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Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is good if you are trying to live your college experience to the fullest. You get the chance to be involved in activities that are going on around the campus.

2 College Student

Campus Housing: I'm currently a freshman and there are many times where I am terrified to leave my room in fear that a cockroach or mouse will be roaming the hallways, bathrooms, or kitchen. Also the doors are impossible to lock, the elevators have been completely vandalized as well as the stairwell, the electricity has gone out multiple times, and package hours are at very inconvenient times.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus housing, I commute from New Jersey to PA.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Campus housing is not wonderful, but it serves its purpose and there is still a large social atmosphere to become a part of so it is what you make of it.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: Conveniency to classes good.

Food right next to dorms.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Freshmen must live on campus, which is good because it forces them to become involved in campus life and allows them to begin a social life at the University. Despite people's initial negative reactions to dorm life at Drexel, most students look back fondly on their time living in the dorms. A word to the wise: Students don't need to live in the lap of luxury to enjoy themselves in college. Most students living in dorms develop some very close friendships that last for a long time. With that being said, Calhoun is a pretty dismal dorm, but the rest are not that bad. Most students really don't mind the furniture that's bolted to the floor. The students in Kelly really have a sense of pride. Dorm life is like having your own community within the dorms. Towers is certainly the nicest, but it has been tripled recently to accommodate incoming freshmen. Students living among students is truly the most beneficial aspect of dorm life.

Each dorm also has around-the-clock security, which certainly provides a sense of security among students and their parents. Some students complain about the sign-in process for guests, but once they're reminded that they live in a city, they generally accept the conditions, as they are necessary for their safety. The staff is also quite friendly.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,600
Average Housing Costs
$8,730
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
Undergrads Living On Campus
28%
Freshmen Living On Campus
89%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Millennium Hall
  • Race Street Residences
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • North Hall
  • University Crossings
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Calhoun Hall
  • Kelly Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Van Rensselaer Hall
Best Dorms
  • Towers Hall
  • Van Rensselaer Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Calhoun Hall
  • East Hall
  • Kelly Hall
  • Myers Hall
  • North Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connections
  • Free cable and access to DUTV, a television station broadcast in Philadelphia that is run by Drexel students
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings

DormitoriesWhat's This?

The Axis
Floors: 7
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour security, business center, community kitchens, movie theater, rec center
Calhoun Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge
Caneris Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchens, study/social lounges
Kelly Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, classroom space, community kitchens, elevators, laundry facilities, recreation lounge, study area
Millennium Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, multipurpose lounge, vending machines
Myers Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, game room, laundry facilities, movable furniture, study/social lounges, Tutor Lounge
North Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchens, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines
Race Street Residences
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchens, elevators, fitness center, laundry facilities, study/social lounges
Towers Hall
Floors: 15
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, elevators, game room, movable furniture, social/study lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Courts
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, laundry machines, wireless Internet; complex features 24-hour front desk, fitness center
Water, heat, and electric utilities are included.
Stiles Hall
Floors: 16
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and graduate students
Room Types: One- to three-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, unfurnished living areas; comlex features 24/7 security-card access, laundry facilities, social lounge
Basic cable, local phone, and wireless are included.
University Crossings
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features card access system, fitness center, front desk
Residents are responsible for their own cable TV/Internet.
Van Rensselaer Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features bike storage, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, social lounge with balcony, vending machines

Student Polls

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

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