There are two community kitchens in the building that’s each on the second and third floor and at the corner of each floor.
Yes, you can find details of the requirements online at
There is an AC in E complex. Kitchens and laundry you can look on floor plans of E COMP -> http://www.rpi.edu/dept/res-life/html/floorplans-ecomplex.html
There’s one shower per bathroom in E Complex.
We don’t really know how reslife decide on the forced triples. All factors you listed might be taken account. It might also have to do with whether if you have already paired with roommates. However, we know that almost all triples in BARH are forced triples this year.
Buildings with a.c. allows you to turn it on or off. Some buildings such as Nugent and Davison allows you to set the levels of the fan on a.c. For the best dorm, everyone has their own preference. If you like singles, North Hall and Sharp Hall are probably your best bet. Nugent and Davison have nice doubles. If you like to social and communicate with your hallmates, Freshman five are pretty good for that. Specific room pictures can be found under “Room Photo” tab.
I believe it was 9800 this academic year (2017-2018) for the whole year. It’s charged as a single room. However, the rate may vary every year.