Connect with us

All Articles

Housing Reviews 2018: Hogan

Doesn’t look like much on the outside, but inside…

We continue our housing coverage with Hogan, the peaceful giant of Columbia senior housing. If you’re a junior with a great lottery number and a desire to get away from the weekend parties at EC, take a look where you might be living next year!

Location: 566 W. 114th Street. Or, 114th Street, just off of Broadway.

  • Nearby dorms: Literally shares an entrance with Broadway. Also: Ruggles, Carman, John Jay, Furnald, all the 114th Street brownstones, and Schapiro (if you cross Broadway).
  • Stores and restaurants: Starbucks, Sweetgreen, International, Nussbaum & Wu, Amirs, Häagen Dazs, Strokos, Junzi, Milano.

Cost: $9,538/year


  • Bathrooms: Two per suite! But before you get too excited: one only has a shower, while the other only has a toilet. (Still pretty convenient, though.)
  • AC/Heating: Yes to heating, no to AC.
  • Lounge: Each suite has a living room, which is fairly spacious; they all come with a couch, comfy chair, dining table, and coffee table (perfect for mounting a TV.) Students also have easy access to the Broadway study lounge, TV lounge, and computer lab.
  • Kitchen: One per suite with decent counter space and all the amenities (including a dishwasher!)
  • Laundry: One small laundry room on the seventh floor.
  • Fire escapes: None.
  • Bike storage: One small storage room on the first floor.
  • Computers/printers: Computers in the Broadway computer lab, printer in the lobby.
  • Gym: None in Hogan itself, but quick access to the gym on the fourth floor of Broadway.
  • Intra-transportation: One elevator, pretty reliable.
  • Hardwood/carpet: All hardwood and linoleum, except for carpet in the hallways.

Room variety:

  • All singles!
  • Floors two through six have three 4-person suites and two 5-person suites.
  • Floor seven has only one 6-person suite. This suite has possibly the biggest common room of any suite on campus, but you will be living with your RA.


  • If you aren’t a senior with an incredible lottery number, your chances are slim.
  • 4-Person Suites: 30/1300 (2016), 30/1812 (2017)
  • 2 in 4 Person Suite w/ RA: 30/2616 (2016),  30/1811 (2017)
  • 5-Person Suites: 30/1322 (2016), 30/2189 (2017)
  • 4 in 6 Person Suite w/RA: 30/2826 (2015), 30/1864 (2017)

Bwog recommendation:

Hogan has it all: big singles, close proximity to campus, lots of amenities, the vibes of Furnald but the lounge sizes of EC. If you’re a senior with a good lottery number who likes (relative) quiet and can survive without Instagramming pictures of the East Harlem skyline every two weeks, this is the dorm for you.

Resident opinions:

  • “The location and room sizes are great!”
  • “I’d live here over EC… EC kinda has a factory feel.”
  • “Quieter than EC, which is nice, especially on weekends. But you can still have parties because the RAs don’t really care.”
  • “It’s great having a suite with all singles.
  • “Broadway has a lot of nice resources, like the computer rooms, the sky lounge, and the gym, which are all really close by.”


Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.


Have Your Say

Where are you going this summer?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments

Why are all the characters in these cartoons wh*te? Is the author a secret white nationalist? (read more)
COMIC: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got To Columbia
August 21, 2019
Beware alcoholic professors controlled by scantily clad foreign satraps planted as their grad students. (read more)
COMIC: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got To Columbia
August 21, 2019
After coming to Columbia, I can't believe I even considered any other school. (read more)
COMIC: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got To Columbia
August 21, 2019
It figures, Diana's father in law was a confectioner in Rahway (read more)
COMIC: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got To Columbia
August 20, 2019