There are many different housing options available off campus for students. From one-room efficiencies to houses you can rent with your 10 closest friends, if you want to live off campus, there is housing available to suit your needs. With on-campus housing being costly per year, many students opt to find alternative, money-saving options. Most of the houses surrounding IC have been around for a while and are not known for having the best quality.
While all freshmen are required to live on campus, many students are not in a rush to live off campus because of the decent quality of the dorms and on-campus apartments. If you are an upperclassman and want to live off campus, you must go through an application process to be granted off-campus status. IC is a residential school, and many of the apartment complexes and houses are rented out each year by IC students. Many students want to live off campus for the freedom of not having to deal with an RA. Because housing at IC can be an annoying process, especially if you do not get your first-choice housing, moving off campus has been a popular alternative to being dependent on the College for housing.