February 25, 2016
Residency: Upperclassmen, Freshmen
Estimated yearly cost: $15,884
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to class: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L
University Hall, not to be confused with the moving company, houses freshmen on its upper floors and upperclassmen on its lower ones. The location is unbeatable: just one block east of Union Square, UHall sits on the same block as Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Chipotle and Palladium dining hall and athletic facility. Residents can even satisfy their late-night pizza cravings until 5 a.m. at Joe’s Pizza, which is just a few steps away.
Within the dorm, UHall has Burger Studio and the P.O.D. market in the lower level, Dunkin’ Donuts by the doorway and study areas and music practice rooms in the basement. The building is also home to the University Learning Center, where students can get free tutoring in a wide variety of subjects. In short, UHall residents can satisfy all of their needs without ever leaving the building.
Each unit is an apartment-style suite with two double bedrooms, a common area and a kitchen complete with oven, stove and refrigerator. Rooms are fairly spacious, though the “A” bedrooms appear to be slightly larger than the “B” ones. The view is less than picturesque — windows either face other UHall walls or nearby apartment buildings — but residents can always sneak away to the dorm’s interior courtyard if they find themselves seeking a quiet outdoor space full of greenery.