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Single dorm rooms?

OhmmieOhmmie Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited February 2013 in Baylor University
Are there any dorms at Baylor where you get your own bathroom/bedroom?
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Replies to: Single dorm rooms?

  • Talented7Talented7 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Freshman aren't really given that option. Freshman have to stay in specific dorms and aren't allowed to be exempt without a medical reason
  • mommidwestmommidwest Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    Some fresh have there own bedrooms, my D has a good friend in North Village who is a fresh and there are 4 separate bedrooms, a living room and 2 baths in the suite that the 4 share. It is very nice, but he had to join a LLC (living learning community) to live there. I think it was an engineering focus LLC. Check the housing web site and look at floor plans North Village is amazing and really new.
  • BookAddictBookAddict Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    Yes, the LLCs can get you better housing. I also just ended up with my own bedroom because my roommate moved out in October. I shared a bathroom, but only with the room next door, as I was in honors housing.
  • CrusaderMomCrusaderMom Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    so what is the advantage/disadvantage of the LLC versus traditional housing for Freshmen?
  • cmdanacmdana Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    An LLC will have a mix of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and I guess some seniors. When we went our campus tour guide told us she lived in the Outdoors LLC all 4 years. It IS definitely nicer housing but I want my D to live in the traditional freshmen dorm because that is where you meet most of your classmates (especially in the community bath arrangement) AND kids really bond over that shared experience of the old-style traditional housing. Sure, it's not the greatest & the rooms are small but it's an experience no one regrets having! That is why Penland, Collins, North Rusell, etc. are STILL the "in" places to live for freshmen!
  • BookAddictBookAddict Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    Well, all dorms will have a mixture of classes though it is true that Collins etc. will be more geared towards freshmen.

    And you can certainly bond in an LLC! In fact, the point of LLCs is to bring together people with similar interests. And if you are in one of the academic LLCs (engineering, fine arts, etc.), you are actually more likely to be in the same classes as the people you are living with. I was in the Honors College housing my freshmen year, which is now called a "residential college" instead of an "LLC", but it's similar in concept. Since I was in BIC, I was taking the same exact classes as many of the people in my hall, so we bonded over both that and our shared living space.

    It is a bit of a different experience than your traditional freshmen dorm, though, particularly if you're in one of the LLCs which live in apartments.
  • OhmmieOhmmie Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I got accepted to Brooks LLC, and probably will be residing there. Does anyone have any experience here?

    Also, are there rooms here where you have your own separate bedroom? I don't mind living somewhere where 4 rooms share a bathroom, I would just prefer my own room.
  • BookAddictBookAddict Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    I lived in Brooks Flats for a year, but that actually has little do with Brooks LLC (though I can say that it was convenient having a dining hall right there, when I did use it).

    In Brooks, you'll almost certainly be sharing a room, as single rooms are reserved for upper division students. So you'll either live in a two person room or a four person suite, each with it's own bathroom: Baylor University || Campus Living & Learning || Brooks College || Room Options & Rates
  • fauxmavenfauxmaven Registered User Posts: 1,794 Senior Member
    Having a shared room is part of being a Freshman ,IMO .
  • DPMdadDPMdad Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    How difficult is it to get into an LLC (engineering, specifically)?
  • mytwodsmytwods Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    My daughter got into HRC. I think the earlier you apply to any of the residential communities the better as they admit as applications are received.
  • DunninLADunninLA Registered User Posts: 4,272 Senior Member
    cmdana wrote:
    traditional freshmen dorm ... Sure, the rooms are small
    Not sure what dorms you looked at, but compared to the dorms at UCLA, Stanford and most colleges, Collins dorm rooms are palacial. The issue isn't size of room at all, rather the quality of climate control in dorms built 30+ years ago.
  • DunninLADunninLA Registered User Posts: 4,272 Senior Member
    fauxmaven wrote:
    Having a shared room is part of being a Freshman ,IMO .
    Agree completely.
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