Campus Housing

Location
New Orleans, LA
Undergrads
6,443
Tuition
$45,240
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Everyone is going to tell you that you want to live in either Sharp or Monroe. Don't listen to them. The party dorms change by year anyway, and Sharp and Monroe are the two oldest and crappiest freshman dorms. Butler is advertised as honors, but you don't have to be an honors student to live there. Wall is an extra application, but it's a great community and you don't have to share a bathroom with your whole floor. JL isn't as bad as you'd think and Paterson is a great place for environmentally-minded/vegan or vegetarian people.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are some newer places to live and some older. Most of the time you will end up where you want to be as far. Only a few of the freshman dorms have sinks in the rooms which is unfortunate but as far as I know, all the sophomore dorms have them.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the freshman and sophomore dorms that are considered "social" are very poorly maintained. Other dorms are much nicer, but farther from student center/ classes and considered less social.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Lived in Monroe. Small,loud, stinky, old, absolutely disgusting. Over $7k to live in a double. Puke and urine all over everything. Used condoms on the flood lights. You name it. Super social and fun. But gets old FAST. There are nice dorms (like Wall and Willow) that are usually dubbed less social but new policies are allowing students who reside in them to stay there so they may be even harder to come by if thats what you're looking for. It wouldn't be so bad if we weren't forced to live here and it was actually reasonably priced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorms definitely need some work, but the majority of the sophomore dorms are pretty nice. Sharp and Monroe (freshmen dorms) are not the cleanest but are awesome for meeting people.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 84th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 705th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 712nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1088th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Toppenberg
Hometown
Knoxville, TN
Major
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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For freshmen, the most popular dorms are Monroe and Sharp, which house a majority of the freshman class. Most agree that they are old, ugly, and pretty gross, but there’s a big social factor about living in these dorms. The other freshman dorms are JL, Butler, Paterson, and Wall. JL is the all-female dorm that has fairly large rooms with sinks but isn’t very popular because it is so far away from all the other dorms. Butler is the honors dorm, and it has a great location (right across from Bruff and a block from Reily), but the rooms are very small, and the building is rather ugly. Paterson is the “wellness dorm,” but on campus it’s known as the “hippie dorm.” Its rooms are either double with a sink or suite-style, and some rooms have their own balconies. Wall is the newest dorm on campus and is made up completely of suites. Some not living there complain that Wall isn’t a social dorm, but many of its inhabitants seem to disagree.

For upperclassmen, Irby and Phelps are the sophomore equivalents to Monroe and Sharp. These look like motels because the doors to the rooms face outside, and they are considered the more social dorms for sophomores. Other upperclassmen dorms include Willow, Mayer, Warren, and Aron. You are required to live on campus during your freshman and sophomore years, but after that, most chose to leave Tulane’s housing behind them and move off-campus. Although the dorms may not be the best, most people tend to agree that they are bearable.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,800
Average Housing Costs
$6,600
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
48%
Number of Dormitories
12
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Aron
  • Mayer
  • Willow
Worst Dorms
  • Irby/Phelps
  • Monroe
  • Sharp
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Shelves
Also Available
  • Kentwood Springs Water Delivery
  • TUCAN, the Tulane University Cable Television network, provides cable television programming to all of the residence halls on the Uptown campus.
Available for Rent
Microfridge
Did You Know?
Wall Residential College, Tulane's newest dorm, houses 250 undergraduates as well as a home for a faculty member and his or her family. This faculty member is called the Professor in Residence and helps the college residents engage more fully with intellectual and social activities at the university.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Butler House
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 252
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors freshmen, some sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, elevators, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, study lounges. Honors Community theme housing.
Irby & Phelps Halls
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 420
Bathrooms: Private by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, transfers
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, Internet access, local phone serice, moveable furniture, study lounges.
Josephine Louise Hall (JL)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 207
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, super singles, doubles
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, computer lab, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, security gates, some in-room sinks, study lounges. Open visitation: All visitors must check their IDs at the desk from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Male visitors in the building must be escorted at all times.
Mayer Residences
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 248
Bathrooms: Private by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, balconies, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, computer lab, elevators, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, study lounges, two sundecks on the top floor, two upstairs patios. Attached to Le Gourmet.
Modular Housing
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 144
Bathrooms: Private by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, elevators, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilties, local phone service, moveable furniture, security gates, study lounges.
Monroe Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 440
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, some sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, computer lab, elevators, front desk, guest housing suites, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, study lounges. Panoramic views of the city or campus from rooms on the upper floors.
Paterson House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 116
Bathrooms: Communal, Private by suite, and Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, computer lab, elevators, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, shaded outdoor patio, study lounges. Wellness community theme housing.
Sharp Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 456
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, Internet access, lobby with pool table and large-screen TV, local phone service, moveable furniture, study lounges.
Wall Residential College
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250
Bathrooms: Private by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, elevators, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, security gates, study lounges. Residential College theme housing.
Warren Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 148
Bathrooms: Communal, some private by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Doubles, singles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, study lounges. Some rooms have small balconies, and the building has a common second floor balcony.
Willow Residences (Doris, Stone, Zemmurray, and Leadership Village)
Floors: 4 in each of four buildings
Number of Occupants: 318
Bathrooms: Private by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable TV, carpeted rooms, common areas, community kitchen, computer lab, cyber cafe, elevators, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, security gates, study lounges. Leadership Village theme housing.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Aron Residences at Stadium Place
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 493
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, closet organizers, cable TV, community kitchen, electric kitchen appliances and dishwasher, front desk, Internet access, laundry facilities, local phone service, moveable furniture, outdoor courtyard with grills, security gates, social lounge, vending machines

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