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The Ultimate Ranking Of Freshman Dorms at Central Michigan University

The Ultimate Ranking Of Freshman Dorms at Central Michigan University

We've put together the ultimate ranking of freshman dorms at Central Michigan University. You'll definitely find the right one for your freshman year!

There are so many freshman dorms at Central Michigan University! It can be hard to choose one, but don’t worry! These are the ultimate rankings from best to worst based on my experience.

East Campus: Saxe, Herrig, Emmons & Woldt

Pros: Best cafeteria on campus, private bathrooms, football field is close walking distance, SAC is close walking distance, there’s a market below the caf.

Cons: Pretty far from most of the academic buildings, everyone goes to their cafeteria so it’s pretty packed most of the time.



Towers: Carey, Cobb, Troutman & Wheeler

Pros: You get to meet a lot of new people, most freshman live here, private bathrooms, caf is big and food is great, there’s a market and a Subway in the lobby.

 Cons: There are many floors so if there’s a fire drill and you’re on the 7th floor, you’re screwed. Sometimes the caf is really packed and there are limited spots to sit if you’re with a large group of people.

South: Beddow, Merrill, Sweeny & Thorpe

Pros: Close to football stadium and the SAC, small community so everyone is treated like family, private bathrooms.

Cons: Far from academic buildings.

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North: Barnes, Calkins, Trout, Larzelere, Robinson

Pros: Close to most of the academic buildings, caf food is okay, Northside Market located in Robinson, small community, everyone is treated like family, really close to the University Center and the library, the LAS scholars live in north and they are the kindest people you will ever meet!


Cons: Really far from football stadium and the SAC, if you live in Barnes you would have to walk across the street to eat in Robinson and Barnes doesn’t have an elevator so choose what floor you live on wisely (I learned that the hard way #thirdfloor), only certain sections of Barnes have private bathrooms so I suggest living in a 4 person room, otherwise you will have community bath.

If you want to check out the map of campus click on the link!

All of the freshman dorms at Central Michigan University have their own unique features. Regardless of where you pick to live, you determine if you enjoy living there or not!
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