A majority of the dorms are singles, which suits most students very well. The rooms can be a little on the small side, though. The main singles-only dorms are Gummere (mostly freshman), Jones, Comfort, and Lunt. These last three constitute the "North Dorms," which are mostly occupied by sophomores and juniors. The majority of campus housing is single rooms, so you'll likely get the peace and quiet of living by yourself unless you opt for a roomie or get placed in the Apartments. There is a general shared opinion among students about the Apartments: students love the full kitchen that comes with a large fridge, stove, oven, a nice living room, and their own bathroom. Students also hate that they have to clean all of this stuff themselves and that the apartments are a bit removed from the rest of the campus. But never fear-if you live with fun people, a freshman apartment can be great. If you hate your roommates, it can be a disaster.
The awfully complex (and arguably unfair) room draw ensures that the best dorms are kept to upperclassmen. Fortunately, there aren't any really bad dorms, though. Even Gummere, with its tiny cinder-block rooms, is pretty good, and it's great to have both the singles and the Apartments available. The specialty houses have very nice facilities, though you have to apply for them specifically and must demonstrate a serious interest in them. With some of the comforts from home incorporated into on-campus living, you'll find that you will be content in most of the College's residence halls, or at least make yourself pretty comfortable.