Blackwell Hall Reviews

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4.5
10 months ago
Single Room

I lived in one of the only few dozen singles and it was HUGE. It had nice flooring, fast elevators, a super cool lobby, and I liked a lot of the other freshmen there. The location was very nice and close to campus with some pretty cool restaurants right around the corner. There are many cons though....

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4.3
1 year ago
Double Room
Verified Student

Pros include its central location, modern amenities, and social opportunities. Cons include its higher cost, potential noise, and crowding. Expect to be part of a community, enjoy convenience, and have flexibility in housing options.

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5
1 year ago
Double Room
Verified Student

As a Freshman who’s living at Blackwell now, I have to say that this residence hall is super nice. They have great amenities that you might take for granted. Laundry rooms on every floor, 2 study lounges on each floor, 1 social lounge on each floor, package service (you get sent an email when your p...

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4.8
1 year ago
Double Room
Verified Student

There literally is no place nicer to live than Blackwell. It is like living in a hotel for 6 months. There's helpful people at the desk, its very safe, theres a gym, and communal bathrooms that are cleaned twice daily. The building manager is this really hip swag 30ish year old and he's doing an ama...

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5
2 years ago
Double Room

It's pretty close to a 5 star hotel. Everything is super bougie, study lounges are amazing, rooms are amazing, bathroom is amazing, location is amazing. There is a private gym for Blackwell folks as well which is top notch. The only downside is that it's hard to get in unless you're regents or get l...

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4.8
3 years ago
Double Room

Loved the location, on the corner of Dana and Durant; loved the building, clean and brand new, and the rooms were pretty good too, little small but privacy wall between my roommate and I and nice size closet and drawers.

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4.8
3 years ago
Double Room

The biggest problem with Blackwell is getting in - don't expect to get in unless you or your roommate is Regents. The rooms are a bit smaller than other doubles (ie. unit 1) but the floor length mirror and new furniture make up for it. The lounges on each floor are really nice, but usually occupied ...

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5
3 years ago
Double Room

I lived here both freshman and sophomore year, no contest the best dorm on campus. Only thing is that some people that lived there were slobs and didn’t treat the place with the respect it deserved. Also the floor isn't naturally social – you gotta put yourself out there if you want to be friends ...

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4.8
3 years ago
Double Room

I lived here both freshman and sophomore year, EASILY the best dorm on campus. Only thing is that some people that lived there were slobs and didn’t treat the place with the respect it deserved. They would break the tvs, mess up the felt of the pool table, trash the restroom—like who let you people ...

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4.8
3 years ago
Double Room

I think a double was pretty spacious compared to the other dorms at Berkeley! The ceiling is just concrete which was a bit ugly but it isn't a huge deal. I loved that the floor wasn't carpet. The walls were very weak (and thin and the door is not soundproof, so watch your volume) and dented way too ...

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