A basement lounge with A/C? A TV lounge? Its own gym? Yeah, 47 Claremont has it going on.

Location: 47 Claremont Ave (surprised?) 

  • Nearby dorms: Claremont is the closest building to many of the Barnard dorms. You are just a short walk away from Elliot, the 600s (600, 616, and 620), and the Quad. 
  • Stores and restaurants: You’ll have relatively quick access to Diana and Peet’s in the Milstein Center. Further north, you can find Pisticci, Liquors on La Salle, and Broadway au Lait. Closer to campus, Morton Williams is a decent grocery store option. 

Cost: $10,474/year (projected rate for 2021-2022) 


  • Bathrooms: One private bathroom per suite. 
  • AC/Heating: Claremont’s heating will keep you warm all winter, but there is no A/C. 
  • Kitchen: Each suite features a (newly renovated!) kitchen equipped with an oven, microwave, spacious fridge, and counter/cabinet space. However, the small size of the kitchen will bring frequent use of the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen.”
  • Lounge: There is no designated lounge per suite, but there is a downstairs  TV lounge. And a newly renovated, air-conditioned basement lounge for when it is just too hot. 
  • Laundry: The building offers free laundry in the basement. 
  • Fire escapes: There is a fire escape for each suite, though students are not supposed to use it. You can probably sneak on during the night.  
  • Computers/Printing: The basement features a small computer lab and printer. There is also a printer in the lobby. 
  • Gym: Yes! There is a small gym in the basement with two treadmills and an elliptical. That being said, Claremont is close to Riverside Park, satisfying all your running needs. 
  • Intra-transportation: There is one slow elevator that might actually make you take the stairs. The building is six stories so taking the stairs isn’t too difficult. However, the elevator is the only point of entry to the basement. 
  • Hardwood/Carpet: There is hardwood in every room in the suite except the kitchen and bathroom. 

Room Variety: 

  • There are 10 7-person suites (1 small, small single, 1 medium single, 1 large single, and 2 large doubles).
  • There is 1 6-person suite (1 double and 4 singles). Stationed on the first floor.
  • There is 1 5-person suite (1 double and 3 singles). Stationed on the first floor. 
  • There are 6 4-person suites (all singles).
  • There are 6 3-person suites (all singles).


  • 7-person suites: 10/2645 (18/19); 20/2387 (17/18)
  • 6-person suite: 26.6667/2909 (18/19); 20/2520 (17/18)
  • 5-person suite: 20/2224 (18/19); 20/2856 (17/18)
  • 4-person suites: 30/2370 (18/18); 20/260 (17/18)
  • 3-person suites: 30/2228 (18/19); 30/2163 (17/18)

Bwog Recommendation: 

There are a lot of positives regarding Claremont’s amenities: the newly renovated basement (with A/C), TV lounge, gym, and kitchens. Although Claremont is far from campus and many shops, these amenities do make the walk seem worth it. And how far can Claremont really be? Plus, you’re close to all your Barnard friends. Claremont also boasts many large singles, but it is possible to end up in a small, tight single. Also, keep in mind that the one bathroom per suite policy might not be so ideal in a 7-person suite. Even so, Claremont does offer lots of independence for those looking to have it and at least provides one air-conditioned spot in the building! 

Resident Opinions: 

  • “I LOVED living in Claremont, personally.” 
  • “The walls are mint green which is super cute.” 
  • “It’s a bit of a walk from campus which is both good and bad—I personally had a lot of classes at Barnard and NOCO that year, so it was fine.” 
  • “I barely stepped foot in Butler; I only went to Milstein.” 
  • “The lack of common space in suites is a small downside.” 
  • “I had the biggest single in a four-person suite, and it was HUGE, but the smallest single is also very tiny.” 

wow! that’s a lot of Claremont! via Bwarchives