Estimated yearly cost: $15,884
Low-cost rooms available: No
Commute to class: 15-20 minute walk to WSP, 25-35 minute subway ride to Tandon
Nearby subways: N, R, L, Q, 4, 5, 6
University Hall, on 110 E. 14th St., houses 600 undergraduate students of all years in suites of shared rooms. One of the few apartment-style dorms available to first-year students, the suites include a bathroom, shared space and small kitchen. Bedrooms provide a walk-in closet, but it is sometimes inconveniently sized, depending on each layout. The rooms themselves are spacious with large windows.
The building offers a couple of dining options — Burger Studio in the basement and Dunkin’ Donuts outside the lobby — and both locations allow students to use their meal plans. UHall also features a laundry room, television lounge, a music practice room with a piano, small conference room with a printing station and study lounge. Just past the lobby is a branch of the University Learning Center, NYU’s peer tutoring center.
UHall is located in the bustling heart of Union Square, where students have access to many shopping and dining experiences — Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are even located within one block of the building. And to top it all off, Joe’s Pizza offers $2.75 slices only half a block away, providing a cheap and easy late-night food option.