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Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved where I lived. Great view, great people and atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some buildings are brand new and very nice, others are old and from the late 1800s. Only guaranteed housing for freshman and sophomore year

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In terms of freshman housing, some buildings are pretty nice while others are horrendous. IV is obviously the nicest but only honors kids live there. There are a few suite style buildings over by the Fenway- Kennedy is the nicest of these because each suite has a living room. I lived in 153 Hemenway and the building was old and gross but the rooms were a decent size and having a private bathroom was a huge perk. In terms of communal style dorms, Smith is definitely the nicest. Most people live in the Stetsons which have extremely tiny and uncomfortable rooms. White Hall is notoriously known as the worst dorm on campus. For upperclassmen housing, the affordable options are comparable to the suite-style freshman dorms- nothing special but some of them have spacious common areas. The newer buildings like East and West Village are beautiful but very pricey. A lot of people dislike the dorms on Columbus Ave because they're a little farther from campus, but the actual apartments are great and much more affordable than the Villages. The room selection process is a nightmare because so many people go on and off co-op unexpectedly, so you'll probably end up living with strangers no matter how hard you try not to. Most people live off campus after sophomore year to save money, but if you can afford to stay on campus it is much more convenient in terms of location.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are very small, but the buildings are up to date and modern.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's expensive because you're in Boston, but all the dorms offer what you need, are close to classes, and some are incredibly nice. There's a whole range of housing with plenty of choices. The slection process was terrible but that's actually currently improving.

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The campus housing provided by Northeastern is very accommodating. Most dorms have a modernized atmosphere and offer the comforts you would hope to find in a dormitory building. Freshman housing is distinctly designed for the purpose of meeting people and living in unity among other freshmen. There is a great emphasis placed on "community," so there are plenty of dorm activities and events. All freshman dorms have communal bathrooms on each floor, and most floors are either all girls or all boys. Most freshman-year honors students are placed in better dorms than regular freshmen; some even live in apartment housing.

After freshman year, the University implements a lottery system weighed by seniority. You shouldn't have to worry about getting a bad lottery number, especially if you’re living with multiple people, because each student gets his or her own number. Therefore, whoever has the highest lottery number can pick a living situation for the entire group. The apartment-style housing is very reasonable and designed like an average apartment. The one good thing about living on campus is that the apartments are a lot nicer than those off-campus apartments in Boston.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
8,354
Average Housing Costs
$7,530
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Gender neutral housing option
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
53%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
12
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
15
Best Freshman Dorms
International Village
Best Upperclassman Dorms
West Village
Worst Freshman Dorms
White Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Willis Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
Also Available
Theme halls are also available, including computer science halls, criminal justice floors, honors halls, international halls, quiet halls, and wellness halls.
Available for Rent
Minifridge with microwave
Did You Know?
You can have your laundry done for you with Husky Express in the Speare Commons. There is also dry cleaning available; you can pay with your Husky Card.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

153 Hemenway
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Community room, front-door intercom, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, study room, vending machines; international hall
319 Huntington
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, and quads
Special Features: Elevator, laundry facilities, on-site housing office, receptionist and/or secured entryway, recreation area with TV, vending machines; international hall
Kennedy Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, study/social lounge, vending machines; Honors hall
Kerr Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, TV lounge, vending machines; some rooms overlook Fenway Park.
Light Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community lounge, keyless locks, laundry facilities, pool table, receptionist and/or secured entryway, vending machines; cozy and intimate atmosphere
Melvin Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community room, elevator, laundry room, pool table, receptionist and/or secured entryway, study area; quiet hall, wellness hall
Parcel 18
Floors: 9-22
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Freshman honors housing, upperclassmen Living Learning Communities (including a leadership floor, community service floor, and gender neutral housing)
Smith Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, spacious student lounge, study area, vending; leadership hall
Speare Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, pool and foosball tables, receptionist and/or secured entryway, TV lounge, vending machines
Stetson Hall East
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community lounge with projection TV and state-of-the-art sound, elevator, laundry facilities, pool table, receptionist and/or secured entryway, vending machines; award-winning cafeteria, theme housing, LAMP program
Stetson Hall West
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: One of the largest theme-housing programs on campus
White Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevators, game room, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway, TV lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

10 Coventry Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Elevator, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
106-122 St. Stephen Street
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Kitchenettes, common living areas; Fenway Park is a short walk away.
142-148 Hemenway
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
337 Huntington
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, on-site housing office
407 Huntington
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
780 Columbus Avenue
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, handicapped accessible
Burstein Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Davenport Commons A
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Davenport Commons B
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Loftman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Rubenstein Hall
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
West Village A, B, C
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
West Village E
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
West Village G, H
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway
Willis Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities, receptionist and/or secured entryway

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