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Housing Reviews 2020: 110

Another day, another dorm. Today we’re featuring 110, the iconic Barnard dorm where “real people” live alongside students!

Location: 601 West 110th Street

Nearby Dorms: Harmony, Carlton Arms

Stores and Restaurants: Westside Market, CVS, K-Mart, Chipotle, Koronets, Five Guys, Mel’s, 1020, Famiglia, Pressed Juicery, Starbucks, Absolute Bagels, Duane Reade, The Heights, etc. 110 has one of the best locations out of any dorm in my opinion. Anything you need is right there.

Cost: $10,435 per year and $17,000 per year for studio singles


  • Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower with a tub. 9-person suites have two bathrooms.
  • AC/Heating: There’s heating but no AC. The rooms get really hot during the warmer months, so a fan is a must.
  • Kitchen: Kitchens come with full fridges, sinks, ovens, and stoves. Studio doubles and singles come with kitchenettes, which have a mini-fridge, two burners, and a sink.
  • Lounge: Many of the suites have large shared spaces, and 9-person suites even have a separate living area with couches. The building itself is an apartment building and does not have a communal lounge.
  • Laundry: There is a laundry room in the basement with quite a few washers and dryers, so you’re almost never waiting.
  • Computers/Printing: None.
  • Gym: None.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: The suites used to have carpet, but now many of them, if not all, have hardwood floors. Major upgrade.
  • Wifi: Each suite has its own router.

Room Variety

  • Suites of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9 people
  • Studio singles
  • Known for massive rooms
  • Studio doubles are small, so beware!
  • Check the list of available rooms Barnard sent out


  • This dorm is popular among sophomores, so it’s not difficult to pick in here
  • It can be difficult to pick into the exact suite you want with your exact group as a sophomore, so you might end up picking into a random suite here during the 123 lottery
  • Studio singles are difficult to get

Bwog Recommendation

110 is a great option if you want to have some separation between your dorm and campus. Since 110 is an apartment building with actual tenants, you definitely feel a greater sense of independence living here. It definitely does not feel like you’re living in a dorm once you leave your suite. The people at the front desk are usually very friendly, and the other tenants are very welcoming as well. The lobby was renovated last year, so everything looks very new and fancy. I lived in a studio double and will note how small the room was for two people. I would not recommend living in a studio double with a random roommate unless you’re okay with the close quarters.

Resident Opinions

  • “110 is the move. I will live here all 3 years.”
  • “I feel like an actual New Yorker living here.”
  • “It’s so convenient to go shopping because everything you need is right outside.”
  • “The walk to campus isn’t even that bad; people make it sound so much worse than it is.”


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