Estimated yearly cost: $21,112
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to class: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: N, R, 6
Alumni Hall is perfect for students who are looking for a little more independence than the traditional dorm might offer. Around 450 single rooms make up the building, which houses upperclassmen as well as graduate students. Residents share a kitchen, bathroom and common space with one to three other people, but every individual room can be locked.
The building boasts a television lounge, study lounge and study spaces on select floors (2-6, 13-15), and it also comes with a laundry room in the basement. While it has two modern elevators to serve the 14 floors of tenants, the elevators move rather slowly.
Located at the cusp of the East Village and St. Mark’s Place, Alumni Hall has many nearby restaurants, grocery stores and transportation options. Located at the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 9th Street, Alumni Hall is one of the upperclassmen dorms closest to campus: it is 10 minutes by foot to Washington Square Park, a less than five-minute stroll from the 6, N and R trains and an approximately 10-minute walk to Union Square. The NYU bus has a stop just two blocks away from Alumni, at 13th street and Third Avenue.
Although Alumni is perfect for those who want to return to a private space after a long day of classes, it offers no low-cost housing options and costs over $10,500 per semester.