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

The Ludlow Residence is currently at capacity for the Fall 2021 semester and we are no longer accepting applications for the waitlist. You may want to consider living at The New Yorker, run by Educational Housing Services. It's another popular option among LIM students.

Housing Facts - The Ludlow

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!

Video Tour - The Ludlow Residence

Housing Overview - The New Yorker

Located in the heart of the hustle-and-bustle of Midtown West (34th Street and 8th Ave.), The New Yorker student residence is run by Educational Housing Services (EHS). Steps from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, The New Yorker offers single and double rooms with private bathrooms, as well as a common kitchen and laundry room. LIM’s Fifth Avenue building is approximately a 20-minute walk from The New Yorker and it takes approximately 30 minutes to walk to Maxwell Hall.

Come home from your day at LIM College to student rooms equipped with the essentials you need to enjoy living in New York City.

  • Single, double and triple occupancy rooms
  • Furnished with a regular twin-size bed, desk with chair, and dressers that maximize space
  • Private bathroom
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable Channels
  • Wireless Internet
  • Refrigerator, Small Size
  • AC, Heat & Basic Utilities

Come home from your day at LIM College to student rooms equipped with the essentials you need to enjoy living in New York City.

  • Single, double and triple occupancy rooms
  • Furnished with a regular twin-size bed, desk with chair, and dressers that maximize space
  • Private bathroom
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable Channels
  • Wireless Internet
  • Refrigerator, Small Size
  • AC, Heat & Basic Utilities

Follow the steps below to join your peers at the Educational Housing Services (EHS) New Yorker for the upcoming academic year.

  1. Complete the FAFSA form and view your award by logging in to LIM’s Office of Student Financial Services  financial aid portal
  2. Speak with an SFS Counselor in order to receive “clearance” to submit your Educational Housing Services Housing Application and Housing Deposit.
  3. Select the type of room you'd like to reserve (click on Rooms)
  4. Fill out the Educational Housing Services Application (request your roommate if you have one!)
  5. Submit your Housing Deposit or First Payment to EHS directly
Video Tour - The New Yorker
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Other Housing Options

Off-Campus Housing

If the Ludlow Residence and The New Yorker don't offer the kind of accommodations and lifestyle you're looking for, 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.

StreetEasy

Localize.city

Zumper

Renthop

 

Additional Resources

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

Address Report

College Boxes

Compass