Location: 411 W. 116th Street.

  • Nearby dorms: East Campus
  • Stores and restaurants: HamDel, food cart


  • $6,718.  (Same as McBain, Schapiro and Broadway)


  • Noteworthy: You get a sink in your room.
  • Bathrooms: Amazing!  Normal floor bathrooms.
  • AC/Heating: No A/C.  Pleeeenty of heat. Heaters also make a lot of noise.
  • Kitchen/Lounge:  Lounges on 5, 7, and 9 with a flat-screen, chairs and couches.  The only big kitchen is downstairs, so cooking isn’t really an option.
  • Laundry: Big laundry room near the kitchen.  Nothing fancy.
  • Computers/Printers: Computers and printers next to the laundry on the lobby mezzanine.
  • Gym: Nope.
  • Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a central stairwell.
  • Wi-Fi:  Wi-Fi and ethernet.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood or linoleum.

 Read more after the jump.Room variety:

  • Singles: Tons of John Jay-esque singles.  Maybe a little bigger. Around 118 sq. ft.
  • Doubles: A variety of single room and walk-through doubles.  Pretty random sizes.  Some are big! Averaging around 150 sq. ft. for each room.


  • The singles go to sophomores.
  • The big walk-through doubles go to the top half of sophomores, and all else go to the dregs of the housing lottery.

Bwog recommendation:

  • Wien has a bad rap, but it seems to have turned around after renovations. Read a classy defense of this much-maligned dorm!
  • The singles are a good option for rising sophomores and juniors who don’t want to go to Schapiro.
  • The doubles are hit or miss.  If you can score a good one, nab it.  But as a rising sophomore, you probably won’t have a better choice..

Resident opinions:

  • “I dont know why people talk shit about the sink it is the best! I was skeptical. But its the most convenient thing, at this point I am pretty sure I am dependent. And no critters.”
  • “The bathrooms are super nice! Seriously! Come check them out! Some fake marble business going on and little shower vestibules. Also a view of Harlem/central park from the toilet. I can watch planes land at JFK from the comfort of the last stall.”
  • “The toilets by the window on the higher floors have amazing views over the East Side and right into Prezbo’s backyard. it’s a little like being the Shitting Queen of Sheba!”
  • “The sink in the room thing cannot be stressed enough. it’s not gross and it’s amazingly useful-the mirror over the sink is actually a vanity, and the mirror slides open so you can access all your makeup/toiletries while still being able to use the mirror. technology.”
  • “The kitchen thing is really the only drawback. But my roommate and I were bequeathed a hotplate from an ex-wiener, and we invested in a toaster oven, and we can pretty much do everything.”
  • “Thin walls and more importantly thin doors-noise from your neighbor isn’t as much of a problem as noise from the hall.”