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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not the biggest fan of on-campus housing due to personal taste and personal space.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I actually like living on campus, and I love where I lived last year which is Riverwalk. I plan on living over there again this year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some people like living at the tower or ball hall, but I heard it gets tiring after a while. They have other off campus housing options, but it is not the greatest. I have to live in an apartment that close enough to walk to campus and if you do not feel like walking or live farther than a mile or so, you can take the shuttles if they are near. The university has just built another dorm, so maybe that will be a good experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It can be very pricey. However, the school mainly offers apartment style housing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I haven't lived on campus but I've heard that it is decent.


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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?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
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
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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