If you want to be really close to most campus classes, consider the Quad. The buildings are all basically the same, so I don't know if you can necessarily choose one particular hall over another. However, some of these halls are honors only. If you are in the honors college, refer to the list on the housing website and choose based on the list.
The Hill also has 2 honors halls -- Boyd and Sasnett.
If you are female and want an all-female dorm, choose an all female-dorm in the Hill residence hall area. Leischuck and Hall M are all-girls halls. (Leischuck is for freshman females)
If you are bringing a car and want to be able to park very close to where you live, you'll need to live on the Hill. The Hill will also have the most freshmen residents, and has its own dining area. The Hill is not as close to the business school, engineering school, or Haley Center, but isn't too far from the COSAM facilities, theater, and music buildings. Depending on your major, its location may factor into your choice.
There may be renovations occurring in some of the Hill halls next year -- you may want to ask housing if this will actually start up and if this will affect what's available for Fall, 2012.
There are very few halls open during the semester break. Graves Hall is the only dorm open on the Hill during break -- Eagle, Tiger and Plainsman Halls are open in the Village. I was under the impression that the sororities have relocated all their facilities (chapter rooms, living areas) to the Village; I'm sure a greek member will clarify this.
If cost is an issue, the least expensive option is the Hill.
Last edited by audellmom; 11-13-2011 at 10:54 AM.