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Edgerton House

Building NW10
143 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-4954

  • unfurnished coed residence for 184 single graduate students
  • opened in 1990

“We meet extraordinary people in the course of our academic work—from moonwalkers and deep sea divers to composers and world-class performers. One of our commitments at Edgerton House is to host informal gatherings where residents can exchange ideas with these amazing individuals.”
Pam and David Mindell, Edgerton House housemasters


Unit Type Approximate Size Monthly Rent # of Student Apartments Description
4-bedroom apt. 1,100 sf $866/person (2012-2013) 20

Four occupants share an apartment with one full bathroom, one half bathroom, a living room, and kitchen facilities. Each occupant has a private bedroom.

3-bedroom apt. 750 sf $948/person (2013-2014) 72

Three occupants share an apartment with one bathroom, a living room, and kitchen facilities. Each occupant has a private bedroom.

2-bedroom apt. 820 sf $1,139/person (2013-2014) 74

Two occupants share an apartment with one bathroom, a living room, and kitchen facilities. Each occupant has a private bedroom.

efficiency apt. 190 sf $1,387 (2013-2014) 2

Private apartment for one occupant with a bathroom and kitchen facilities.

1-bedroom apt. 585 sf $1,695 (2013-2014) 16

Private apartment for one occupant with a bathroom, a living room, and kitchen facilities.

Where is it?

  • located in the northwest section of campus
  • down the street from Ashdown House and the Warehouse
  • approximately 0.3 mile walk to MIT’s main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Avenue

Only at Edgerton House

Edgerton House has a small laboratory next to the laundry room where Housemaster David Mindell is building sonars for undersea research.

Good to know

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Graduate Student Meal Plans

Room options

Edgerton House is a converted warehouse that features a range of apartment-style units for one, two, three, or four occupants. Every room in every unit is distinct. The units in Edgerton House are not furnished.

  • Some three- and four-occupant units are two stories high with an internal connecting staircase.
  • Three- and four-occupant units are same-sex, but two-occupant units can be coed (both male and female occupants) upon request. There is no cost difference between coed and same-sex units of the same unit type.
  • Each occupant of a multi-occupant unit has a private bedroom.
  • Each unit has central air conditioning.
  • Some units are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Furnishings

  • Bedrooms and living rooms are not furnished.
  • All units have wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Units with kitchen facilities are furnished with a refrigerator and stove (kitchen utensils and supplies are not provided).

Edgerton House amenities

Edgerton House is a five-story converted warehouse with an enclosed outdoor courtyard and barbeque area. Shared interior public spaces include:

  • small lounge areas on each floor
  • large study lounge
  • large function lounge with big-screen television, sound system, and pool table
  • music practice room
  • equipped exercise room