February 25, 2016
Estimated yearly cost: $12,496 – $14,060
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to class: 5 minutes
Nearby subways: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L
Brittany Hall is situated on the northwest corner of 10th street and Broadway, across from the fabulous gothic spires of Grace Church. No, as much as the marketing materials might promise otherwise, you probably won’t be able to see it from your room. But because it sits halfway between Washington Square Park and the bustle of Union Square, Brittany Hall is still convenient for both school and sightseeing.
All the rooms are traditional-style without kitchens, but they easily offer the most space per person of any traditional-style dorm. Rooms are triples or doubles, with a few triple-double suites per floor.
For those of you who are into school spirit, the Brittany staff does a great job cultivating community. There is always some movie-watching party or board game night going on in the common areas. Despite being a relatively small freshman hall, its turnout at residence halls competitions is always substantial.
The dorm itself features music practice rooms, a modest stage and a beautiful penthouse study lounge with views of the southern and western skylines, all cover-photo worthy. Nothing beats watching the sun set over the Hudson as you idly scribble over your calculus homework.
Brittany Hall is a great place to get to know people over good movies and bad jokes. It’s also a great place to have quiet time alone with a beautiful view. No matter what level of socialization you feel up to, Brittany has something to offer for everyone.