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Housing Reviews 2019: 616

Next up in our Barnard housing lineup is 116—the middle child of the 600s. Not considered as responsible as 600, but also not as adorable and exonerable (word?) as 620. Here we go!

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Housing Reviews 2019: River

Want to live in a single by the park that has a peaceful, off-campus feel? River Hall might be for you, especially if you’re a senior or a junior with a half-decent lottery number!

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Housing Reviews 2019: Woodbridge

Woodbridge: underrated or just unheard of? You decide!

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Housing Reviews 2019: Watt

Juniors and seniors who want their own space, this one’s for you: Watt offers beautiful apartment-style studio singles, studio doubles, and one- or two-bedroom apartments. And all in a prime location!

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Housing Reviews 2019: East Campus High-Rise

EC aka the Promised Land. An EC high-rise suite is the cream of the crop for seniors who want to live with their friends with a nice view and don’t mind a little freshman vomit every now and then. 

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Housing Reviews 2019: Schapiro

Schapiro tends to get overlooked, but its convenient location and decent amenities make it a good option for sophomores scared of McBain and juniors seeking singles. 

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Housing Reviews 2018: Elliott Hall

For transfers and rising sophomores and juniors at Barnard, Elliott Hall is a convenient, if small, dorm located on Claremont. Location: 49 Claremont (corner of 119th) Nearby dorms: The Quad, the 600s Stores and restaurants: Everything in the immediate Columbia/Barnard Broadway area: MoWill, the food trucks, Pret, Shake Shack, Starbucks, Sweetgreen, UPS/FedEx, etc. Cost: Check the Barnard Housing […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: 600

600 West 116th Street, or the dorm above Shake Shack, is a conveniently located Barnard housing option. But it has a number of inconveniences, too. Read on to weigh the pros and cons. Location: 600 West 116th Street. Nearby dorms: 616, 620, the Quad, Shapiro. Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack, Pret à Manger, University Stationary, MoWill, Sweetgreen. […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: Watt

Watt’s up with Watt? Other than being an all-around beautiful and conveniently-located building, Watt also offers students nice, apartment-style living with an off-campus feel. Read on for more deets. Location: 549 W. 113th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Nearby dorms: Right across from McBain & the brownstones (Symposium, Greek row, etc.) Stores and restaurants: Symposium, literally anything on […]

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Housing Reviews 2017: 110

Next on our Barnard Housing Review tour is 110, or sometimes called College Residence (both very innovative, creative names). Many people say Cathedral Gardens is the dorm to live in if you’re looking for a grown-up experience, but often fail to mention 110. With its own distance from campus, non-college habitants, and residents’ privileges to buzz up […]

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Housing Reviews 2017: 620 W 116th Street

Location: 620 West 116th Street, at the corner of Riverside and 116th street Nearby dorms: 600, 616, the Quad (including Hewitt, Reid, Sulzberger and Brooks), Woodbridge, Claremont Nearby restaurants/stores: Vine, Halal carts, Morton Williams, Starbucks, $weetgreen Cost: ?? Amenities: Bathrooms: Each suite has its own shared bathroom. Some of the suites (B suites on the […]

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Housing Reviews 2016: Hartley

Future freshmen have a look at this review if you think one half (the better half) of the LLC may be for you. Rising sophomores have already picked into this lovely dorm, so now it’s up to you to fill the leftover spaces. Location: 1124 Amsterdam (between 115th and 116th, part of the freshman quadrangle) […]

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Housing Reviews 2016: Carlton Arms

Housing reviews continue with this redheaded stepdaughter of Columbia housing: Carlton Arms. Where is it? Who knows. Who lives there? No clue. Is it a solid place to live? That’s where we come in. So just sit back, relax, and embrace Carlton Arms. Location: 362 Riverside Drive Nearby dorms: Carlton is so remote it isn’t […]

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Housing Reviews 2016: Ruggles Hall

Housing has taught us we’ll never win the lottery, but maybe you’re not such a glum chum. Make the best of a bad situation by reading through our pertinent, updated housing reviews—and maybe you won’t have to stoop to doing unspeakable things. Today, we bring you Ruggles, aka a building that should be a children’s […]

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Housing Reviews 2015: Watt

We have come to our last day of housing reviews, and today, we’re covering two dorms for you. First up–Watt! Good luck with housing selection, and remember, there’s always McBain! Location: 549 West 113th Street Nearby dorms: Across the street from Symposium and McBain. Around the block from Broadway and Hogan. Stores and restaurants: All the […]

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