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4 College Student

Campus Housing: As a member of the Honors Program, my dorm is great! The annual housing process for choosing housing, however, is somewhat confusing, and there could be more options available; my housing next year will not be as wonderful as it was this year (difficult to top) due to a low lottery number.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus for my freshman year, and where I lived was fairly standard. However, there are many upper-classman (and even freshman) dorms that are really quite nice. All dorms are very accessible to the rest of campus and convenient to other nearby amenities.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: Its pretty good, the freshman dorms are really close to campus, and having a dining hall in the building is pretty nice. Sometimes it gets loud at night and the RA's don't inforce quiet hours, which is aggravating for an athlete with early morning practices. For upperclassmen housing, the lottery system is hectic. A lot of people got screwed over this year because there weren't enough housing choices left after the seniors and fourth years chose.

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Campus Housing: Incoming freshman really don't have much sway in choosing where they'll end up as it changes every year (unless you're in honors) but the freshman options are all pretty average as far as accomadations go. East Village is the newest one and supposedly the nicest, set up with two rooms having a shared bathroom in the middle, which is the same for honors dorming at IV (International Village). There are two suite style buildings (153 Hemenway and Kennedy). In Kennedy, everyone has living rooms, which is nice, but in 153 you basically just get an extra closet in your hallway and more roommates, so not as exciting unless you're one of the lucky 2 or 3 (their room numbers end in 27!). The biggest rooms in general for a dorm are definitely in Smith Hall, which is pretty updated and clean too. Not much info is given during the process at all (even for upperclassmen) but in the end it all works out for the most part so I wouldn't sweat it.

As for upperclassmen housing, most dorms are nice and you're pretty much guaranteed a living room and kitchen. The lottery system is based on seniority, which means you'll choose with your grade, but the people who bring in the most credits from high school tend to have a leg up and better lottery numbers for within their own class (at least for when choosing housing as rising sophomores). The process is pretty confusing and little info is given before lottery numbers are issued. Also, new changes to the policies make moving off campus as a sophomore extremely hard to pull off as it is a requirement now, and sophomores are no longer allowed to live in leased apartments either.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived on campus for two years now. The lottery process is fair and simple. My only problem with the housing is that it is so expensive, and that is why I have to apply for scholarships.

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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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