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Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are nicer than others. Older freshmen dorms are of very poor quality, suffering from many issues with insects. The university is beginning to fix this by building a new freshman dorm. Upperclassmen housing is limited, as even rising sophomore had difficulties finding a dorm on campus. The university if building many lofts to ease this trouble, but most students find them to be too expensive, and most off campus housing close to school is found in very unsafe areas

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My campus is one of the most open and accepting.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus looks great to me. you wont regret.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing was awful, but now they are starting to move freshmen into the nicer dorms because they've run out of space. The lack of space, however is forcing people to move off campus while they're building more housing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are freshman dorms. Not terrible, but not the best.

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One of the greatest perks to living on campus is the convenience to classes—many of the residence halls and apartments are no more than a 10-minute walk from various departments on campus. The exceptions are the lower Winship/Adams apartment buildings, which are the most remote of the campus housing. While some of the dorms are new, clean, and pleasant to live in overall, others are a cause of student complaints, particularly Shorter and Plunkett halls. The spaciousness of the dorms varies by building, but generally, the upperclassman halls and apartments are bigger and roomier.

The freshman dorms—MEP, Plunkett Hall, and Roberts Hall—undoubtedly have the greatest sense of community, as many lowerclassmen have double occupancy rooms with roommates or suitemates. The Greek houses also have this sense of community, though they are reserved for upperclassmen and house a substantially smaller amount of people. Most students say that living on campus is truly convenient, and unlike larger schools, you will never have to drive to class if you live on school grounds. Furthermore, the maintenance department is almost always available during the weekdays to meet the needs of students who encounter problems in their dorms or apartments.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,828
Average Housing Costs
$5,330
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
68%
Freshmen Living On Campus
90%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Roberts Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Garden Apartments
  • Greek houses
Worst Freshman Dorms
Plunkett Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Shorter Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Chest of drawers
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
Also Available
Greek Village, housing for the fraternities and sororities
Available for Rent
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DormitoriesWhat's This?

Mary Erin Porter (MEP) Complex
Floors: 3 in each of three buildings
Bathrooms: Communal (Boone and Dowell), suite-style (Porter)
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines; complex consists of three halls: Boone, Dowell, and Porter
Mercer Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom suites (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines
Plunkett Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines; adjacent to outdoor swimming pool
Roberts Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Activity room with 60-inch projection TV, air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines
Sherwood Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines
Shorter Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, and triples)
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Adams/Winship Apartments
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: One per unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Studios, one- and two-bedroom units
Special Features: Air conditioning, Internet port in each room, laundry facilities
Garden Apartments
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Two per unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, Internet port in each room, laundry facilities, vending machines

Student Polls

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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