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Best NYU Dorms

Here are the 5 best dorms at New York University. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated NYU dorms on the RateMyDorm NYU Page.

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 2 NYU students

    "The walls are thin and noise travels but the dorm is in a great location and I really enjoyed my time there. Everyone was very helpful and kind."

    Lipton Hall New York University

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 17 NYU students

    "Lipton is all around amazing. You have a dining hall and are right in front of WSP. Classes are nearby so that’s also a major plus. There’s a commuter den that’s nice to hangout in as well. There’s a mediation room, dance room + music room. Overall, there’s a lot to love about Lipton. Some people are dirty and like to leave their mess behind for the janitors to clean up and that’s just rude in my opinion. But those kinds of people will be found at every dorm. I definitely recommend Lipton to incoming freshmen!"

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 1 NYU student

    "I lived in a double but had 2 other suitemates! Othmer offers traditional style (so like, no kitchen) and apartment style and I lived in the traditional style suite. Othmer is a new building and they did some other renovations the year after I moved out. It's also literally across the street from NYU's Brooklyn campus, so most times you were only 2 minutes away from the dining hall and classes."

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 1 NYU student

    "Had a double room with spacious bathroom! Very clean but the only problem was ventilation that we got fixed. Small kitchenette with low fridge / freezer storage capacity so have to grocery shop often. was on the 8th floor so the higher up the more the walls shake because it’s a skinny building."

    Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by 1 NYU student

    "If you’re applying for NYU Housing your number one choice is definitely 181 Mercer also called Paulson Center. This building just opened up January 2023 and everything here is brand new. The residence hall itself is from floors 8 to 16 and so all the rooms have amazing views of the city. The building also has its own Cafe which trust me, has better coffee than Starbucks and a Food Outlet with multiple different food choices. The study spaces in this building are endless and very very spacious. There is also a sports center, gym and theatre that’s scheduled to open pretty soon so that’s something to look forward to. Finally being located on Mercer Street also means your Central to both Soho and Greenwich Village so lot of restaurants bars and clubs around that are worth visiting. So yeah, just overall if you’re looking for Housing at NYU, you should be praying you get into 181 Mercer."

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