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The George Washington Residence houses the largest population of SVA students.  Located a block away from the Main Building, it makes navigating through SVA's urban campus simple.  The George Washington Residence is located in the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City, perfect for sightseeing, shopping, dining, and nightlife.  It is conveniently located to several subway and bus lines.

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Building Amenities

The George Washington Residence Hall is SVA's largest traditional-style residence hall, housing 530 SVA students.  Once called the George Washington Hotel, this historic building built in the 1930, was once occupied by many famous writers, musicians, and poets including W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.  It was also the original drafting place for the World Trade Center, designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the late 1960.

  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Free WiFi and high-speed Internet
  • Free Cable TV
  • Community room with TV and DVD player
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Vending machines
  • City views
  • Elevators
  • Mail area
  • Live-in student and professional staff
Room Amenities

The George Washington Residence has several room options, Small Single, Single, and Double rooms.  On average, Single rooms are 8 x 10', Small Singles are 6 x 8', and Double rooms are 16 x 20'. Small singles, and some Single and Double rooms, have lofted beds to accommodate a larger living area for the residents.  Each room is fully furnished and has a private bathroom.  Floors 8 - 17 are renovated floors with updated bathroom fixtures, furniture, and flooring.

  • Twin bed with matress 
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet and 4 dresser drawers
  • Storage cabinet
  • Mini-refridgerator 
  • Window air conditioning 
  • Radiator heater
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Windows with privacy shades
  • Cable and Ethernet Port connections
  • Smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and mirrored medicine cabinet
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