Campus Housing

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: very small but that's what you expect when you have a dorm

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings that are getting older are being destroyed and rebuilt. Whats nice about the dorms is how close they are to all of the dining facilities. The best option is Henry Hall because of how close it is to all of the academic buildings and the dining facility is connected so you don't even have to step outside to grab some food. The worst option in my opinion is Valley III. It is the farthest away from the academic buildings and the dining facility is not as nice as the ones up closer to campus. The social atmosphere is great. Henry Hall is the Aviation House, so everyone that lives there are pilots and we all pretty much get along. Housing is based off of interests and a survey you take that dictates your cleanliness and personal habits. Every roommate that I have had I have had no problem with, so they do a very good job matching people together.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: To live on campus is a lot easier than off, you don't have to cook your own food, travel time is shorter. The library is accessible, and if there are social events going on around campus, you would miss them if you lived off campus.I like how the bronco buses are also available when needed. For example, going to a football game or when it's really cold out. I believe it is way more convenient to live on campus than off. Everything is closer and accessible. It is a little more expensive to live on campus but then you don't have the luxury of riding the bus or eating whenever you want. Also when living in apartments you have to pay for water and heating separately which can be a hassle. Also if living off campus your social life decreases unless you have already met your life long friends. It's harder to meet people when you live off campus in your own house.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice, but very small. It is very nice living in the dorms because you get to meet so many different people and be involved in many activities and organizations. Everyone is very friendly and fun to be around in the dorms. It is mostly all freshmen in the dorms so it is people our own age and many taking the same courses as one another so it is helpful to be able to study with people in your dorm.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a very old dorm but I am looking for an apartment close to campus. I like the social atmosphere and the University itself is good.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 619th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1205th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1210th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1264th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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The majority of freshmen lives in the "Valleys," which are large and contain cafeterias within the buildings. However, student opinion is pretty divided on these halls, as students either love them or hate them. There are a few other specialty dorms located on campus, reserved for transfer students and University athletes. The freshman dorms are located in the far corner of campus, which makes the trek to class long and hilly; however, there is a bus that will take you from the dorms to your classes.

The few dorms located on Main Campus are near most of the buildings where classes are held. There are also a variety of apartments on campus that are available for rent, reserved for upperclassmen. The dorms are basic and contain cable and Internet, which are included with your room and board fees as part of your tuition.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,205
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
26%
Freshmen Living On Campus
88%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Any of the Valley suites
  • Draper/Siedschlag halls
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Any of the Little Three halls
  • French Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Any of the Valley suites
  • Henry Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Any of the Valley suites
  • The Burnhams
What You Get
  • Basic cable TV
  • Bed/mattress
  • Chest drawers
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Draperies or blinds
  • Internet access
  • Lights
  • Local telephone line
Available for Rent
MicroFridges are available for rent through Bedloft.com

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Ackley/Shilling Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Extended quiet hours, fitness room, loftable furniture; Honors community, part of the Valley suites
Bigelow Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Loftable furniture, nearby parking, on-site dining; home to Engineering House, part of Big Three
Britton/Hadley Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card-access system for interior/exterior doors, loftable furniture, on-site dining; home of Mug Shots coffeehouse, part of Valley suites
Davis Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: On-site dining; home to Tenzing House, part of the Little Three
Draper Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Practice rooms and studio space; home to Fine Arts House, connected to Siedschlag Hall, part of Big Four
Eicher-LeFevre Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card access system for interior/exterior doors, fitness room, loftable furniture, on-site dining; home to Health and Human Services House, business community, and wellness house, part of Valley suites
Ernest/Smith Burnhams Hal
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: On-site dining; Part of Big Four
French Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchen, on-site dining, pre-bunked beds; home to Tenzing House, Second-Year Experience, part of the Little Three
Garneau/Harvey Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card access system for interior/exterior doors, loftable furniture, nearby parking, on-site dining; home of education community, science scholars program, and Magellan House, part of Valley suites
Harrison-Stintson Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (double)
Special Features: Card access system for interior/exterior doors, community kitchen, fitness room, game room, loftable furniture, parking nearby; part of Valley suites
Henry Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, loftable furniture, nearby parking, on-site dining; home to Aviation House, part of Big Three
Hoekje Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Loftable furniture, nearby parking; Transfer student hall, part of Big Three
Siedschlag Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Practice rooms and studio space; home to Fine Arts House, connected to Draper Hall, part of the Big Four
Spindler Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors, grad students, nontraditional students
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities
Zimmerman Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: On-site dining; part of the Little Three

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Elmwood Complex
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, carpeting, full kitchen and living areas
Nine apartments available for students with mobility challenges.
Goldsworth Valley Complex
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen and living areas
Stadium Drive Complex
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen and living areas; building features laundry facilities, outdoor picnic area with grills and picnic tables
Western View Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and grad students
Room Types: One-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted bedrooms, free parking permit, full kitchen, furnished living areas, laundry, maintenance, wood laminate common areas
Some utilities included.

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