Housing Review: Sulz Tower

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As Suites
7 Singles: 2
5 Singles, 1 Double: 2
6 Singles, 1 Double: 12
As Individual Rooms
Singles: 96
Doubles: 14

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General Description
Kind of a hybrid between suite and corridor-style. Each floor is divided into an A-side (facing Broadway and Barnard Hall) and a B-side (facing 116th and Claremont). Singles are not as narrow as in Hewitt, but roughly the same size. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and a wardrobe. Also important, Sulz Tower singles are reserved for seniors.
Kitchen
Two common lounge/kitchen areas per floor (one for each “suite”) that has a stove, TV, and refrigerator, and large windows, but usually only one side will have a microwave (B-side). Each has a large window with a great view.
Bathroom 
One hall-style bathroom per floor, shared between the A and B suites. They’re cleaned regularly by facilities.
Price
Single: $9,480 for the academic year/ $4,740 for one semester
Double: $8,240 for the academic year/$4,120 for one semester

Minimal Meal Plan: $300 per semester

Pros

  • Super close to campus (waking up 5 minutes before every class is a definite possibility)
  • Privacy and quiet halls 
  • AC and adjustable heating
  • One RA for every four floors
  • Really close to the gym and Quad computer labs and practice rooms
  • Wireless internet (Barnard Secure and Barnard Guest… albeit, sporadically)
  • Views are great from virtually anywhere in Sulz Tower. Claremont (West) side features sunsets, and 116th (South) features New York landmarks (empire state building, etc.)
Cons
  • Can be isolating
  • You have to share elevators with the Quad, which can be trying during peak hours
  • You’re living in the same building as freshmen
  • Closet space is limited (armoire)
  • Nearest laundry machines are on the 8th floor of the Quad
Recommendations
  • Block with friends and, ideally, take up a whole suite. Like corridor-style singles anywhere on campus, people that don’t know each other on any floor are likely to keep to themselves.
  • 9A2 and 10A2 are the biggest singles in Sulz Tower. 9B6, 10B6, 9A1 and 10A1 are also slightly bigger than average.
  • The doubles on the 9th and 10th floor are significantly larger.
  • Singles facing North (toward Barnard Hall) are slightly more narrow.

Image courtesy of Barnard ResLife.
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