Why Live in Campus Housing?
Barnard College considers the residential experience to be an integral part of a student's total education. Students who live in campus housing have a more productive and more satisfying college experience than those who live off campus. Research over the past 40 years indicates that college students who live in campus housing are more likely to:
- Take full advantage of campus resources
- Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs
- Have stronger connections to peers
- Take more credits per semester
- Achieve greater academic success
- Persist to graduation at a higher rate
- Be more satisfied with their overall college experience
Students who live in campus housing are close to academic buildings, libraries, and dining facilities. Trained, professional Residential Life & Housing staff members are present to provide social & academic programs and help in emergency situations. Additionally, living in campus housing provides access to amenities like internet access, laundry rooms, computer labs, music practice rooms, and study lounges.
Students are not required to live in campus housing; however, students are encouraged to live on campus for at least their first year in order to acclimate to the campus and to New York City.