If you’re looking for a fairly quiet dorm with nice amenities and a very convenient location, Schapiro is the dorm for you!

Location: West 115th Street


  • Dorms: Furnald, Woodbridge, River, Nuss, McBain
  • Stores and Restaurants:
    • Morton Williams (in case you crave some midnight snacks)
    • Hooda Halal food cart (which some claim to be the best food cart around campus)
    • Shake Shack
  • Riverside Park (we should all touch grass every once in a while)
  • Butler Library (a blessing for the industrious)
  • Ferris (Couldn’t find a seat? Why not eat inside of your dorm!)

Cost: $11,574/year (projected rate for 2023-2024)


  • Bathrooms: Each floor has two shared gendered bathrooms, and floors 2 through 9 have a single-use accessible bathroom
  • AC/Heating: Schapiro is one of the few dorms that have both AC and heating. When other dorms are plagued by summer heat or overly-enthusiastic heating, Schapiro residents can secretly enjoy breaths of cool air.
  • Elevators: There are three elevators (two of which can be used to access the basement) are very fast 
  • Printing: available in the lobby
  • Lounge: There are lounges on every floor, perfect for hanging out or cooking meals with friends, and for enjoying some quality entertainment on the 27’’ TV! There is also a sky lounge on the top floor, with a breathtaking view of the Hudson, as well as midtown New York City.
  • Laundry: There are 9 washers and 10 dryers in the laundry room downstairs, so doing laundry is never really a headache.
  • Vending machines: There are two on the first floor, though the snacks dwindle quickly as the semester goes on.
  • Practice rooms in the basement

Room Variety: There are 245 singles and 85 doubles (55 regular and 30 walk-through).


  • 64% juniors, 29% sophomores, and 7% seniors
  • 74% of residents selected into Schapiro as a group during 2022 Housing Selection

Bwog Recommendation:

Schapiro dorms are best described as nice and cozy. The rooms feel brand new: all the furniture has been recently renovated. And unlike that in some buildings, the furniture is light and easy to move around, which gives the residents some creative freedom as to how the room should be arranged. 

Resident Opinions:

  • “I love being close to campus and the 115th halal cart.”
  • “Shared kitchen and bathroom situation obviously isn’t ideal but it’s pretty manageable.”
  • “The big lounges are kind of a win.”
  • “The doors provide no sound proofing, but the walls are okay.”
  • “Everyone on my floor is totally lovely, but everyone pretty much keeps to themselves. If you want more of a community, Schaps is not for you.”
(For instance, I have turned my dresser into an extension of my work station)
Average Schapiro dorm pics
Schapiro lounge, part one
Schapiro lounge, part two

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