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UMass North Apartments

Location: North Apartments are located next to Northeast and Sylvan residential areas on the North-end of campus. STEM buildings, like the Integrated Science Building and the Lederle Towers, are less than five minutes away from you.

 

Room-set up:  North has apartment-style housing.  Each apartment has four single rooms, two full baths, a furnished common space, and kitchen with appliances.

 

Pros:  One huge benefit of North is the centralized-air system. It is also in a prime location, while at the same time offering more independence than dorm-living.  If you move in with friends, having a living room and kitchen provides the opportunity to decorate-it-up and really make it feel like home.

 

Cons:  $$$. North is pricey (but for a good reason). You are paying for independence, privacy, and location. If money is less of a concern, North is definitely worth considering.

 

Overall:  North typically houses upperclassmen, although my friends moved in sophomore year and loved it so much they dragged another friend and me in this year. A lot of my friends live in houses more than fifteen minutes away from campus. Meanwhile, I love being able to roll out of bed and get to class in under five minutes. Totman Gym also has a recreational pool and is located right next to my building. I was a competitive swimmer growing up so doing laps is a great way for me to destress.

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