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Indiana University
Basics:
Indiana University is a public research university located in Bloomington, Indiana. Part of the larger Indiana University system, Indiana University at Bloomington serves as the flagship school. The university sits on nearly 2,000 acres of green space, broken up by the "Jordan River", a small creek running through campus. The university boasts an array of historic architecture dating back to the late 19th century. The residence halls are clustered together into four different, geographical groupings: the central neighborhood, the northwest neighborhood, the southeast neighborhood, and the northeast neighborhood.
-32,000+ undergraduate students
-10,000+ graduate students
-98% of freshmen live in university housing
-36% of all undergraduates live in university housing
-27 libraries and assorted archives

Student review of Indiana University Bloomington:
"IUB is a school for in-state students. This is a top pick for students because their parents attended, they aren't ready to leave home, they are familiar with the campus, etc.

Academic quality is dependent on your major or degree. Of course, Kelley and Jacobs are the cornerstones of Indiana University. The chemistry department is exceptional.

Bloomington is a fairly large town BY HOOSIER STANDARDS. People from larger cities will disagree. The mall is pathetic. Kirkwood is an interesting place and Bloomington Bagel Company is amazing. The restaurants in Bloomington are good, with some chains (Jimmy Johns, McAlisters, Panera Bread, all the normal fast food chains) and local cuisine (Trojan Horse, Grazie!, Little Zagreb, Scotty's, Mother Bear's). Lake Monroe provides another source of entertainment, although I would not recommend the beach (it is filthy and stagnant). Many folks, including students and people from the area, find a good time in tubing (sitting in or hanging from an innertube pulled behind a boat). WIldlife at Lake Monroe is abundant and the scenery is pretty (you can see John Mellencamp's house from Paynetown, the campground at the lake). However, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati are all within driving distance of Bloomington. Spring Mill State Park (pioneer village, hiking trails, caves, nature center) is about 45 minutes south in Mitchell and worth a trip.

Campus is absolutely beautiful, with many old limestone buildings and sprawling lawns. However, the campus is surrounded by the city, which makes it less safe, something to seriously consider before making a final decision on which college you will be attending. Bloomington thrives because of IU. It is a college town, dominated by college kids, although high school students from smaller towns surrounding B-Town (as some call it) flock to the city because of the mall and restaurants.

Bloomington is a basketball town. The fact that the team performs poorly (Bloomington High School South has more basketball talent than the university, with two recent 4A state titles) does not stop Hoosier Hysteria. Football at IU is disappointing but the soccer program is good. IUB has just about every sport, including rowing and bowling. There is bound to be a sport for everyone. The Little 500, a bicycle race and drinking opportunity, is also popular among students.

The weather in Bloomington is drastic, with sweltering, humid summers (non-locals will find the 100% humidity to be horrid, but locals are used to it) and cold, windy, snow-filled winters. Fall in Bloomington is beautiful and the spring is very fair but sometimes full of rain.
TALK to students and alumni before making a final decision. OF COURSE people from the university will tell you everything you want to hear because they want your MONEY. IU is a good school for the right person. Make sure you are 100% sure about your decision before choosing any school." Students Review


Advantages of Indiana U:
-Accommodating professors and supportive academic environment.
-Beautiful and charming campus.
-Lots of clubs, activities and social opportunities.
-Quality food and dining offerings with plenty of variety.

Disadvantages of Indiana U:
-Not much ethnic diversity.
-Difficult to find parking on campus or in town. Parking ticket on campus costs $30.
-Campus a bastion of liberalism surrounded by a sea of conservatism.
-Dorms hot, noisy and cramped.

Student review of campus housing and dorm life:
"The dorm life on campus is simply what you make it. There are some dorms that are better and appear cleaner than others as well but you have to make due with what you have. The dorm bedding is especially better in some than others. Some dorms that are good options to choose from at IU would be Teter, Wilkie, and Ashton. These are just a few. They are quite costly and there has even been talk that apartments on campus are cheaper. But even so, one has to come to college and experience the dorm life. My roommate last year has become one of my good friends. You grow to meet and understand as well as get along with different types of people from all over." College Prowler

