Campus Housing

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Campus Housing

Reviews

{{ error }}
close
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are average size for a college. There are four towers that house most of the freshmen, and while they're pretty similar, Hecht is better.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm not leaving on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't as big as other dorms in other schools, but the layout is pretty convenient and I recommend living in the dorms your first year because that's where you will meet everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the housing but the rooms are pretty small and the dorms are really old. The dorms are overdo for renovations. I love the community within the dorm. Everyone is pretty nice and cool to hang out with. Housing puts on a lot of events and tries to get students involved which I love. Overall, housing is pretty great.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus my freshman year so I do not have strong position. But, for freshman dorms I would conclude it is a pretty standard living situtation.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

If you decide to attend UM, there will be a form you fill out ranking the residential colleges by preference. This seems to be basically useless, as almost all freshmen are placed in Hecht or Stanford, also called the Towers. Although the other dorms are bigger and don’t have communal bathrooms, most students agree that spending a year in the Towers is a good experience because it forces you to meet people. The suites in Mahoney, Pearson, and Eaton are nicer, but some students like the atmosphere in the Towers so much that they keep their rooms for the next year. The Towers are definitely the most wild and fun dorms, then Mahoney and Pearson, where some floors have a good social atmosphere. Eaton is generally considered the quietest of the residential colleges, which many people might prefer.

If you’re lucky and you have a good RA, your floor will turn into a big family. Video game tournaments and hallway sports are common, and chances are, at least a few people on your floor will be friends that you keep in touch with for the rest of college. A lot of upperclassmen try to get into the apartments, which are tough to reserve. The layout is nice, but the buildings themselves are old and in random areas of campus where it’s hard to meet new people. In the past, there have been overcrowding issues, and students have been sent to the Holiday Inn across the street from campus. Even though a free hotel room with maid service and HBO might sound like a good deal, avoid this at all costs if you have any desire to meet people and make friends.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,310
Average Housing Costs
$7,122
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
44%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Eaton
  • Mahoney
  • Pearson
Worst Dorms
  • Hecht
  • Stanford
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls (phone not included)
  • Trash can
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Apartment for single students
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Quiet floors
  • Special housing for diabled students
  • Theme housing
Available for Rent
Carts and vacuums are available for loan.
Did You Know?
  • The campus cable network was upgraded recently to include HBO and 60 other stations that are free to students.
  • There is at least one Resident Assistant living on each floor whose job it is to help new students feel comfortable and to encourage friendly relations among floormates.
  • Under a newly passed law in Florida, there is no smoking allowed in campus buildings, including the residential colleges. Picnic tables and benches are set up for smokers outside of each dorm.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Eaton College
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: Approx. 400
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges on every floor
Hecht College
Floors: Two towers with 12 floors each
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standard single, standard double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge in lobby
Mahoney College
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges, kitchens shared by floor
Pearson College
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared between rooms
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite single, suite double
Special Features: Laundry, study lounges, kitchens shared by floor
Stanford College
Floors: Two towers with 12 floors each
Number of Occupants: Approx. 700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Standardsingle, standard souble
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge in lobby

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Apartment Area
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 12
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Laundry facilities between apartments

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 243 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

Photos

Videos

4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!