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Top 10 Dorms at Charter Oak State College

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Charter Oak State College is located in the great state of Connecticut. They offer online courses so you can study from home. But if you're studying in the classroom or just want to be closer, here are some great places to live!

1. Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

Address: 322 Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street is far and away the best option for COSC students. It is quite reasonably affordable and it is in an excellent location. There's plenty of space to study, as well, so Chestnut Street is completely the entire package!

2. Kensington Apartments

Kensington Apartments

Address: 65 Kensington Avenue

If you really want a Gilmore Girls type feel to your academic living situation, Kensington is a great choice. For fall classes, you'll get the full New England college experience. It's worth the slightly higher than usual price, for sure!

3. Cabot Street

A room at Cabot Street

Address: 44 Cabot Street

For students who are nervous about making the transition to college, Cabot Street is the best option for them. It really does have the feeling of a home away from home. You'll be able to make the move with a much greater ease than most students who are dorm inclined do.

4. East Street

a room at east street

Address: 1380 East Street

East Street is a bit pricier than some of the other options, but that is because your apartment is basically a tiny house. And with the excellent location, it is well worth the price. There are plenty of rooms available at East Street, too!

5. Farmington Apartments

Address: 410 Farmington Avenue

Farmington would definitely be at the top if the list was ranked from most to least expensive rather than one to ten in terms of quality. But it's worth it and that's what counts. Farmington is pricey, no doubt, but the amenities are more than worth it (especially since they are included)!

6. Allen Street Apartments

Allen Street Apartments

Address: 421 Allen Street

Allen Street is not quintessential New England in terms of its presence. However, it is the most prevalent style of apartment that you will find in Connecticut. That being said, it is hard to nab a room at Allen Street so if this strikes your fancy, it is worth investigating further.

7. Sherrill Street

Address: 36 Sherrill Street

With location hardly being an issue, there are still more desirable places to live than Sherrill Street. It is a bit further from some of New Britain's best features. But it makes up for it with its wide, spacious rooms that can allow students to spread out and make themselves at home.

8. Maple Street

Address: 261 Maple Street

The Maple Street apartments are gorgeous. They are a must for students who appreciate some stellar architecture. With Maple Street, personality and community will never be far or hard to find.

9. Chestnut Street

Address: 428 Chestnut Street

The Chestnut Street apartments are not at all glamorous. They're located in a less than desirable area, too, so they're not necessarily the best option for students. However, they are incredibly affordable and this can go a long way.

10. Church Street

Address: 530 Church Street

There are a lot of rooms available at Church Street so it won't be too hard to slide into an availability. The only downside is that it is not in a great area, for the most part. The noisiness can make it hard to study.

Charter Oak State may have a long name, but it lives up to it. It is a very worthy school because of its academics, but it also has nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to housing. Charter Oak State has great options for living.

Here is your Move-In Day Packing List at Charter Oak State

1. Room Basics

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– Shoe rack
– Bed sheets
– Shower tote
– Towel to catch water from the shower tote
– Storage bins

2. Food and Snacks

Ice tray

– Water filter
– Mini fridge and mini freezer
– Ice tray
– Plastic utensils
– Paper plates

3. Tech and Entertainment

zip ties for cables

– Kindle Fire
– Zip ties for cables
– CDs
– CD player
– Books for recreational reading

4. School Supplies


– Notebooks
– Folders
– Note cards
– Printer
– Access to a copy machine

5. Cleaning and Organization

Air freshener

– Wall cleaner
– Poster tabs
– Wall hooks
– Air freshener
– Toilet paper

6. Campus Gear


– Travel mug
– Sunscreen
– School sweatshirt
– Sunglasses
– Campus map

7. Items You Should Ask First Before Bringing

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Air conditioner

– Iron
– Halogen lamp
– Pets
– Room key
– Air conditioner


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