If you’re looking for a place close to campus and are ready to live in a double, look no further than 600, the baby of the 600s!
Location: 600 West 116th Street
Nearby Dorms: 616, 620, the Quad, Hewitt, Schapiro, Woodbridge
Stores And Restaurants: Morton William’s, Shake Shack, Pret, Sweetgreen
Cost: $5,413 per semester
Bathrooms: There is one private bathroom for each suite.
AC/Heating: Does not have AC, unfortunately, but does have heating.
Kitchen: There is one kitchen per suite which includes a refrigerator, an oven with a gas stovetop. Most suites have a galley style kitchen as opposed to other dorms like Plimpton.
Lounges: TV Lounge on the 2nd Floor, for TV Lounge with Computers and Piano, you need to go to 616 (not too far!)
Laundry: The laundry room is located on the second floor and usually isn’t too packed.
Gym: No gym in the building, but Barnard Hall is close to the building! Dodge is only slightly farther.
Intra-transportation: Two relatively slow elevators, where one is almost always out of commission.
Hardwood/Carpet: Some suites are hardwood, and some are linoleum
Wifi: You can use Barnard Secure or Barnard Guest
Since 600 also has non-Barnard affiliated apartments as well, the layout of available rooms differs as to which are permanently occupied.
There are 2-person, 4-person, and 6-person suites available for housing selection. The 2-person E line suites typically go to seniors, as do the 4-person suites.
For the A, B, and C lines, all rooms have a view of either Broadway or 116th St. One double in the D line is shafted, all of the F line suites are shafted, and the E line is also shafted.
600 houses 204 upperclassmen. Generally, 600 goes to mostly Juniors and a few Sophomore groups. Sophomore groups, however, are almost all shafted.
600 is great if proximity to campus is something you are concerned about! It’s centrally located near a lot of dorms in addition to Barnard and Columbia’s campuses. It also has nearby food, such as Morton Williams, Shake Shack, etc.
Due to its central location, it’s also nearby to dining halls, which means it’s easier to use your meal plan if you have one with a lot of swipes.
It’s almost all doubles, however, the doubles are fairly spacious, but it would require you to be willing to have a roommate again.
One of 600’s biggest drawbacks is the lack of A/C, so if that is something that is important to you, 600 might not be your best bet.
“The F line is weirdly set up, but I love the big kitchen and how roomy the doubles are!”
“There’s never a wait for laundry.”
“There were a lot of good dogs on my floor, I will miss my dog neighbors :(“
“The elevator really takes it’s time to come and get you”
“The lack of A/C honestly is not too much of a problem, it’s just the first week or two you need to take multiple showers a day, but past that it’s totally fine!”
A messy room– I am sorry.
A HUGE double.
A F-suite bathroom.
View from the fire escape!!!
photos from last year’s housing review bc I’m now off campus
being in 600 during the summer–HOT
housing reviews 2020
the doubles are BIG
though they are doubles
yay barnard housing was pushed back for another few weeks
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