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Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are lots of different housing options and housing styles which is really nice

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All the dorms are old except Colonial which was refurbished recently, but that's the farthest dorm from the classes, which really sucks when it's cold or raining. The dorms are average for the most part. I've always had an easy time with the housing process, but I know of people who've had a hard time. I say for campus housing on the most part is average.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: if you get a good dorm its good.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's a mixed bag with housing. Some dorms are on the lower scale near run down, but others are actually nice and comfortable. Never lived in the towers and never will. Get a single room as having roommate issues leads to issues with the RSA reps. They dislike rocking the boat, and those who rock it.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Sometimes you won't know where you are living or who you're living with until last minute. If you aren't a freshman it is difficult to get into the building that you want to.


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Residential students are pretty evenly split when it comes to living on campus. Some people hate it and say the rooms are too small and too expensive, while others love it and think the rooms are just right. It all depends on where you live. The most expensive (and probably most desirable) room is a single within a suite. That way, you have your own room and you only have to share the bathroom with two to four other people. Hofstra finally had the good sense to get rid of six-person suites for the fall 2010 semester, which may come as a relief to anyone who was subjected to those conditions before. Freshmen should definitely take advantage of the Netherlands or New Complex, which are both freshman-only dorms. These dorms give freshmen the chance to be around other first-year students, instead of being stuck with upperclassmen who have probably already made friends and don't want to be bothered with "freshies."

For those who aren't freshmen and don't want to share a bathroom with an entire floor, aim to get a suite in Nassau/Suffolk or Colonial Square. The rooms are a little pricier, but they're bigger and have their own bathrooms. The only downside is that the bathrooms in the suites get cleaned only once a semester, as opposed to in the Towers, which are cleaned daily. Living on campus is definitely one of the best parts of the college experience. A lot of commuters complain that they miss out on events or don't have as many friends because they don't live on campus. At the risk of sounding cliché, finding good roommates can be one of the most rewarding parts of college life. Random housing may seem scary if you don't have any friends on campus just yet, but sometimes it works out for the best.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments
  • Coed dorms
  • Disabled student housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Netherlands
  • Stuyvesant Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Colonial Square
  • Nassau/Suffolk
Worst Freshman Dorms
Colonial Square
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
The Towers
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Phone with voicemail
  • Satellite TV
Also Available
Living/Learning Communities --- First-year students can choose to live in any of the following First-Year Connections clusters: Arts House, Health Sciences House, Math Science and Engineering House, American Politics House, Civic Engagement House, Environmental Sustainability House, Leadership House, and Wellness House.
Available for Rent
Minifridges, microwaves

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Colonial Square (Cambridge, Dover, Hampton, Hempstead, Newport, New York, Norwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Providence, Quincy, Salem, and Williamsburg houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 14 houses
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 3-, 4-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Courtyards, kitchenette, laundry room, and study
The High Rises (Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, and Vander Poel halls)
Floors: 10 in each of six buildings
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (except Bill of Rights Hall is women only)
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, recreation area, study, and TV rooms
Liberty and Republic
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Health and Wellness Center, home to Honors College, kitchenette, laundry, study
Nassau and Suffolk
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-, 5-, and 6-person suites with single, double, and triple rooms
Special Features: Laundry, study, kitchenette, sixth floor is home to civic engagement living learning community
The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Breukelen, Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Orange, Rensselaer, Rotterdam, Tilburg, and Utrecht houses)
Floors: 2 in each of 11 houses
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: 4-person suites with double rooms
Special Features: Two courtyards, dining hall, kitchenette, laundry, study area, home to Living Learning Communities
Stuyvesant Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites with double or triple rooms
Special Features: Kitchenette, laundry, study

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