The Academy’s dormitories provide an affordable living option:

2018-2019 Academic Year (billed by semester)
Room Type Per Semester Per Year
Double Occupancy Room $1,751.50 $3,503
Single Occupancy Room $3,117.50 $6,235
One-time $200 damage deposit will be assessed on initial billing invoice.

Housing on the Academy’s campus is provided in three dormitories adjacent to the studios, on a space-available basis. Approximately half the student body chooses to live in the dorms. Second year students may request single occupancy rooms. In an effort to accommodate as many students as possible in the limited space, first year students who request a dorm room are assigned double occupancy rooms; they may request placement on a waiting list for single rooms should space become available.

Dormitory rooms are simple and range from 10 x 11 ft. to 11 x 13 ft. They are equipped with a XL twin bed and a dresser per occupant, a shared desk, a shared sink with mirrored medicine cabinet, window blinds and a single closet. Bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are not provided. Community bathrooms are located on each floor. Wireless internet connection is available throughout the dorms and studios.

There are no cooking facilities in the dorms, other than microwaves in the common areas and a small kitchenette with a hot plate located in Dormitory 2. No cooking of any kind, including use of hot plates, is permitted in dorm rooms. All department studios have full kitchen facilities for student use 24/7. Meal service is available in the Cranbrook Dining Hall, the Kingswood Dining Hall, and as a la carte at the Reflections Café at the Institute of Science. Dining Hall meals can be charged to student accounts; current cost is $5.00 / meal + tax (all-you-care-to-eat). A 5-meal punch card may be purchased in the Administration Offices for $20 ($4/meal).

The Academy is located in a suburban setting, and there is no public transportation available from Cranbrook to local communities. Please note that there is no on-campus store, nor is there a shopping area within walking distance of campus. Students living on campus who do not have vehicles will need to arrange for their own transportation, including using local taxis, ride shares with peers or car rental, at their expense. During move-in weekend a bus trip is available to allow students to shop off-campus.