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Housing Reviews 2020: Ruggles

Guest Writer Ashley Zhang informs us that “no longer plagued by its fire-ridden past and only hindered by its lack of AC, Ruggles is having quite the moment.”

Location: 508 West 114th Street
Nearby dorms: John Jay is right across the street, all the 114th street brownstones, Broadway, Hogan, and Carman
Stores and restaurants: John Jay, JJ’s, Strokos, NY Basics, Insomnia, Thai Market, Sweetgreen

Cost: All upperclassman housing at Columbia costs $9,872 per year.

Bathrooms: 1-2 bathrooms per suite
AC/Heating: None :(
Kitchen: One per suite with full-size refrigerator, stovetop, oven, and cabinet space
Lounge: TV lounge and study room in the basement
Laundry: In the basement
Computers/Printing: One in the lobby.
Gym: One gym in the basement, with a few ellipticals and treadmills.
Intra-transportation: (i.e. elevators): One elevator with moderate speed (just slightly better than John Jay/Hamilton). Also one set of stairs if you’re into that
Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood floors in the bedrooms. Linoleum or tile floors in the kitchen, bathroom, and hallways.

Room variety:
Each floor has four suites, which can be 4-person, 6-person, or 8-person suites.
82 singles in the building, in total.
Singles in 4-person suites range from 107-157 sq. ft.
Singles in 6-person suites are 135 sq. ft.
Singles in 8-person suites range from 100-123 sq. ft.
59 doubles.
Doubles range from 172-200 sq. ft. There are only doubles in 4 or 6-person suites.


4-person suite: the final such suite went to 30/2470 last year. Rising seniors are the only ones with a chance.
6-person suite: 21.6667/1578.
8-person suite: 20/2990
2 in 4-person suite with RA: 20/816.

Bwog recommendation:
When it comes to location and living style, it doesn’t get much better than Ruggles! The suites are large enough to host parties, although residents hardly interact between suites, which makes it hard to meet new people. The basement gym is great for those of us who lack the motivation to go all the way to Dodge.


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    @Anonymous If they add A/C, it would be perfect.

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    @Anonymous Wow, six toilet paper rolls!

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