Campus Housing

Location
Indianapolis, IN
Undergrads
16,127
Tuition (in-state)
$29,062 ($8,605)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The price wasn't all that great, but the housing overall was nice. It was clean, and comfortable to live in for my first year.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I decided to live on campus because I did not know anyone when I was admitted to the school and I wanted to make some friends by living in the dorms. However, the social atmosphere is not as how I expected or how it was in the school I transferred from. Students are pretty "isolated" at the dorms and do not socialize as much as other campuses.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing on campus is old for the dorms. But there are town homes and apartments also available which are a little bit nicer and have more space. Campus did just build a new freshman dorm with a new dining hall located in it. I believe that the apartments is the best option because you have your own bathroom and a shared kitchen with your roommates. The process of applying for housing is very simply and the convenience to campus is great because its such a short walk.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I stayed at the dorms one night for orientation and that was it. I have no need to go in the dorms.

The only complaint I have is when I stayed there for orientation the food selection was terrible. The pasta is cold and the only other options were pizza (with was good) and salad. In the morning they served eggs that were obviously raw. There was a puddle of raw eggs in the bottom of the bowl. I have dietary restrictions, so I had two sausage links and a few hash browns for breakfast. I was still hungry.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I actually liked living on campus except for the strict rules at times.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1086th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1270th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1312nd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1365th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kourtney Forrester
Hometown
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Most students, even freshmen, live off campus. There are several reasons for this, especially the high cost and low quality of on-campus housing. Compared to off-campus living in Indianapolis, the dorms and campus apartments should be a second choice. Although the campus apartments are fairly nice, they cost much than off-campus apartments that are just as nice or nicer. Besides, the rules that accompany living in on-campus housing—no candles, no incense, no pets—aren’t worth the worry when students can just get a place a few blocks from classes.

The one traditional residence hall on campus is Ball Hall. It houses about 300 people, most of those being female students, and is reserved for freshmen only. The building itself is pretty secure, and students are required to show ID before entering. This is not usually the preferred living arrangement, but it has proven to be the prudent choice for students who don’t know the Indianapolis area well.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,398
Average Housing Costs
$3,140
Undergrads Living On Campus
3%
Number of Dormitories
1
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
What You Get
  • Armchair (townhomes)
  • Basic cable
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dinette with four chairs (apartments, townhomes)
  • Dresser
  • End table (apartments)
  • Entertainment center (apartments)
  • Fully furnished kitchens (apartments)
  • Internet connection
  • Local phone calls and voicemail
  • Sofa (townhomes)
  • Washer and dryer (townhomes)
  • Window coverings
Available for Rent
Minifridges
Did You Know?
All IUPUI dorms, town homes, and apartments are smoke-free.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Ball Residence Hall
Floors: 3, plus basement
Number of Occupants: 285
Bathrooms: In-room for suites; otherwise, communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, doubles suites
Special Features: Living Your Freshman Experience (LYFE) community, basic cable, Internet, TV room, study lounge, laundry facilities, computer lab

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Apartments on the Riverwalk
Floors: 23 houses, containing 14-16 apartments each
Number of Units: 739
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes, by apartment (all-male and all-female houses are also available)
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Women in Science House, Honors House, Purdue House (engineering & technology), Herron House (art & design), Graduate & Professional Community, International House, fully furnished rooms, kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, Internet connections in bedrooms and living rooms, basic cable, washer and dryer in room, campus shuttle stops
Town Homes
Floors: 24 two-story units
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate students and student families
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom townhouses
Special Features: Kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, fully furnished rooms, office, basic cable

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