Campus Housing

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Syracuse, NY
Undergrads
14,169
Tuition
$36,300
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing is quaint and adequate. For freshman however, it is the worst. All freshmen are assigned to live on the Mount or BBB/Sadler. The Mount is a PAIN to get up to and BBB is sectioned off in the absolute worst area of town. The housing lotteries are favored towards the upperclassmen, so you better have gotten a lucky number. The freshman LC's vary from great to downright terrible, so be wary of your selection. Otherwise, the living is clean and the rooms are good enough to sleep and work in. The RA's are fine, but very lenient due to the part atmosphere of the campus. Alcohol is not a criminal offense in these parts, so those who like to party are in heaven.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are alright. but they could be better.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is really great. There are dozens of dorms to choose from, and most of them are pretty nice. Some are rougher than others, but the university has recently started renovating some of the more outdated ones. Dining is pretty good for college food. The social atmosphere is great. I loved living on my floor last year. Cost is average. I can't complain. The housing process is a bear, though. The lottery is the most confusing, convoluted process I have ever heard of. It's more stress than it's worth, it isn't fair, and it never works out right. I hate that. Everything else is livable, though. I love the on-campus experience.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms all have something to offer whether it is a dining hall, closeness to classes, style and room types. The housing lottery runs pretty smoothly. Freshman dorms have a more social atmosphere than upperclassman but I liked that since it gave me more privacy as well as a quiet place to sleep and study.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms, apartments, and even hotel or living are possible for on campus housing.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 172nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 311st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 746th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1281st
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marshal Yong
Hometown
New York City
Major
Architecture
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All dorms have their perks, and most have their downfalls. The students in Day and Flint Halls live on Mount Olympus, literally and figuratively, but you must field more than 150 stairs to get to the top. Brewster and Boland dorms are the farthest away from campus. That fact allows them to get away with being one of the nicest renovated dorms on campus. Sadler and Lawrinson halls are at the bottom corner of campus where nothing social ever happens, except if you want to meet up at the Carrier Dome that is an arm’s reach from the other dormitories.

The dorms that students have no major qualms include: Kimmel, Marion, Shaw, Booth, Dellplain, Haven, Watson, and Ernie Davis Halls. With the exception of Shaw, Ernie Davis, Kimmel, and Marion, all these dorms primarily house upperclassmen. They are also located closer to the main campus, as well as Marshall Street, Comstock and Walnut avenues—prime party locations. If you end up in an open or split double, cross your fingers for the split. This way, if you and your roommate clash in any way, you have some separation between you. This split double design is not offered at many universities, and it is a welcome addition to SU.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
8,273
Average Housing Costs
$7,212
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
75%
Number of Dormitories
20
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Ernie Davis
  • Watson
Worst Dorms
  • Day
  • Flint
  • Haven
  • Sadler
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Desk
  • Ethernet connection
Did You Know?
The oldest dorm is Shaw Hall, which was built in 1952. Many of the dorms have been renovated, most recently Brewster and Boland, which were built in 1968, and Ernie Davis Hall.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Boland Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 321
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Garage, fitness center, laundry room, food court, study lounges, computer cluster, game room, branch of SU bookstore
Booth Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 261
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Garage, laundry room, lounges and kitchenettes on every floor
Brewster Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 476
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Garage, fitness center, laundry room, food court, study lounges, computer cluster, game room, branch of SU bookstore
Brockway Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 27
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Fitness center, laundry room, food court, study lounges, computer cluster, game room, branch of SU bookstore
Butterfield House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 36
Bathrooms: Shared by singles or private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Located near center of campus, laundry room
Day Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 612
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Branch of SU bookstore, snack bar, computer cluster, laundry room, study lounge, option to live in the International Living-Learning Community (ILLC) on the 4th floor.
DellPlain Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 445
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads, suites
Special Features: Snack bar, laundry room, TV lounges with microwaves on each floor
Ernie Davis Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 250
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: The newest housing option on campus, Ernie Davis Hall has lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Rooms are air conditioned, and laundry facilities are on every floor.
Flint Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 537
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Branch of SU bookstore, snack bar, computer cluster, laundry room, study lounge
Haven Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 373
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Conference room, meeting room, study lounge, pool table, laundry room, adjoining dining center, TV lounges with microwaves on each floor
Kimmel Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 121
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Fitness center, laundry room, computer cluster, TV lounge
Lawrinson Hall
Floors: 18
Number of Occupants: 565
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Branch of SU bookstore, computer cluster, laundry room, storage room and TV lounge with microwaves on each floor
Marion Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 153
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Fitness center, laundry room, computer cluster, TV lounge, kitchenette
Oren Lyons Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 40
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Housing option for international and domestic students with a laundry room, partial kitchen, lounges, art room, and computer cluster
Sadler Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 489
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: TV lounge with microwave, game room, snack bar, laundry room, study lounges, dining center
Shaw Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 451
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Classrooms, art room, snack bar, computer cluster, laundry room, TV lounge, dining center, multipurpose room
Skyhalls I, II, and III
Floors: 3 per building
Number of Occupants: 351
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Lounge, kitchen, and laundry room on each floor
Walnut Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 46
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: TV lounge, meeting room, study lounge, kitchen, dining room
Washington Arms
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 62
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites
Special Features: TV lounge, laundry room, study lounge, rec room, kitchenettes on each floor
Watson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 446
Bathrooms: Communal; some shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Study room, campus grocery, snack bar, theater complex, laundry room, 24-hour study room, game room (with pool and Ping-Pong tables)

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Skytop Apartments
Number of Units: 1,715
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom townhouses and three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Ski lodge, multipurpose center, student center, ice skating pavilion
Slocum Heights Apartments
Floors: 35 two-story buildings
Number of Units: 250
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Specialty apartment-style housing

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