Baruch is a strictly commuter college no more. Beginning this fall, students can opt to live in a state-of-the-art residence hall located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The College has six floors (126 beds) in the 18-story residence hall at 101 Ludlow Street, which also houses students from the School of Visual Arts and King’s College.
Alumni may be a bit jealous. 101 Ludlow is modern, comfortable, and affordable, offering rooms equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, Internet service, and shared bath.
Most important, the campus can be easily reached by bus or subway.
The College has been seriously investigating residential options since 2005. Feedback from prospective students spurred the efforts. Reveals Ben Corpus, Baruch’s vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and dean of students, “Admissions counselors noticed a dramatic shift in the number one question top applicants were asking: ‘Do you have a residence hall?’ Now, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’”
*Coverage of Moving-In Day was captured by NY1 News and is available for viewing here.
*From the Village Voice: Can an Arts School, a City College, and a Christian Institution Realistically Share a Dorm?