Cardozo Student Housing Options

 Cardozo offers two housing options for its students. The Benjamin is a University-owned residence hall located one subway stop away at Lexington Avenue and 29th Street. We also have an arrangement with a privately-owned real estate company to house Cardozo students at the Alabama residence, located on Fifth Avenue and 12th street.  Both residence halls offer fully-furnished, air conditioned units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. More information is available below.
Please note:  The Benjamin and the Alabama have separate application processes.  Please refer to the relevant sections below for application instructions.
Students intending to use financial aid toward living expenses such as rent should contact the Office of Student Finance ( before signing a lease in order to review the options available. 

The Benjamin Residence Hall

Cardozo Law School opened its newly updated residence hall, the Benjamin, in fall 2016. The Benjamin is a university-owned eight story building on Lexington Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan in the midtown-east neighborhood known as Rose Hill, a ten-minute subway ride from the law school. Students may apply for three kinds of furnished rooms, all of which have air conditioning, WiFi, Smart TVs, and access to a laundry room, exercise room, a large ground floor common area with comfortable lounge seating, a top-floor solarium study room, and a rooftop patio with views of the City. Please click here to see photos of the common areas.

The Benjamin Residence Hall 2019-20 Options & Rates

Option A: A studio with private bathroom, and access to a kitchen on the floor that is shared with one other studio unit.

Option B: A room in a two bedroom suite with a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Option C: A room in a three bedroom suite with shared bathroom and kitchen.

Please click here to view floor plans.

The Benjamin 2019-2020 Rates:

Studio with shared kitchen  

$9,250/semester ($1850 equivalent monthly rate*)
Two-bedroom suite $8,500/semester per person ($1,700 equivalent monthly rate*)
Three-bedroom suite

$8,000/semester per person ($1,600 equivalent monthly rate*)

*based in a 10-month academic year

Please note, pets are not permitted in the Benjamin.  Smoking is prohibited in all student rooms and all common areas, including hallways and stairwells.

The Benjamin Housing Application for 2019-20, Instructions & Timeline

ELIGIBILITY: Entering students receive priority for the Benjamin. In certain cases non-students may qualify to share apartments with students.
AVAILABILITY: Apartments in the Benjamin for the 2019-2020 Academic Year will be available from August 11, 2019 through May 22, 2020. Housing assignments in the Benjamin are for one academic year and every student assigned housing will be required to sign an occupancy agreement for the entire 10-month period.
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the Benjamin 2019-2020 Housing Application online in the Yeshiva University Housing Portal and submit a $300 housing application deposit. The housing deposit will be applied toward your first-term housing charge should you receive a housing assignment in the Benjamin. Please Note: Only students who have already submitted a tuition deposit will be considered for housing in the Benjamin.
THE BENJAMIN HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS: Apartments will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you be interested in a specific room type, you are encouraged to submit an application as early as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate as many housing requests as possible. In addition to requesting a certain size apartment, you may request a specific roommate or have a roommate assigned to you. The University reserves the right to determine the priority for the assignment of housing in the Benjamin.
NOTIFICATION: Students who apply by the Early Bird Deadline of April 4, 2019, will be notified of their housing assignment in the Benjamin by April 18. Students who apply by the Priority Deadline of May 2, 2019, will receive their assignments by May 16, 2019.   Directions for accepting your assignment through the Yeshiva University Housing Portal will be given at the time of your offer. Students denied housing in the Benjamin due to space limitations will be able to place their names on a waiting list. Students who are admitted to the Law School after the May 2, 2019 priority application deadline will be eligible to apply for housing in the Benjamin. Assignments will be made on a space available basis. If no space is available, students will have the option of placing their names on a waiting list for the Benjamin.
Housing deposits for the Benjamin will be refunded to students under any of the following circumstances: The University is not able to accommodate a student's request for housing in the Benjamin; or the student accepts the spot in the Benjamin but then withdraws from Cardozo, in writing, prior to August 1, 2019.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Application for the Benjamin available online for incoming and current students.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Early Bird application deadline for the Benjamin. Housing application and $300 deposit due.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Early Bird housing assignments distributed. 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Priority Application Deadline for the Benjamin.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Priority Application Assignments Distributed 
If you have any questions about living in the Benjamin, please contact Rebecca Stein at

The New Alabama Residence

Apply to live in the Alabama by visiting this site:
Please note:  The application process for the Alabama is separate from that of the Benjamin.
Located on West 11th Street off Fifth Avenue, just one block from Cardozo, units in the Alabama are available to all Cardozo students. 
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village on a beautiful historic street, the Alabama offers studio, one, two and three bedroom units, starting at $2,300 per month per bedroom. The building has 24-hour security, a welcome lobby with a fireplace and couches and a TV, fitness center, conference/study room, study areas, and laundry facilities. All units have a full living room and kitchen. All rooms are furnished and include free wireless internet and cable TV with over 200 HD channels. Air conditioning units are provided in every bedroom and living room. Some upper floor units have views of lower Manhattan.
The Alabama is independently run by a firm that specializes in providing premier housing to students. Cardozo students will be given first choice for occupancy in the fall semester of 2019, on a rolling basis depending on availability. All Cardozo students including rising 2L's, 3L's and LLM's are welcome to apply. To submit an application, or for more information, please visit:

Finding Off-Campus Accommodations

Many students find housing in Greenwich Village, Tribeca, SoHo, and other neighborhoods near the Cardozo campus. The school is conveniently accessible to many bus and subway lines, and is a short subway or bus ride to Penn Station and Grand Central Station. Students can commute easily from other New York neighborhoods where rents are relatively inexpensive. The Housing in New York Guide provides information regarding New York City's various neighborhoods and tips on finding an apartment in the metropolitan area. An updated Guide will be posted here in April.
Additionally, there are organizations in New York City that specialize in providing temporary or long-term housing to students and interns.  Some of these resources are listed below.
Summer housing opportunities for students:
Fall/Spring housing opportunities for students:

In Need of an Apartment or Roommate?

Members of the Cardozo community may list their available apartments and/or interest in finding a roommate by joining their entering-class Facebook group, which you will be invited to join later this spring.