Housing & Residential Life

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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
  • Elevators
  • 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.

Video Tour - The Ludlow Residence

Housing Facts

There are many different ways to get to campus from the Ludlow, below are just a few routes you can take.

 

Commuting to Maxwell Hall:

  • Cross the street to get on the J train at Delancey St/Essex St and take the J to Canal St then transfer to the 6 train to 42nd St./Grand Central Station.
  • Cross the street to get on the F train at Delancey St/Essex St and take the F to Broadway/Lafayette St., then walk to Bleecker St and get on the 6 train to 42nd St. Grand Central Station.
  • If you do not want to change trains, you can walk 10 minutes to Spring St and get directly on the 6 train to 42nd St./Grand Central Station.

 

Commuting to Fifth Avenue:

  • Cross the street to get on the F train at Delancey St/Essex St and take the F to 42nd St/Bryant Park.
  • Walk 8 minutes to Grand St and take the D to 42nd St/Bryant Park.
  • Cross the street to get on the J train at Delancey St/Essex St and take the J to Canal St, then transfer to the 6 train to 42nd St./Grand Central Station.
  • Cross the street to get on the F train at Delancey St/Essex St and take the F to Broadway/Lafayette St, then walk to Bleecker St and get on 6 train to Grand Central Station.

Security officers are at the front desk 24 hours a day. They will check identification as you enter the building and will help you sign in guests in accordance with our guest policy. They are also available to assist you in times of emergency. Security can key you into your room if you lock yourself out.

There are several live-in staff members at the Ludlow Residence, including a Residence Hall Director & multiple Resident Assistants (RAs).

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the cost for housing at the Ludlow will be:

  • $14,800 for double occupancy rooms
  • $16,750 for single occupancy rooms

Costs will be divided equally between fall and spring semester. Room type requests are not guaranteed.

You can use your financial aid to pay for housing. However, this does not apply to the deposit, which you will need to pay when you submit your housing application. You can work with you financial aid counselor to complete the necessary paperwork to apply for financial aid to help cover the cost of housing.

Tuition, fees, and housing payments are due by July 27.

Accommodations requests/reviews are made through the SVA Office of Disability Resources. This office provides the guidelines you will need to follow to submit a request for a housing accommodation. Once you have your SVA ID, you will be able to seek an accommodation.

LIM students are encouraged visit the SCA website here or email them at: disabilityresources [at] sva.edu. You will be asked to include your SVA ID number in your request.

Move-in for LIM students will be on Sunday, September 5.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Other Housing Options

Off-Campus Housing

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.

Educational Housing Services

92Y Residence

International House (graduate only)

Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College

The Towers at City College

Search Agents

These are websites that may be helpful in finding off campus apartments in the NYC area.

SteetEasy

Localize.city

Zumper

Renthop

Additional Resources

These are other resources that can help make your move a bit easier.

Address Report

College Boxes

Compass

Callout BG

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