Location: The Quad (3009 Broadway)
Nearby Dorms: Brooks, Hewitt, Reid, Elliott, the 110s, Carman, Furnald, Schapiro
Stores and Restaurants: Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Morton Williams, Pret, Wu + Nuss, Community, Junzi, Tom’s, and many more
Cost: $10,435 per year ($5,413 per semester)
Bathrooms: Each floor shares one stall-style bathroom cleaned by Facilities, about 16 people per bathroom. The 10, 12, 14, & 16th-floor bathrooms are designated gender-inclusive and the 9, 11, 13, & 15th-floor bathrooms are designated female.
AC/Heating: Sulz Tower has A/C and heating that you can control from your room’s radiators.
Kitchen: There are two kitchens for the two sides (A and B) of each floor. The kitchens are nice and spacious with a 4-burner stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator. And an AMAZING view.
Lounge: The lounge area of the kitchen has a table, chairs, couch, and small TV.
Laundry: There are no laundry machines in Sulz Tower, so you have to take the elevator down to the 8th-floor laundry room.
Computers/Printing: Available in Sulz basement.
Gym: It’s a short walk to Barnard Hall’s basement gym.
Hardwood/Carpet: Carpet in the corridors, linoleum tile in the rooms.
Sulz Tower is my favorite dorm I’ve lived in at Barnard, and that’s mostly the fault of the kitchen. It’s huge, has a beautiful view, and isn’t used by approximately one million people. It’s the perfect place for cooking or hanging out with friends or even hosting a dinner party. As for the rooms, I found them pretty much the same as my Hewitt room last year, but with a better view. The bathrooms are definitely cleaner and the showers more functional than Hewitt’s. I would recommend this dorm if you’re a private person who wants to control when and how they see their friends (who will always be willing to come to your awesome kitchen).
Images via Riva Weinstein, Megan Trach, and Bwog Archives