Campus Housing

Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
1,647
Tuition
$34,350
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the best, not the worst. I live in a quiet dorm. I'm glad I did because friends complain of screaming girls all night long in the hallways.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but from what I've seen, the dorms aren't all that big in some halls. Some students live in a force triple which is quite bothersome. It's mandatory for all first-year students to live on campus on Simmons which a new rule. The cost is ridiculous especially since you have to live in a small dorm with other student. There are some halls that offers a single but I believe it's tough to get one. Most students plan to live in an apartment nearby since it's much cheaper than living on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I got into the dorm that I wanted and I live in a quad with two other roommates (so we actually have extra room), although I do know that if you want a dorm that's more often populated you may get forced into a triple.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are small and it's very difficult to get into the "nicer" housing. We don't have suite-style living until junior or senior year, and we aren't offered any apartment style living like most other schools

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 689th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 985th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1116th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1254th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Krista Evans
Hometown
Florence, AL
Major
Political Science/International Relations
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With the expansion of Simmons, Residence Life has quickly renovated many of the dorms on campus. Within the past several years, six of the nine dorms have been renovated, with plans for the rest within the next five years. The introduction of suite-style rooms in Smith and Evans has filled the niche for students thinking about apartment living. Rooms are assigned through a housing lottery, and seniors are given priority. First years looking to have the best room on campus are given a hard dose of reality, and unless they have requested specialized housing, they are randomly assigned a room and a roommate or roommates.

Typical rooms host two students, though triples are a possibility, and suites house four or five students. Living on campus is not for everyone, but students who choose to move off campus often miss the community and even Bartol. The dorms are modestly furnished—most students just need a rug or refrigerator. Cable and Internet access are free to students, local phone service and voicemail are also provided, and each hall has at least one kitchen for students. There are restrictions when living on campus—hot plates, candles, and incense are not allowed. Much to the disappointment of students looking for on-campus housing, the increase in the number of undergraduates has eliminated the four-year housing guarantee once offered.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,039
Undergrads Living On Campus
55%
Number of Dormitories
9
Best Dorms
  • Arnold
  • Evans
  • Smith
Worst Dorms
  • Mesick
  • Morse
  • Simmons
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV connection
  • Dresser
  • Internet access
  • Local phone line
Also Available
Special housing options are available: The Wellness Hall requires residents to agree not bring the influence of alcohol or other drugs into the residence hall. Special programs and events are provided to encourage students to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The limited visitation floor holds guest restrictions allowing visitors only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. with no overnight guests permitted. The community service floor asks for students to make a commitment to service. Residents must participate in 20 or more hours of community service a semester.
Available for Rent
MicroFridge

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Arnold Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 103
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lounge, elevator, laundry, kitchen, study rooms
Dix Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 130
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen, some first-years
Room Types: Mostly doubles, quads
Special Features: Kitchens, laundry, lounge
Evans Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 70
Bathrooms: In-room, singles share community bathroom
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, triples, singles
Special Features: Study lounge, piano living room, multicultural group offices, study lounges/group meeting areas, elevator, laundry
Mesick Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 129-137
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: First-years, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, lounge, computer lounge
Morse Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 138
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, study rooms
North Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 67
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate students
Room Types: Graduate and Dix student singles
Special Features: The only coed dorm on campus, it is specifically set aside for graduate students.
Simmons Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 221
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lounge, kitchen, living room, floor lounges, laundry
Smith Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 102
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Five-person suites, four-person suites, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, Quadside Café, study lounge, television lounge, laundry, private bathrooms, computer lab
South Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 105
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, singles, quads
Special Features: Living room, kitchen, laundry, Wellness Hall

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