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Posted on February 20, 2014 | by Marita Vlachou

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Estimated cost: $10,400-$17,300
Low-cost rooms available: Yes
Commute to campus: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: N, Q, R,6, J, Z, A, C, E, 1
Shuttle: Yes

Since Lafayette residence hall is a 20 to 25 minute walk from campus, living there during the school year may be a struggle for those who want to get out of bed five minutes before class. However, the nearby Canal Street Station subway, just two and a half blocks away, is easily accessible for students — keeping in mind that taking the subway still requires being at the station about 15 minutes ahead of time to make it to your class.

Another disadvantage to Lafayette’s location is the lack of nearby supermarkets. There aren’t many groceries available and the closest dining hall is Kimmel Market Place.

However, if you like partying, a major benefit of Lafayette is its reputation of having a vibrant social life, with the large presence of Greek life in the university. Besides Greek life, the dorm has Rainbow Roster exploration floors fostering an LGBTQ community.

However, Lafayette may not be the best option for those who want their room to be a study space. The dorm’s walls are half-walls — walls that don’t go all the way up to the ceiling, so there is limited privacy and it can be hard to tune out noise from suitemates.

For its room arrangements, Lafayette is known for its high ceilings and for having some of the best views on campus if you manage to get a north-facing window. The cost of a double room in a suite per year is around $14,800. Additionally, for students on a budget regarding housing options, Lafayette offers low-cost suites and low-cost triples.

Marita Vlachou


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Multimedia Editor | Felipe De La Hoz is a Colombian national studying journalism at the College of Arts and Sciences. Having been born in Colombia and raised in the United States, Mexico and Brazil, Felipe is a trilingual travel aficionado and enjoys working in varied and difficult environments. Apart from his photography, Felipe enjoys investigative reporting and interviews, interviewing the likes of Colombian ex-M-19 guerrilla fighters and controversial politician Jimmy McMillan. He has covered everything from governmental conferences to full-blown riots, as well as portraiture shoots and dining photography. Having worked under Brazilian photojournalists for Reuters and AFP, Felipe hopes to one day work on demanding journalistic projects and contribute to the global news cycle.

Ann Schmidt

News Editor | Ann is a liberal studies sophomore who lived in Florence during her freshman year. She plans on double-majoring in journalism and political science and is always busy. She is constantly making lists and she loves to laugh.


Daniel Yeom

Daniel started at the Features desk of WSN last Spring, writing restaurant reviews whilst indulging on free food and consequently getting fat. Last Fall, he was the dining editor, and he this semester he is senior editor. Daniel is in Gallatin (living the dream) studying Food & Travel Narratives, incorporating aspects of Food Studies, Journalism, and Media, Culture, and Communication. He loves food more than life itself.

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Deputy Multimedia Editor | Hannah Luu is a ridiculously great Deputy Multimedia Editor. She is a sophomore from Northern California. If you think Northern California means San Francisco you might need to closely examine a map. She is passionate about NPR and being half Asian.

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