Housing is personal at Bennington—students live not in dorms but in houses of 30–45 people each, with architectural styles ranging from modern design to clapboard houses reflecting 1930s New England. Bennington student houses consistently top the rankings in Princeton Review’s “Dorms Like Palaces” list. Each house offers kitchens and comfy common areas (most with fireplaces), where students relax, study, and hold weekly Coffee Hours to discuss campus and house issues together as well as overall community matters. Each house is equipped with a laundry room. All houses are coeducational. There are coed bathrooms for every four to five rooms, all with showers, and many with bathtubs. Depending on where you live, you might find yourself enjoying a patio or porch overlooking great views of the mountains, a piano, or a second living room.