Campus Housing

Location
Vestal, NY
Undergrads
11,464
Tuition (in-state)
$16,795 ($7,645)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms: Newing/Dickinson are the best (upgraded), CIW (very social), Mountainview (really nice but far), Hinman (old, but closest to the lecture hall)

Social atmosphere: corridor style is more social than suite style

Housing process: simple

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Where I live on campus is new and most of the rooms are spacious and bathrooms don't need to be shared.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in College-IN-The-Woods which is the most centrally located residence, its in the middle of everything which is convenient, and the setup makes everything very sociable.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Even though buildings are less than year old the prize of the living is quite big.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Its quiet and a nice way yo mete new people.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 148th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 157th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 300th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1044th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Hometown
Geneseo, Illinois
Major
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
2013
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The most important part of having a pleasant dorm experience at Binghamton is finding the community that best suits you. Having one or more roommates you do not get along with will only aggravate you and make your life in college more difficult. Student descriptions of the different communities may indeed be stereotypes, but they have been established for many years now and are probably the best guide for picking the community that matches your personality.

It is true that the newer dorms like Mohawk and Mountainview are nicer, but they are also much more popular. Overcrowding is a major problem at Binghamton, and the more popular dorms tend to fill up very quickly. If you choose a place to live based on what you believe is the best community, rather than trying to get into the most modern dorm, you are much more likely to be happy with your arrangement.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,500
Average Housing Costs
$8,054
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
61%
Freshmen Living On Campus
98%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Newing Community
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • College-in-the-Woods
  • Hillside Community
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Dickinson Community
  • Mountainview College
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Dickinson Community
  • Newing College
What You Get
  • Air-conditioning (some buildings)
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Floor lamps
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Binghamton offers students the chance to participate in learning communities, specialized courses taken with other members of your residential college and led by a faculty master who is a faculty member with an office in your residential college. The courses include first-year experience seminars, as well as language, literature, and science courses.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

College in the Woods (Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca halls)
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Basketball and volleyball courts, library, close to the Union, great social environment, chem-free floors available, newly-remodeled grounds, buildings are old besides Mohawk, small rooms
Dickinson Community (Champlain, Digman, Johnson, O'Connor, Rafuse, and Whitney halls)
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Basketball and volleyball courts, study lounge, rec lounge, kitchenette, laundry, grills, co-rec field, close to the gym and academic buildings, small number of students per floor, old buildings, small rooms, very quiet
Hinman College (Clearview, Cleveland, Hughes, Lehman, Roosevelt, and Smith halls)
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts; Ethernet hookups in each room; piano room; laundry; TV lounges; study lounge; pool table; close to lecture halls; close to nature preserve; nice common building; newly redone dining hall; far from other communities; parking can be difficult; can get very quiet
Mountainview College (Hunter, Marcy, Cascade, and Windham halls)
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Study/TV lounges, kitchenette, laundry, volleyball and basketball courts, co-rec field
Newing College (Bingham, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Endicott halls)
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Basketball courts, Discovery Center, free gym, music room, close to the gym and resident parking lots, lively social environment, small rooms, far from academic buildings

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Hillside Community
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four- and six-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Bus service to main campus, special parking lot, nice views, comfort and privacy of apartment living close to campus, cold walk to class in winter, buses run infrequently late at night, very quiet community
Hillside includes the following residence halls: Adirondack, Belmont, Catskill, Darien, Evangola, Fillmore, Glimmerglass, Hempstead, Jones, Keuka, Lakeside, Minnewaska, Nyack, Palisades, Rockland, and Saratoga.
Susquehanna Community (Residence Halls: Brandywine, Choconut, Glenwood, Nanticoke)
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Bus service to main campus, special parking lot, common lounge with television and snack bar, 24-hour quiet community, closer to campus than Hillside, large apartments with large bedrooms, fully furnished, use of campus cable and Ethernet included, small parking lot, even quieter than Hillside, storage rooms, kitchens, living rooms

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