Campus Housing

Saint Louis, MO
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College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not currently live on campus. I am a commuter student.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I've lived in a single dorm (meaning I lived in a room by myself and had three suitemates) and it was alright (though extremely strict on microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, etc, they think we'll burn the buildings down I guess), and will be living in an apartment this fall.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I won't be utilizing campus housing since I will be attending evening classes at an extension location.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I did not live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a dorm, so it's cramped. There are apartments, mostly upperclassmen get them. You're super close to all of the buildings so thats a plus. The dorms are very strict with visitors. Nice lounge area in each wing of each floor. Very social on and off campus areas. Living on campus is expensive, but it is pretty much everywhere you go to college. They use a lottery system sometimes and other times they use the number of credits you have to give out each persons/group's first choices.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 455th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 609th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 720th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 872nd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jamie Pope
Saint Louis, MO
Poltical Science / English / German (minor)
Grad Year
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East and West halls are the newest and most popular dorms on campus—if you can't snag a place in the Village Apartments. There have been times when freshmen have occupied apartment housing, but it has been rare, as most get stuck with West or Maria halls as their only options. The two newer dorm buildings have the most aesthetic appeal and provide more amenities than Maria Hall. However, Maria Hall does have its advantages. It is located right above Marletto's dining area and just a few steps from Webster Hall, where most of the liberal arts courses are located. If you are a liberal arts major, most of your classes will be within Webster Hall, and scheduling time to get to class will not be much of a problem.

East and West halls are nearer to Sverdrup Complex and the music school, but it will still take some time to get to class in comparison to the closeness from Maria Hall to Webster Hall. The most highly demanded living area is the Webster Village Apartments, since they are the only housing options with an oven or stove and larger spaces. The apartments are more expensive than the dorms and are located right across from West and East halls, but they are a good option to consider for older, out-of-state students. Generally, housing is given on a first-come, first-served basis and fills up quite quickly. Out-of-state students will be given top priority for housing, while St. Louis residents are given whatever housing is left available.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Maria Hall
  • West Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Webster Village Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
Off-campus apartment/rental
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Maria Hall
What You Get
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Extra-long twin bed
Also Available
Some incoming freshmen are placed in residential houses depending on whether they are signed up with a learning community (LC) or not. The learning community members live on one floor in the same building to create new connections among the members and become familiar with them.
Available for Rent
In order to watch cable TV in the dorms, you will have to rent a cable set-top box set for $75 to hook up to your computer. There is also a loft kit that is available to rent out for $100 for the entire academic year. The kit allows the bed to raise up an extra 72 inches for extra storage underneath and is available for apartment or dorm room beds.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

East Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchenettes, classroom, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, recreation room, study lounges
Maria Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, laundry facilities, on-site dining, social/study lounges; close to classes
West Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchenettes, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, recreation room, social lounges, study lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Webster Village Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios (singles), two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units feature full kitchen, furnished living areas; comples includes clubhouse, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, parking, pool/hot tub

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 46 responses

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  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value
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