Barnard Housing Review: 600 W. 116th St

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Housing approacheth. And, unless you’re on top of it, it’s probably coming up sooner than you think. Bwog’s got you covered; we’ll be rolling out two housing reviews per day until no residence hall is left un-reviewed. Prepare to get (even more) excited: this year, we’re reviewing Barnard residence halls, too. Reviews for all! Today’s residence hall is… 600!


Location: 600 W. 116th Street

  • Nearby dorms: 616, 620, Barnard Quad, Furnald
  • Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams, Ollie’s, Ivy League Stationers


  • $9,800 for a single (same as all Barnard dorms)
  • $8,450 for a double or triple (same as all Barnard dorms)


  • Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom, some may have an additional private bathroom
  • AC/Heating: No AC. Heaters very warm.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Every suite has a sink, gas stove/oven, and refrigerator
  • Laundry: In 2nd Floor lounge
  • Computers/Printers: In 616, a few buildings down.
  • Gym: N/A
  • Intra-transportation: 2 elevators, stairs.
  • Wi-Fi: Yes.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood.

Room Variety:

  • All doubles except for RA suites.
  • Mostly 3 doubles, but a few one double with a big common space.


  • Sophomores and Juniors

Bwog recommendation:

  • Beautiful rooms. The walls often have crown molding, and in most suites the wood floors are very nice.
  • The spaces are big, and most people go for the suites at the front first, F suites are completely air-shafted unless you’re on the 10th-12th floor.
  • Great for sophomore and even junior year, but you’ll probably want singles your senior year, though chances are the rooms won’t be as pretty.

Resident opinions:

  • “Pretty quiet most of the time, but that could be because it’s so big.”
  • “The normal residents living there are friendly!”
  • “The recently redone bathrooms are really nice and feel clean.”
  • “600 is great for dinner parties…but it takes forever to sign in anyone on Shabbat.”
  • “The elevators are really slow, and the stairs are narrow and steep, but the kitchens are nice.”

 Outside shot complete with artistically arranged bike via Barnard

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  1. Anonymous  

    E suites are completely air-shafted too

  2. In other news, Hewitt's water is out tonight...they don't know for how long. #FuckingBarnardHousing

  3. Anonymous

    Barnard has really nice dorms.

  4. the diana  

    It really surprises me that more Columbia students don't try to live in Barnard dorms, since our buildings are way better...

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