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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman get the best housing by far. Their dorms are in central campus and are super convenient.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing isn't that great but I enjoyed living on campus because of the community it brought me.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings aren't great, but they are very reasonable as far as college campus housing goes.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Don't have to put quarters in for laundry. You can wash and dry as much as you want. That is the best thing!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are pros and cons to each housing section. Certain dorms on campus that are much worse than others. The freshman dorms are extremely cramped, yet are in a great location. The Greek houses are more spacious, yet farther away from academic buildings. The student apartments are nice, but in order to obtain a full kitchen you have to pay twice the amount, which is not ideal.

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If you want spacious rooms with kitchen appliances and private bathrooms, come to Samford. For freshmen, Vail, a women's dormitory, contains a flat screen television, pool table, ping-pong table, and piano in its lobby. Its movie room, which must be rented for use, is an especially popular hangout for friends who want to watch movies on a big screen with surround sound while reclining on comfy, enormous bean bags. Smith, a freshman men's dormitory, also houses a ping-pong table and big television, promoting male bonding time especially during football season. Unlike Vail and Smith, Pittman, for women, has suite-style bathrooms and bigger rooms with brighter walls. It recently received a lobby makeover and now contains nicer couches and a much bigger television accompanied by a DVD player.  

For upperclassmen, Beeson Woods, a long walk from the cafeteria but easy with a bike, is a community all on its own. Students love the closer locations of buildings, and freshmen look forward to personal bathrooms and living areas to share with their suitemates of choice. Furthermore, each building except Evergreen contains a kitchen where students can cook their favorite foods to their hearts' content. Not to be outdone by the freshman dorms, Beeson Woods also contains "The Underground," which is a large room next to Rosa Hall containing a ping-pong table, pool table, piano, and a big television surrounded by couches. This is the perfect place to relax, do some homework, and hang with friends without having to make the long trek to the library or food court. Student apartments, which are not found in Beeson Woods but instead near the football stadium, are popular with students who do not wish to pay so much for housing and desire a full-size kitchen. Perhaps the only disadvantages to living here would be the long distance from friends in Beeson Woods and lack of a scenic view.  

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,301
Average Housing Costs
$5,172
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
67%
Freshmen Living On Campus
95%
Number of Dormitories
17
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Women seem to prefer the updated Vail dorms, but Pittman has suite-style bathrooms and larger rooms. Smith, Vail, and Pittman have great locations right next to the cafeteria and near education buildings.
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Beeson Woods: Malcolm Hall, Wesley Hall, Rosa Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
People hate on Pittman a lot because of its outdated air-conditioning units (which still work) and tiny lobby. It's much smaller than the other freshman dorms.
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Most everyone seems to dislike the female upperclassman dorm Evergreen, which is located in Beeson Woods. This is due to its lack of kitchen appliances, living room in each suite, and personal bathrooms.
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Chair that rocks (literally)
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
Available for Rent
Nothing is available for rent.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Dwight Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Ethel Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Evergreen Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, large study lounge. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
James Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Lena Vail Davis Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal, some private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpet, laundry facilities, spacious lounge (with TV, DVD player, pool table). One of three dorms in the Central Campus area.
Lucille Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Luther Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Malcolm Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Mamie Mell Smith Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite and communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpet, laundry facilities, lounge (with TV, DVD player, pool table). One of three dorms in the Central Campus area.
Marvin Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Mountainview
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, temperature-controlled rooms. Close to athletic and recreational facilities. Located in the West Campus area.
Orlean Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Pittman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite and communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, study rooms, spacious lounge (with TV, DVD player, and board games). One of three dorms in the Central Campus area.
Ralph Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Rosa Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Treetop Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.
Wesley Hall
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Each unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, furnished living room, and kitchenette. Laundry facilities and community stove/oven in building. One of 13 dorms in Beeson Woods.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Student Apartments
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Furnished living room and full kitchen.

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