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Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshmen housing buildings are quite dated, and in need of a renovation, but are overall not too bad

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is expensive, and the facilities aren't all that great. They're not bad by any stretch but definitely do not seem worth what you have to pay for them. That aside I felt that the social aspects of my dorm were fantastic and I loved many of the people on my freshman hall, including my RA who has become one of my best friends at school. I lived in a dorm which had a dining hall and a grocery store right beneath it and that was incredibly convenient during the long and cold Rochester winters. Overall I can't really complain too much besides that the cost is way too steep.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are quite a bit bigger than at most colleges. Other dorms I've heard are still larger than average. My freshman room was about double the size of my brother's freshman dorm at another school, both of us having a single roommate. Housing is not hard to get at all. My freshman floor was the absolute best. About two thirds of the floor was extremely social and great people who i'm sure I'll stay in touch with. I'm in a suite with 5 of those guys this coming semester.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: My housing experiences have been great. Some people have not had that privilege however.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is good but I have seen better on campus living.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Students like on-campus housing, overall, and they don't have a problem living in the dorms. All are spacious, to a degree, and located close to central campus. Freshmen tend to like whichever dorm they live in, so even if they land in Sue B., the one with the smallest rooms, they don't have a problem and think they live in the best dorm on campus. Occasionally if there are more people that enroll than ResLife expected, they will put people in triples, which isn't the most pleasant experience. That tends not to happen often, and some triples will be broken up if other spaces open up. Everyone agrees the Quad dorms are the most desirable; there are some palace-like singles with in-room sinks right in the middle of it all on campus. Rooms can be arranged in a multitude of ways, so there's bound to be a way all roommates can be comfortable in their living space, with lofting beds and furniture-arranging.

Rooms are guaranteed freshman and sophomore year, so there are no worries about whether housing will be available or not. People like being able to get up, roll out of bed, and get to class in five or ten minutes. It may be more expensive to live on campus, but students will fork over the extra money for the convenience. By living on campus for two years, you come to like the centrality and sense of community and are not in too much of a hurry to move off campus. It's not looked on as `uncool' if you live on campus all four years either. Hill Court has a large population of seniors who are just as happy sticking around. You can have quite the sweet arrangement while still being an on-campus homebody.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,958
Average Housing Costs
$8,020
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
86%
Number of Dormitories
18
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Gilbert
  • Phase
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Tiernan
Worst Dorms
  • Southside Living Center
  • Towers
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookcase
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Phone
  • Trash can
  • Window coverings
Also Available
You can buy linens and insurance policies from the school. In terms of living, there is quiet study and substance-free floors, as well as a whole host of special-interest housing. Some include the Tiernan Project, which has a whole floor of a dorm and is dedicated to community service, ICLC (Inter-Class Living Center) a freshman mentor program, MIF (Music Interest Floor), CIF (Computer Interest Floor), CLC (Community Living Center), Drama House, and ILC (International Living Center).
Did You Know?
Women were not accepted at UR until 1900, 50 years after the college was founded, and they remained at the old campus location on Prince Street downtown.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Anderson Tower
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 258
Bathrooms: Shared in suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Center doubles, six-person suites with four singles and a double
Special Features: Common room and kitchen in suites
Burton Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Two on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Sinks in rooms
Chambers House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 91
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Six-person suites with single bedrooms
Special Features: Common rooms and kitchens in each suite
Community Living Center
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 30
Bathrooms: Two on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: House-style, with large living room and fireplace
Crosby Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Two on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Sinks in rooms
DeKiewiet Tower
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 160
Bathrooms: Separate in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three singles in each suite
Special Features: Entirely singles, kitchen included
Fairchild House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 94
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Six-person suites, all singles
Special Features: House-style
Gale House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 87
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Six-person suites with all singles
Special Features: Common rooms and kitchens in each suite, some loft rooms
Gilbert Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Two on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, a few triples
Special Features: Lounge areas and floor kitchens
Hoeing Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 170
Bathrooms: Two on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, a few triples
Special Features: Lounge areas and floor kitchens, in the Quad
Kendrick House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 89
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Six-person suites with all singles
Special Features: Kitchens and common areas in each suite, some loft rooms
Lovejoy Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 164
Bathrooms: Two of each on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Floor lounges and kitchens
Munro House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 91
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Six-person suites, all singles
Special Features: Common rooms, kitchens in each suite
Slater House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 88
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Six-person suites, all singles
Special Features: Common rooms, kitchens in each suite
Susan B. Anthony Halls
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 600
Bathrooms: One set of each in each wing
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Center common rooms, in the Quad
Tiernan Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 170
Bathrooms: Two on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Floor lounge and kitchen
Valentine Tower
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 172
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three singles in each suite
Special Features: Common room and kitchens
Wilder Tower
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 264
Bathrooms: One in each suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Center doubles, six-person suites with four singles and a double
Special Features: Common rooms and kitchens in each suite

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

the Maisonettes
Number of Units: 22
Bathrooms: 1 per apartment
Coed: yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: full kitchen

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