A dorm, but make it an apartment.

Location: 431 Riverside Drive

Nearby dorms: St. A’s, Schapiro, 627 West 115th St., River, Greenborough, Potluck

Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams, a halal cart, Kosher Cafe Nana, Sweetgreen, Starbucks, Shake Shack, Pret.

Cost: $11,026 (projected Upperclass standard rate) 


  • Bathrooms: Each bathroom has a suite with a sink, toilet, and bathtub. Bathroom cleaning service happens once a week, but facilities won’t move your personal items. To receive a full cleaning, make sure to move any items out of the sink or shower.
  • AC/Heating: You’ll stay warm in the winter with heating, but there is no A/C.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Each suite has a kitchen and a common space. There are no specific floor lounges.
  • Laundry: Residents can access free laundry in the dorm’s basement.
  • Fire Escapes: No. (Sorry.)
  • Gym: There is a fitness space on the ground floor.
  • Bike Storage: No.
  • Intra-transportation: There are stairs and a Slow elevator.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: The suites are carpeted, and the kitchen boasts linoleum. The carpets on the upper floor are reportedly nicer. There are also a few newly renovated suites that have hardwood.

Room variety:

  • Suites come in six singles and 78 doubles. Those in doubles often convert the common area to create another single.
  • Housing divides the suites into low demand, medium demand, and high demand suites for lottery purposes.
  • High demand: H, K, and C. H and C suites face the river and come with large windows. K suites face 114th and have slightly more space.
  • Low demand: G, D, and I. G and D suites are shafted. I suites face 114th, but they are small.
  • Medium demand: All remaining suites.


From Columbia Housing: “Data from Room Selection 2021 shows the make-up of this building as 83% seniors, 10% juniors and 7% mixed-point groups (average point value of mixed-point groups was 24).”

Bwog recommendation:

Woodbridge is great for residents looking who want spacious rooms with a gorgeous view. It’s a nice find for students who want to live with a friend while trying to avoid corridor-style housing. The walk can feel long, especially during the cold nights of winter, but who can beat the feeling of living in what feels like your own apartment in New York?

Resident Opinions:

  • “We were able to make it feel really homey and like a normal apartment rather than a dorm.”
  • “It can feel like a bit of a trek to EC (especially if you’re a senior and all your friends live there).”
  • “I heard from other residents that they had trouble with mice, but we never had any issues with rodents or bugs at all.”
  • “I really loved having the view of Riverside and watching sunsets out my window.”
  • “Sometimes it gets too hot, even in the winter, so we have to open some windows.”
  • “I do not like that my room doesn’t get sunlight, so beware of which suites you choose!”
  • “It gets really windy on 115th.”

Woodbridge exterior via Bwarchives

Woodbridge interior via Columbia Housing