A great option if you’re okay with a double room!

Location: 600 W. 116th St., at the corner of 116th & Broadway.

  • Nearby dorms: A lot! This is one of three Barnard dorm buildings along 116th St., so it’s just down the block from 616 and 620. It’s also across the street from both Barnard’s campus and College Walk, making it very close to the Barnard Quad, and not far from Columbia dorms Furnald, Woodbridge, and Schapiro.
  • Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack is just below this building, and Morton Williams is just around the corner. Starbucks, Pret-A-Manger, and Sweetgreen are all about a block away. A few blocks down Broadway, you can find Community Food & Juice, Wu & Nussbaum, Book Culture, and Tea Magic, among many other student favorites. 
  • Cost: $11,738 per academic year (according to the Barnard Bursar).


  • Bedroom Furniture: Every bedroom includes a twin XL bed, a desk and chair, and dresser drawers. Some rooms come with wardrobes, while others have closet space built in. Many rooms also come with bookshelves.
  • Bathrooms: All suites have at least one private bathroom, including a toilet, sink, and shower. Some suites include an additional private bathroom. 
  • A/C and Heating: Most suites have AC window units and heaters. Residents can typically control the settings of the AC units, but not the heaters. 
  • Kitchen: Every suite has a decently-sized kitchen, featuring an electric stove and oven, sink, and refrigerator. 
  • Lounges and Common Areas: Suite common areas are fairly sizeable—many have a dining room separate from the kitchen, with a dining table and four chairs. There is also a TV lounge on the second floor.
  • Laundry: There is a laundry room with six washers and eight dryers located on the second floor. You can use the LaundryView app to check which machines are available.
  • Intra-transportation and Accessibility: There are two elevators, and one (very steep) staircase. The main entrance is not wheelchair accessible, as there are two small sets of stairs leading up to the front door. However, there is a wheelchair-accessible entrance to the basement level through the side gate, though Barnard Community Safety must be contacted to open the entrance every time. 

Room Variety: 

  • 600 contains a variety of 2–7 person suites, though these are made up almost entirely of double rooms.
  • Rooms in the A, B, and C line suites (e.g. “Suite 12A,” “Suite 11B,” etc.) have a lovely view of Broadway or 116th St. Rooms in the E and F line suites are shafted.
  • Unlike some other Barnard dorms, this building contains a few non-student apartments, occupied by a mix of faculty and residents not affiliated with the college. This means the layout of available suites differs depending on which are otherwise occupied. 

Bwog Recommendation: 

This building is a real give-and-take situation—it’s probably the prettiest Barnard dorm, and the common areas are lovely, but only double rooms go up in the housing lottery. Location-wise, it’s definitely the most convenient suite-style dorm at Barnard, in close proximity to both campuses, the subway, Riverside Park, and a ton of restaurants and shops. Overall, if you’re okay with living in a double, this building is a great option! 

Resident and Visitor Opinions:

  • “Great if you want a suite close to campus!”
  • “It’s pretty!! Tall ceilings for the win.”
  • “Lots of suites on the upper floors have mice problems.”
  • “If you are in the F line you will never see the light.”

Exterior shots and TV Lounge via Barnard Housing

Kitchen, Common Area, and Bedrooms via Bwog Archives