Single Student Housing

Single Student Housing

Three buildings are available for single-student housing. They are Bancroft Hall, Whittier Hall and 517 West 121st.

Bancroft Hall is located at 509 West 121st Street. It was constructed in 1910 and completed a full renovation in 2015. There are three types of housing options for single students in this residence hall, including one-bedroom apartments and shared apartments (two and three bedrooms). All assignments include a private bedroom. Room sizes vary in all accommodation types. 

Whittier Hall is located at 1230 Amsterdam Avenue (at the corner of 120th Street) and was constructed in 1901. There are several different types of housing accommodations offered in this residence hall. All assignments include a private bedroom. Room sizes vary in all accommodation types.

In the single rooms, kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared by approximately 20 students. Suites are self-contained units with three to six private bedrooms. Residents of suites share a kitchen, bathroom, and common area. Studios, one- and shared-two-bedroom apartments all have a private bathroom and kitchen. Microwaves are provided for students in suites, studios, and one- and shared-two-bedroom apartments. A microfridge (a microwave attached to a refrigerator unit) is provided in the single rooms.

517 West 121st opened in the fall 2004 semester. The building contains 252 units. Some have private kitchenettes, while most units share community kitchens which are distributed throughout the building. The efficiency units are approximately 200 square feet in size, and each one contains a private bathroom.  

All single student housing units are fully furnished. Residents must, however, provide their own linen, cooking utensils, and other household items. All units come with cable TV service, and wired and wireless internet.

Single Student Housing Average Semester Rates

(2022-2023 Academic Year)

Bancroft Hall

  • One Bedroom: $11,659-$12,331
  • Two Bedroom Share: $7,015-$8,058
  • Three Bedroom Share: $6,873-$7,437

517 West 121st

  • Efficiency: $9,129-$9,472
  • Studio*: $10,604-$11,08


Grant/Sarasota Halls


  • One Bedroom: $9,940-$12,228 (electric is paid separately)


Whittier Hall

  • Single Room: $5,151-$6,872
  • Suite Room: $5,774-$6,960
  • Single Room with private bathroom*: $6,821-$7,284
  • Studio*: $8,486-$11,215
  • Two Bedroom Share*: $7,231
  • One Bedroom*: $11,134

*Limited availability

Please note: Rates are subject to change and typically increase 4-6% each year.


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