Brb—moving into the Ruggles basement.

Location: 508 West 114th Street, on the corner of Amsterdam, right across from the John Jay gates

  • Nearby dorms: John Jay, Carman, Broadway, Hogan, and Greek Row.
  • Stores and restaurants: Aside from Stroko’s, JJ’s Place, and Ye Olde John Jay Dining Hall, Ruggles is in a rather sparse location for stores and restaurants.
  • Cost: Upperclass housing rates are projected to be $11,026 for the 2022-23 school year.


  • Bathrooms: At least one private bathroom per suite.
  • AC/Heating: None…yeah. 
  • Kitchen: One kitchen per suite, including a full-size refrigerator, stove top, oven, and cabinet space for all your cooking needs! 
  • Lounge: The lounge is located in the basement and boasts a flat screen TV as well as study space.
  • Laundry: Washers and dryers are in the basement. 
  • Computer/Printing: These amenities are not available in Ruggles.
  • Gym: The gym is in the basement, also known as the place to be, apparently. 
  • Flooring: Hardwood (!!!). 

Room Variety: 

  • Each floor houses four apartments made up of four-, six-, or eight-person suites.
  • There are 84 singles and 60 doubles total in the building. 
  • Doubles in the four- or six-person suites range from 172 to 200 square feet. 
  • Singles in four-person suites range from 107 to 157 square feet 
  • Singles in six-person suites are 135 square feet. 
  • Singles in eight-person suites range from 100 to 123 square feet. 


  • From Columbia Housing: “Data from Room Selection 2021 shows the make-up of Ruggles as 61% juniors, 18% sophomores, 18% seniors and 3% mixed-point groups (average point value of mixed-point groups was 15).”

Bwog Recommendation: 

Ruggles is a quiet dorm that provides many amenities, including a gym and lounge. Their suite sizes vary but make it easy for you to live with your friend and enjoy many meals together in your decked-out kitchen. It’s also close to John Jay and Butler—for all your dining and studying needs. Not to mention The! Hardwood! Floors! 

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