Campus Housing

Location
Newark, DE
Undergrads
15,558
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is all based on luck of the draw. you can either be placed in the worst living conditions or the best, and as a freshman you're paying the same regardless

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am living in Dickinson this year and it is in my opinion the worst housing on campus. It is the farthest walk, and the building itself is awful and hideous. The rooms are tiny and there's no air conditioning so I could barely sleep for the first month of school. This building should be demolished.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on where you live but every dorm as its perks. West Campus is awful but it's close to classes and Main Street, and its also very social. East campus is social, nice dorms, but pretty far from Main Street and some classes (even though there are always parties near East Campus). North Campus has the best dorms as a whole. They are mostly new except for the Towers but you get your own kitchen and a looot more space so it's still great. Central Campus dorms are all old and pretty subpar but they are right by classes and Main Street so they have a perfect location (not by a dining hall though). And dorms on the South Green.. I've never been but I know they're old but people rarely request those dorms so its likely you'll get a single. But Housing overall is pretty good, every dorm has its pros and cons.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They should have torn down the oldest dorms when they originally intended to. Unless you are placed in the new dorms, you will likely find bugs and dirt everywhere as well as tiny rooms. The lack of air conditioning is the least of your problems.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think that all of the dorms are great. You shouldn't choose your dorm based off of how big it is or how new it is. That is how you end up with no friends. Choose a dorm like Rodney or Dickinson where you will know every person on your floor. In Rodney, it doesn't matter if you have a roommate or not because everyone leaves their doors open anyway. I loved living there. In George Reed it's hard to make friends, but its like a hotel.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 114th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 872nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1023rd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1292nd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danielle Todd
Hometown
Newark, Del.
Major
English
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Where you live can make all the difference to your college experience. This is not to say that there is any one great place to live, but that you should figure out which location will suit you best. For freshmen, the party dorms are Rodney and Dickenson, while the more studious dorms are on East Campus. The trade-off for the quieter setting is that East Campus is much prettier.

Freshman housing tends to be cramped and overcrowded, with three to a room becoming more common every year. While the rooms may provide little privacy, this can lead to the bonding that many freshmen long for in their first year. Upperclassmen have many more options than freshmen and can find the most suitable rooms for their needs, whether those include more privacy or special-interest housing. All students should try to live in a freshman dorm their first year; it will help them adjust to college life and learn about the on-campus housing options for future years.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,285
Average Housing Costs
$6,450
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
44%
Freshmen Living On Campus
94%
Number of Dormitories
22
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • George Read
  • Russell Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Christiana Towers
  • Independence Complex
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Dickinson Complex
  • Rodney Complex
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Rodney Complex
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Local telephone services with caller ID and voicemail
Also Available
Special Interest Housing: Creative and Performing Arts Cuisine, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanities, Eco-House, Engineering, Healthy Living, Music, Political Awareness, Schwarzkopf Leadership, Sexuality & Gender
Available for Rent
Microwaves Minifridges
Did You Know?
There are numerous fun and educational activities planned for students in the dorms by the RAs that are not available to off-campus students. You can learn CPR or have a pizza party; it's a great way to meet your dormmates!

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Brown Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and honors students
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, fitness center laundry facilities, social lounges; near Main Street and Trabant
Cannon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, social lounges; near library and Kent Dining Hall
Dickinson Complex
Floors: 3-4 in each of six buildings
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, mail room, social lounge; houses LIFE clusters
George Read
Floors: 5 in each of two buildings
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning; located in Indepence Complex
Harrington Complex
Floors: 3 in each of five buildings
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilties, music room, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge; near Russell Dining Hall, fitness center, student center
Harter Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Honors floors, laundry facilities, social lounge; near Trabant University Center
Independence Complex
Floors: 5
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, fitness center, laundry facilities, social lounges, study lounges
James Smith Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevator, social lounges, study lounges
Kent Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchenettes, laundry facilities, on-site dining, study lounge; near library
Lane Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, social lounge, study lounge; near Russell Dining Hall, home to freshman honor students and LIFE cluster
New Castle Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, honors floors, laundry facilities, library, study lounge; near Kent Dining Hall
Ray Street Complex
Floors: 3 in each of three buildings
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, social lounges; home to special interest groups and LIFE clusters, near Main Street and Trabant
Rodney Complex
Floors: 3-4 in each of six buildings
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, mail room, recreation room, study/TV lounge; near a market, computer lab, fitness center
Russell Complex
Floors: 3 in each of five buildings
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Sharp Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, study lounge; home to some honors students
Smyth Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounges; close to Kent Dining Hall
Squire Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, study lounges; near Kent Dining Hall
Sussex Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, study lounge; near Kent Dining Hall
Sypherd Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recreation lounge, study lounges, TV lounge; home to freshman honors and LIFE clusters
Thomas McKean Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevator, laundry facilities, social lounges, study lounges
Thompson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, recreation lounge, study lounge; home to freshman honors and LIFE clusters, near Perkins Student Center and library
Warner Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, multipurpose room, piano room, reading room, social lounge, TV lounge; only all-women's dorm, close to the library

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Christiana Towers
Floors: 17 in each of two buildings
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features elevators, laundry facilities
Conover Complex
Floors: 2 in each of two buildings
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and married students
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include furnished living areas; complex features laundry facilities, parking

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