommodations
Available for Rent
Bed lofts Minifridge Safes
Did You Know?
  • All campus residents get free cable with HBO and access to closed-circuit Pirate TV.
  • All residence halls on campus are air conditioned.
  • Each residence hall has a front desk staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a staff member. Between 8 a.m. and midnight, desk assistants, who are trained student monitors, also staff the front desks.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Aquinas Hall
Floors: 2, plus a basement
Number of Occupants: 279
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Two-room suites with hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, laundry.
Boland Hall North
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 365
Bathrooms: Two rooms share
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, laundry, health services, chapel, television lounge, pool tables.
Boland Hall South
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 244
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard, triple occupancy on corners
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, health services.
Cabrini Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 231
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two or three rooms in a suite with a hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, laundry.
Neumann Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 145
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- or three-room suites with a hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, television room, study lounge.
Serra Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 147
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- or three-room suites with a hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge.
Xavier Hall
Floors: 3 floors and a 7-floor tower
Number of Occupants: 516
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two rooms with a conjoined bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, laundry.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Ora Manor Apartments
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 100
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Residents have a full kitchen, wall-to-wall carpeting, some apartments have balconies, all have sofas, and kitchen table/chairs. Three-bedroom apartments have 1 ½ baths.
Turrell Manor
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 85
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Special Features: Residents have a full kitchen, wall-to-wall carpeting, sofas, and kitchen table/chairs.
Includes community service and application-based housing

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