Life in Hoboken

Nicknamed the Mile Square City for its compact size, Hoboken offers an urban lifestyle with a small town feel. According to Walk Score®, Hoboken is the most walkable city in New Jersey, scoring a 95 out of 100.

The Hoboken Experience

The Perks of Living in Hoboken

Locally-owned stores and restaurants – and a population that promotes its sense of community – make it easy to transition from transplant to local. With Lower Manhattan a 10-minute train ride away, a rail system that navigates the Northeast and multiple international airports less than 20 miles from campus, the world is at your door.

Endless Dining Choices

Endless Dining Choices

A stroll down Washington Street, Hoboken’s main thoroughfare, offers a seemingly endless variety of places to eat, from in-and-out pizzerias to restaurants and pubs that expect you to linger with friends. Italian delis are scattered around the city and you shouldn’t miss the annual Hoboken MutzFest (locals take their mozzarella seriously).  Top off your meal with a treat from Carlo’s Bakery, featured in TLC’s Cake Boss, or skip the line there and discover your own favorite pastry shop.

A Thriving Arts Scene

A Thriving Arts Scene

Although Hoboken is known for being the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, its current arts scene is alive and thriving.  Pockets of artist culture can be found all around, at places like the Monroe Center for the Arts and the Mile Square Theatre.  The city organizes multiple art and music festivals throughout the year, as well as Movies Under the Stars and Theatre in the Park in the summer.  And, of course, there’s Maxwell’s (officially Maxwell's Tavern), a true Hoboken institution, which put the city’s music scene on the map. 

Green Space

Green Space Galore

While so much is packed into Hoboken, there are still plenty of green spaces with room to clear your head and escape the noise. Our campus is flanked by four parks, Elysian Park and Maxwell Place Park to the north and Stevens Park and Sinatra Park to the south. Jogging down Frank Sinatra Drive is a favorite stress-reliever for locals, while taking a moment to enjoy the view of New York City’s famed skyline from Pier A Park is a must for tourists. Smaller parks dot the city, ensuring that a little bit of nature is never too far away. 

Living On Your Own

Many students choose to live off-campus in independent housing in Hoboken and the surrounding area. Click here for more information regarding living off-campus.