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Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's comparable to the hunger games when applying for housing. Everyone is scrambling for priority points which don't add up very fairly. It could be better.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived on campus and had a great experience but it was ridiculously expensive and I'm not living on campus again.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I did not live on campus

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The amenities are for the most part very clean and accessible. The process to swipe in becomes ineffective during certain times of the day and you have to line up for a really long time in order to get in. Also, the inspections they sometimes make are extremely ineffective. Sneaking in illegal substances and alcohol is extremely easy which leads to those activities happening inside the dorm. Even though it is sometimes extremely obvious something like that is happening in a room without even entering, the RA's never go in and inspect or penalize those people. A lot of RA's are also extremely ineffective in resolving noise conflicts between rooms. Another problem is that the cost of the dorms is extremely high for the limited space that you get. Off-campus housing is a much better choice, especially if paying for college is a hassle.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: housing plan is costly but very worth it. those who live on campus are fortunate enough to catch the train to NYC in less than 15 minutes. its very clean and spacious. it is right on campus so obviously running late will never be an issue. it is very conveniently close to the cafe because students can eat and study or take back food to their dorms.

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If you are a freshman, and live on campus, you will be living in Boland or Aquinas Hall—drop down on your knees and beg for Boland. Boland Hall houses more than 1,000 freshmen, and half of them are of the opposite sex. This will be the first time that most of the students will be living on their own, which will form special bonds within the confines of the dormitory. Aquinas is a dungeon: dark, damp, and confusing to find your way around. As you progress through the University, you have other choices of residency—Xavier being the biggest, and most sought after, dorm. It is the most appealing because it is the newest dorm with the biggest rooms, and it is located at the center of campus. Xavier is the choice of most of the athletes, who get first crack at picking their residency, which speaks volumes to its popularity. Cabrini is where many Greeks live, Neumann is a middle-of-the-line dormitory, and then there is Serra, which is the Aquinas equivalent of upperclassmen’s dormitories.

If you would prefer to feel like you are living off campus, but still need financial aid to pay for housing, Ora Manor and Turrell Manor are calling your name. Ora Manor sits about half a mile from campus, but has all the great feelings of a real apartment, down to paying for utilities. Turrell Manor is similar, except is directly across the street from campus and demands community service from all its residents. A word of warning if you choose to live in Ora or Turrell Manor: don’t think that because you live there that you will get a parking pass for campus; the administration doesn’t consider you a commuter.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,413
Average Housing Costs
$8,496
Undergrads Living On Campus
45%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Cabrini Hall
  • Xavier Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Aquinas Hall
  • Serra Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet and cable television jack
  • Free campus phone calls
  • Personal AC/heating units
  • Telephone
Also Available
Special-interest housing and disability accommodations
Available for Rent
Bed lofts Minifridge Safes
Did You Know?
  • All campus residents get free cable with HBO and access to closed-circuit Pirate TV.
  • All residence halls on campus are air conditioned.
  • Each residence hall has a front desk staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a staff member. Between 8 a.m. and midnight, desk assistants, who are trained student monitors, also staff the front desks.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Aquinas Hall
Floors: 2, plus a basement
Number of Occupants: 279
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Two-room suites with hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, laundry.
Boland Hall North
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 365
Bathrooms: Two rooms share
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, laundry, health services, chapel, television lounge, pool tables.
Boland Hall South
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 244
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard, triple occupancy on corners
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, health services.
Cabrini Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 231
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two or three rooms in a suite with a hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, laundry.
Neumann Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 145
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- or three-room suites with a hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, television room, study lounge.
Serra Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 147
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- or three-room suites with a hall and bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge.
Xavier Hall
Floors: 3 floors and a 7-floor tower
Number of Occupants: 516
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two rooms with a conjoined bathroom
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, laundry.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Ora Manor Apartments
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 100
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Residents have a full kitchen, wall-to-wall carpeting, some apartments have balconies, all have sofas, and kitchen table/chairs. Three-bedroom apartments have 1 ½ baths.
Turrell Manor
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 85
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Special Features: Residents have a full kitchen, wall-to-wall carpeting, sofas, and kitchen table/chairs.
Includes community service and application-based housing

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