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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus has its obvious perks, like walking to class only takes five to ten minutes. Living on campus also makes it easier to make friends because there is more opportunity for social interactions. The social atmosphere on campus is a lively one, meaning that there is always something to do. But the lively atmosphere isn't for everyone, as some find it too energetic, thus making it difficult to find peace and quiet. Another downside to living on campus versus off campus is that it is usually more expensive to live on campus, because of its close location to the university. But in the end it is all up to the individual to choose best suiting living area, whether that be on campus or off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The community bath is not the best but the room sizes are good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have a hard time justifying the price tag associated with dorm life.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in an LLC which provided a great community for my first year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My dorm room didn't have Ac or heat.

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One of the best parts about going to college is freedom; you suddenly live by yourself, with no one to tell you what you can and can’t do. The dorms are the ultimate expression of this newfound freedom. At IU, there’s a wide range of dorm types, and your dorm experience is what you make of it. There aren’t necessarily any “bad” dorms or “good” dorms, because each one has something different to offer; if you want to have a good time, you can do that regardless of which side of campus you live on. It all depends on you.

Some of the double rooms are cramped, and an Indiana summer in a tiny room can be close to unbearable. Recent renovation efforts prove that at least the administration knows that there’s work to be done. Also, living on campus will probably never compare to living in your own apartment or house off-campus, but it’s a way to get a first taste of that freedom without too much responsibility attached. Besides, if you’re a freshman, you don’t really have a choice.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
12,871
Average Housing Costs
$5,999
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
36%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Read
  • Willkie
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Cable with IU movie channel
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Available for Rent
  • Microwaves, fridges, lofts
  • Smoke-free dorms, handicapped-accessible rooms, alcohol-free dorms
Available for Rent
Microwaves, fridges, lofts Smoke-free dorms, handicapped-accessible rooms, alcohol-free dorms

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Ashton (Buildings: Hershey, Johnston, Mason Hall Apartments, Moffat, Stemple, Vos)
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites of single, doubles; six-person apartments
Special Features: Movies, Music & More, the audiovisual center for students to rent games, music, and movies; music practice room; window air conditioners
Briscoe (Buildings: Gucker, Shoemaker)
Floors: 11
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Academic Support Center, computer lab, exercise room, Movies, Music, and More, music practice room, rec room with foosball and pool table
Collins (Buildings: Brown, Cravens, Edmondson, Green, Hillcrest Apartments, Smith)
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites, 2-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Café, ceramics studio, darkroom, dining hall, library, video and audio production suite
Eigenmann
Floors: 14
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Air-conditioning, bookstore, Cool Beans coffeeshop, Eigenmann Eatery, game room, library, music practice rooms, thermostat control in each room, wall-to-wall carpeting
Forest
Floors: 11
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Academic Support Center, ATM, Movies, Music, and More, music practice room, reading and study area
Foster (Buildings: Harper, Martin, Magee, Jenkinson, Shea)
Floors: Varies by building
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air- conditioning, ATM, climbing wall, food court, home to Global Village and Foster International, Hoosier Den, library, The Underground, wall-to-wall carpeting
McNutt (Buildings: Bordner, Bryan, Crone make up North Courtyard; Bocobo, Dejoya, Delgado make up South Courtyard)
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air-conditioning, ATM, computer lab, convenience store, Hoosier Café, Movies, Music, and More, music practice room, neighborhood advising office
Read (Buildings: Beck, Clark, Curry, Landes)
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Some doubles have private half-baths; most share a half bath with another room.
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: ATM, dance and music practice rooms, dining hall, El Bistro, Hoosier Café, Movies, Music, and More, Starbucks
Teter (Buildings: Boisen, Elkins, Rabb, Thompson, Wissler)
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Academic Support Center, air-conditioning, ATM, music practice room, neighborhood library
Willkie (Buildings: Two towers, two apartment buildings)
Floors: 11
Bathrooms: Shared with one other room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, 3- and 4-person suites
Special Features: Air-conditioning, auditorium, convenience store, floor presidents in place of resident assistants, library, music practice rooms, rehearsal hall, thermostat controls in each unit. Apartments have washer and dryers
Wright (Houses:Campbell, Dodds, Dewey, Dunn, Elliot, Ferguson, Hall, Harding, Harney, Hummer, Jenkins, Lowell, Nichols, Parks, Rollins, Ruter, Stockwell, Todd)
Floors: 18
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, doubles, suites
Special Features: ATM, convenience store, food court, Movies, Music, and More, music practice room, outdoor courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis, wall-to-wall carpeting

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Hillcrest Apartments (Collins Residence Center)
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites, 2-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Café, ceramics studio, darkroom, dining hall, library, video and audio production suite
Mason Hall Apartments (Ashton Residence Center)
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites of single, doubles; six-person apartments
Special Features: Movies, Music & More, the audiovisual center for students to rent games, music, and movies; music practice room; window air conditioners

Student Polls

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