Approximately two thirds of our housing spaces are apartment-style, and the remaining one third of spaces are traditional semi-suite units with mandatory meal plans.
Your room type preferences and roommate requests are taken into consideration at the time a housing contract is issued.
Housing contracts are issued by room-type preferences, and NOT specific buildings.
We will be reverting back to our original space configurations for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. Please review the room types below.
Traditional Shared Semi-Suite w/ Meal Plan — consists of a traditional two-person room at the University Center residence hall. Students share a bathroom with 1 to 3 other students. A 15-meal per week plan is mandatory and included in the cost of the room. In addition to the meal plan, students have access to a kitchenette and community lounge on each floor.
Average semester costs: $7,000.
Shared Bedroom in a Shared Apartment — consists of a two-person bedroom in a 1 to 3 bedroom apartment. Residence Halls that include this room type are: 30 East Balbo, The Dwight & The Arc. The apartment, depending on the number of bedrooms, may house 2 to 6 students and will include one or more bathrooms, a living/dining area, and full kitchen.
Average semester costs: $5,500.
Private Bedroom in a Shared Apartment — consists of a one-person bedroom in a 4 to 5 bedroom apartment. Residence Halls that include this room type are: 30 East Balbo, University Center, The Dwight & The Arc. The apartment, depending on the number of bedrooms, will house 4 to 5 students.
Average semester costs: $7,100.
For specific prices per room, please refer to the Residence Hall Rates.
You will see prices for private studio apartments and private semi-suites, but they are not an option on the application. There are less than 1% of these spaces on campus, and they are usually all secured by returning residents/students during our annual Contract Campaign.
For financial planning purposes, it is strongly recommended to contact Columbia Central.