Here's the breakdown:
Cost: About $9000 a year for room and board at time of posting. That's actually pretty good in comparison to many other schools. This gives you a room with one roommate, two desks, two closets, a daily cleaning service staff, and the 19 meal a week option. As a freshman, this is not optional unless you are a commuter.
Value: Depends on the dorm. Are you a presidential/provost scholar? Stay on campus, my friend. You get the better dorming arrangements. Other people, move out during sophomore or junior year, get a roommate or two, get the lower meal plan price.
Jubilee hall: Its nice if you like being treated like a child with strict curfews and forced meetings that have no importance in your life. The rooms range from small to spacious, depending on where you live. Communal bathrooms only. There's a nice microwave room that gets dirty fairly quickly, but thank goodness for that cleaning staff. Working AC/Heat. Problems get fixed fairly quick. Freshman Females Only. No visitation.
Crosthwaite: Actually looks like a barely renovated prison. Haven't lived there, but I believe there's no curfew. Communal bathrooms only. Seems somewhat clean overall. Male visitation allowed within limits. Upperclassmen Female Only.
New Livingstone: Imagine a county male prison. I hear the freshmen male dorms are nice. I wouldn't know, they're not allowed visitation. Upperclassmen males are allowed visitation and their rooms are tragic. Almost everything's broken, and each room makes you feel oddly dirty and tainted each time you walk in. Communal bathrooms only. Pray for them.
Shane Hall: Co-ed Upperclassmen dorm. A lot of presidential and provost scholars live there. Bathroom shared with extended suitemates only. Rooms range from somewhat spacious to spacious. Pretty clean, microwave for each section of dorm hall. Visitation allowed.