Estimated yearly cost: $15,884
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to class: 15 minute walk to WSP, 15-20 minute subway ride to Tandon
Nearby subways: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L
Palladium is one of the most sought-after dorms at NYU — its location right on Union Square makes for an easy, 15-minute walk to campus, as well as quick access to the Union Square subway station. All rooms are apartment style, meaning they come with kitchens, which are equipped with refrigerators, stovetops and a double-basin sink. The majority of the rooms are suites comprised of two double rooms. Bedrooms and kitchens are on the smaller side, but with a walk-in closet, comfortable living space and larger bathrooms, Palladium rooms have their fair share of perks. Some singles are available in suites, but they are few and far between.
Arguably the biggest draw to Palladium is its dining hall and gym. Known to host the best dining hall, the third floor is always filled with hungry students looking for good food: the grill, customizable salads, pizza, fruit smoothies and rotating stations that offer everything from stir fry to pasta to fried chicken with mac and cheese. And Palladium’s gym has a full weight room, basketball courts and multiple pools, among other amenities that make it incredibly easy to shed the freshman 15 in the comfort of your own building.
Other benefits of living in Palladium include neighboring the city’s most popular Trader Joe’s, which makes grocery shopping criminally easy and cost-effective. Plus, with a bevy of college student-friendly restaurants at your doorstep such as Joe’s Pizza and Chipotle, this is the ideal dorm for food-loving, cost-conscious students.