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.