Don’t you worry, Barnard; we didn’t forget about housing selection for you! Continuing the tradition for the second year in a row, we bring you the reviews for Barnard dorms! Today, we bring you the chillest of the chill: 616 W. 116 st!


Location: 116 W 116th St. (between Broadway and Riverside)

  • Nearby dorms: 600 W, 620 W, Barnard quad, Schapiro, Woodbridge
  • Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams and pretty much all the Broadway stores.


  • Single:$10,400
  • Double: $8,960


  • Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom.
  • AC/Heating: No AC.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Each suite has a kitchen with a sink, gas stove/oven, and refrigerator. TV lounge on the first floor, also has a piano. Study lounges on upper floors.
  • Laundry: In basement.
  • Computers/Printers: Computer lab on the first floor.
  • Gym: None.
  • Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a stairwell.
  • Wi-Fi: Yes.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Some linoleum variety.

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 1.20.42 PMRoom variety:

  • Suites have combinations of singles and doubles, with the exception of the RA suites which are all singles.
  • Singles are about 135 sq ft and doubles are about 196 sq ft, but should be noted that C2 and D4 rooms are very small.
  • Fifth floor is taken by social justice housing.


  • Solid choice for rising juniors.
  • Unless sophomores have top numbers, it will be difficult to get 616.

Bwog recommendation:

  • Good choice for people going into groups that don’t mind having a combo of singles and doubles
  • 616 is a great option for students who like being close enough to campus that it’s not much of a walk in the morning to the Barnard buildings
  • For rising sophomores, 616 is pretty attainable if you have a group

Resident opinions:

  • “Tends to overheat in the winter”
  • “Older building means things break a lot”
  • “Most of the kitchens are pretty small in size”
  • “Doubles are spacious”
  • “The laundry room is huge and you usually never have to wait”
  • “It’s nice having the computer lab in our building and not having to leave”
  • “Some of the doubles have amazing views over Claremont”
  • “The only thing better than living in 616 would be 600 because, well, it’s closest to Broadway”
  • “Rodents galore”
  • “Try and avoid being stuck in a room on the air shaft. No natural light!”