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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: My on campus housing isn't great, but it is a place I feel at home enough to sleep between school, sports and my unofficial homeā€“the Library. The housing process at my school was not full of ease, and it is an inconvenient trek from my classes, but I met my best friend this past year due to us being housed next door to each other. Also, due to my disgustingly messy roommates (I was in a triple), I've come to be an even more organized and clean person. Even the social atmosphere, which can be great during the weekend, has caused me to learn more about how to deal with distractions. My housing isn't perfect, but I know it wasn't meant to be. To me, living on campus is just another part of being in school; it's teaching me how to live on my own and how to live with other people.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is very good; I have a lot of space and a kitchen, which is close to ideal. However, the location of my housing is not ideal: I have a long walk to classes. Also some of the facilities are out of order quite often.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Hill House, which I really enjoy. It's communal living with a kitchen in every suite and a grocery store downstairs. It's a little old, so it may look run-down, but I really enjoy it. It's also close to the gym. But it is the building furthest away from classes, so that's unfortunate.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It;s pretty average campus housing. Some of the dorms are pretty interesting because they're in these old mansions on campus. Most First Years are housed in Hill House, an apartment building the school bought. Some of the apartments are renovated and have a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, for Freshman housing it's pretty great. There are some hidden gems on campus, but you really don't have many options until you're an upperclassmen.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is awesome. Everyone's really friendly and the dorms are cozy and cute. Some dorms are A LOT more spacious than others but every dorm has a close proximity to most classes except for Hill House, it's a bit of walk but you're pretty much living in an apartment in Hill House so that's awesome.

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At Sarah Lawrence, single rooms are in high demand and roommates are commonly perceived as burdens. When the housing lottery rolls around, some students often join forces and petition for group living on campus, which offers singles, a kitchen, shared bathrooms, and a common room. Many others choose to take their chances solo. Typical upperclassman housing ranges from converted single-family homes along Mead Way to apartments in Rothschild or Hill to seven- or eight-person townhouses in Andrews Court and Slonim Woods. If you’re scouting out singles, check out MacCracken, Gilbert, and Titsworth. First-years are required to have a roommate and mostly wind up in mixed apartments in Hill or the more traditional college-dormy Taylor and Garrison. Smaller numbers of first-years wind up in spacious doubles or triples in the wooden-floored Westlands, Slonim House, Lynd, Tweed, or Andrews House. In general, dorm furniture is adequate, bathrooms are manageable, and the College is quick to respond to problems and repairs.

A place of concurrent scorn and affection is Hill House, a towering apartment structure on the outermost fringe of campus. The College owns the whole building, but some original tenants still remain and aren’t tolerant of noisy students. Students in Hill House enjoy the amenities of a modern apartment complex: kitchens, living rooms, elevators, large laundry facilities, two ground floor lounges, and a small convenience store. Yet, Hill House is a soul-crushing 10-minute walk from class, the murky corridors look like something out of a horror movie, and there’s a major highway right across the street—students either love it or hate it.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,125
Average Housing Costs
$9,416
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Green/sustainable housing options are available.
  • Men's dorms
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
84%
Freshmen Living On Campus
100%
Number of Dormitories
18
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
6
Best Freshman Dorms
Old Dorms (MacCracken, Dudley Lawrence, Titsworth, Gilbert)
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Andrews Court
Worst Freshman Dorms
Hill House
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Hill House
  • New Dorms (Rothschild, Garrison, Taylor)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • Phone jack
Also Available
You can apply for theme housing during the housing lottery. Typically, you find students who share a common interest and petition together. Examples of theme houses include the International Cooking House and the Art Collective. If you are conscious of your global footprint, Warren Green is a great option. You and your housemates live and cook together using only locally-grown food. The idea behind Warren Green is all-sustainable housing.
Available for Rent
Storage containers can be rented to hold your stuff between semesters.
Did You Know?
  • What Sarah Lawrence refers to as the "New Dorms," although most recently renovated, are not actually new; in fact, most students prefer to end up in the "Old Dorms," such as MacCracken, Dudley Lawrence, Titsworth, or Gilbert. The cluster of Taylor, Garrison, and Rothschild make up the "New Dorms."
  • SLC has all-gender suites, rooms, and bathrooms, meaning that guys and girls can live together.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Andrews House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, spiral staircase to second floor
Brebner
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, small dining area; converted single-family home
Dudley Lawrence
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: This dorm was named after Sarah Lawrence's son.
Garrison
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen
Gilbert
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: This is a queit alcohol-free residence.
Kober
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Common area, large community kitchen; Early Childhood Center on first floor
Lynd House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Converted single-family home; short walk to any destination
MacCracken
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Dance studio, faculty offices, meeting room, 24-hour study area
Mansell
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Community kitchen area, small dining area; converted single-family home
Morris
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, small dining area; converted single-family home
Perkins
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community ktichen, large common room; converted single-family home
Schmidt
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Common room, community kitchen, small dining area; converted single-family home
Slonim House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Adjacent to Visual Arts Building
Taylor
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette in Taylor B
Titsworth
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Community kitchenette; Barbara Walters is rumored to have lived here when she attended SLC.
Tweed
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Backyard area, community kitchen; converted single-family home
Warren Green
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: First sustainable house on campus; features community garden, energy-efficient appliances, solar panels
Westlands
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples
Special Features: Main administration building; students reside on the third floor-mostly freshmen.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Andrews Court
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Units feature a common area and small kitchen.
Curtis
Floors: 2
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include common area and kitchen; located next to the Early Childhood Center
Hill House
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Computer lounge, TV lounge
Close to the Campbell Sports Center
Morrill
Floors: 2
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Nine students share two bathrooms and a kitchen.
Morrill is connected to the president's house.
Rothschild
Floors: 3
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, kitchen, living room, small dining area; located right next to the Performing Arts Center
Slonim Woods
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Eight-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include common area and small kitchen.

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