The main factor in deciding where you want to live should be the people. Otherwise, here are some factors to consider.
- Size. Check out the floor plans of the various residence halls.
- Quality of lighting.
- Windows, ventilation, heating, air conditioning.
Residence hall location
- Distance to campus. 47 Claremont is far away and Plimpton is very far away.
- 116th and Claremont is a very windy intersection, which makes the long walk to campus from 47 Claremont even more miserable in winter months.
Social life, proximity to friends
- If you like to throw parties, you need a suite.
- East Campus is probably the most social residence hall, with lots of parties.
- Residence halls typically full of sophomores: McBain, East Campus exclusion suites
- Residence halls typically full of juniors: Wien, Schapiro
- Residence halls typically full of seniors: Hogan, Broadway, Watt, East Campus
- Person-to-bathroom ratio.
- Wien doesn't have floor kitchens.
- Dishwashers are worth having because they save you time and keep your suite's kitchen tidy. There are dishwashers in East Campus, Broadway and Hogan.
- The hot water takes a while to heat up in the morning in some buildings like Schapiro and 47 Claremont.
- Number and speed of elevators.
- Building lounges.
- Location of washing machines.