Rubin Hall NYU Reviews

3.8
12 reviews

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Rubin Hall, known for its affordable living and great location, is an ideal choice for students desiring to immerse themselves in a vibrant community. Despite being visibly aged and lacking air conditioning, it captures a certain charm with its high ceilings inherited from its past life as a hotel, making spaces feel more like apartments than regular dorms. Its private bathrooms, large rooms, a buzzing lounge, and an active student government accentuate the friendly atmosphere of the hall. However, the hall's ageing reflects in frequent printer issues, slow elevators, and scarce water fountains. The lack of air conditioning may pose a discomfort during the summer months, but post that, this becomes less of an issue. Lastly, its location makes it just a breezy 5-7 minute walk away from the closest dining halls and classrooms. Despite noticeable room for improvement, Rubin Hall offers a distinctive student living experience.

Great Location

No Air Conditioning

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1 year ago
Verified Student

This building is visibly falling apart. The basement is hazardous. It is clearly very aged, the walls have been painted over and the floors are very scratched up. Living in a lower cost triple with roommates who are anything less than spotless and your best friends is miserable. It will be nice post...

Lived in a triple room
1 year ago
Verified Student

Rubin Hall is basically not livable during the summer due to its nature of not having any air conditionings. The building itself is overly aged and thus the elevators are excessively slow and everything is just old.

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

I loved living in Rubin Hall freshman year! It has a great location and was only about a 5 min walk to the closest dining halls, and about a 5-7 min walk from all of my classes. I lived in a double and the room was super spacious. The lack of AC was really not a problem except for a handful of hot d...

Lived in a double room
3 years ago

I absolutely loved Rubin. The dorm used to be a hotel so the rooms have super high ceilings and feel much more like an apartment than a sterile dorm room. It made the whole place so much more homey and great to come back to.

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

Nothing can beat Rubin's location and good price. The lack of A/C is a common complaint but it really didn't matter past mid September. I lived in a triple and there was never really an issue with spacing; we debunked the beds and if you organize everything efficiently everyone had their own little ...

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

No AC but it’s not that big of a deal. Great location and you won’t find any other dorm as nice for as low of a price.

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

Rubin definitely isn’t the nicest dorm on campus, but is a really great bargain. I lived in an efficiency triple but we were able to debunk the bunk beds and all have our own space with plenty of room. The AC issue is rough at first but once October hits everything’s fine.

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

The doubles are HUGE and still a steal compared to other dorms. The lounge is always poppin' and you only need to deal with a couple weeks of no AC (which is a good time to meet friends in the air conditioned lounge!)

Lived in a double room
4 years ago

Not the best building/rooms, but definitely the best community. The lounge is lit, I met all my close friends there.

Lived in a triple room
4 years ago

LOVED LOVED LOVED RUBIN. People love to sh*t on it but they just mad Rubinches are gonna have less student loans when they graduate. Honestly though, the no A/C thing sucked for about a week and then it was chill. I think they're fixing that next year so you probably won't have to worry about it. Th...

Lived in a triple room