Nothing compares to life in New York City. It's colorful, fast-paced, and never dull.
You can choose to make your home away from home in student housing arranged through LIM, or strike out on your own to find a place that fits your individual needs.
Housing Overview - The Ludlow
LIM has reserved rooms at the Ludlow Residence in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts (SVA). It's in the heart of the Lower East Side, a vibrant and culturally eclectic neighborhood that's a hotspot for many of Manhattan's hottest restaurants, galleries, nightlife, and shopping and -- and just a short subway ride from our campus buildings. The Ludlow is a traditional-style residence hall with suite-style single and double rooms with adjoining bathrooms.
Rooms are connected by a shared bathroom (either single-to-single or single-to-double) for a suite-style experience. Double rooms have lofted beds to maximize your living space. On average, single rooms are on 8 x 10', and doubles are 16 x 20' and come with:
- Extra-long twin bed with mattress
- Desk and chair
- Mini-refrigerator and microwave
- Closet and 4 dresser drawers
- Central air conditioning and heating
- Storage cabinet
- Overhead lighting
- Large windows with privacy shades
- Cable and ethernet port connections
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Security intercom
- Suite-style bathrooms with shower, toilet, vanity, mirrored medicine cabinet, and under-cabinet storage
Address: 101 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
- Built in 2009 and comprised of 259 single and 47 double rooms
- 24-hour security
- Free laundry facilities
- Free WiFi and high-speed internet
- Free cable TV
- Community room with TV
- Pool and foosball tables
- Communal kitchen
- Outdoor terrace with a grill
- Vending machines
- Key card access into rooms and the building
- River and city views
- Mail area
- Live-in student and professional staff
- 2-minute walk to subway
New and returning students can apply for a space at the Ludlow using the housing application, available on March 24. You must submit this application and a $725 housing deposit to be considered for housing.
Deadlines and Waitlist
May 1: Priority deadline to apply for housing at the Ludlow.
May 17: You will be informed by this date if you are approved for a spot at the Ludlow, or if you will be offered a position on the waitlist.
June 15: Secondary deadline to apply for housing at the Ludlow.
June 16: If you applied between May 2 - June 15, or you were a part of the original waitlist, you will be informed by this date if you are approved for a spot at the Ludlow, or if you will be offered a position on the waitlist.
We will only accept applications for housing at the Ludlow after June 15 if there are still spaces available.
Other Housing Options
LIM students have the opportunity to live at the Ludlow Residence, if that is not for you, here are some resources to help find the place you'll call home.
(The links and information on this page are for informational purposes only. LIM College does not have a relationship with/endorse any entity listed here.)
Student Housing Not Affiliated with LIM
These are options in NYC that are not affiliated with LIM but provide housing specifically for college students.
These are websites that may be helpful in finding off campus apartments in the NYC area.