Student overview of campus dining:
"Although there are a lot of different food courts, cafés, and convenience stores available to IU students, as well as some big chain restaurants and a few attempts at home-cooking, the general consensus seems to be negative when it comes to dorm food. There would probably be less to complain about, but IU requires freshmen to buy an expensive meal plan which is only good at on-campus eateries. Be sure to use every last point before the end of the year, because IU takes back whatever you have left over. Some common effects of the IU meal plan are regular trips to the cafeterias, the painful realization that none of the Italian restaurants on campus make anything that compares to your mom’s lasagna, and if you’re an aspiring cook, you’ll have to battle the frustration of fast food consumption and insufficient practice facilities.
RPS theoretically offers a number of healthy or vegetarian options for the conscientious eater, but fails to give students a substantive weapon against the dreaded Freshman 15. Salad bars and fruits may have been sitting out for hours. There are as many greasy, fried, fat-soaked choices as there are appealing and healthy foods. The only thing campus dining really has going for it, like most college eating environments, is its convenience. Few of the dorms are left without any type of vendor, which makes the convenience of never having to shop for groceries a plus. As far as taste or nutrition goes, students are left with two options: either search campus far and wide for a balanced meal (you will find it), or settle for fast food day-in and day-out, and make the dreaded Freshman 15 a reality." College Prowler

RESIDENCE HALLS AND DORMS BY NEIGHBORHOOD
Central Neighborhood

Ashton
This coed residence hall is comprised of five individual 4-story buildings (Hershey, Johnston, Moffat, Stemple, and Vos) and one central services building. Ashton houses both graduate and undergraduate students. Single rooms are available. Bunking/lofting of beds is not permitted at Ashton.
Address: 1800 East Tenth Street
Room type: Single occupancy
Residence amenities:
Computer Lab
Modular furniture that can be arranged in several configurations
Music Practice Room
Window Air-conditioners

Eigenmann Residence Center
Eigenmann is an air-conditioned, coed, 14-story building for undergraduate students. Single, double, and triple-occupancy rooms are available. All rooms have individual thermostats and modular furniture. Eigenmann has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned. University offices are housed on two wings of the building.
Address: 1900 East Tenth Street
Room Type: Single occupancy, double occupancy, triple occupancy
Residence amenities:
Air Conditioning
Cool Beans Coffee Shoppe
Document Services Center
Game Room
Hoosier Cafe and Store
Indiana University Outdoor Adventures
IU Bookstore
MAXI Duplicating Center
Modular furnitiure that can be arranged in several configurations
Music Practice Rooms
Outdoor volleyball, tennis and basketball courts
Remodeled Single Rooms, Double Rooms, and a few Triple Rooms
RPS Library
Thermostat and Fan Controls in Each Room
Wall-to-wall Carpeting in Most Student Rooms

Teter Residence Center
Teter is an air-conditioned, coed undergraduate residence hall constructed of five connected buildings (Boisen, Elkins, Rabb, Thompson, and Wissler). Mostly double and some single rooms are available. Teter has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.
Address: 501 North Sunrise Drive
Room types: Single occupancy, double occupancy
Residence amenities:
Academic Support Center
Cooling Air System
Game Room and Theatre
Modular furniture that can be arranged in several configurations
N.S.T. Computer Lab and Study Area
Private Restrooms in Wissler, Thompson, Boisen and Elkin
RPS Library
Wall-to-wall Carpeting in Student Rooms

Union Street Center
Opened in August 2010, this apartment complex offers one-, two-, and four-bedroom units to undergraduate students. All units are fully furnished and include eco-friendly washer and dryer, granite countertops in bathrooms, fully carpeted living and bedrooms, tile flooring in bathrooms, wood flooring in kitchen, air conditioning, fire protection/sprinklers, smoke detection, card access security, cable TV service, wireless Internet service, utilities, and insulated windows. Bunking/lofting of beds is not permitted at Union Street Center.
Address: 445 North Union Street
Room types: 4 bedroom floor plan, 2 bedroom floor plan, 1 bedroom floor plan
Residence amenities:
Air Conditioning
Exercise Area
Fully carpeted living and bedrooms
Movies, Music & More
RPS Library
Union Street Market
Washer and dryer

Wright Residence Center
Wright is a coed undergraduate residence hall made up of 18 connected living units called houses (Campbell, Dodds, Dewey, Dunn, Elliot, Ferguson, Hall, Harding, Harney, Hummer, Jenkins, Lowe, Nichols, Parks, Rollins, Ruter, Stockwell, and Todd).

Mostly double rooms with a limited number of singles and triples are available. All student rooms offer wall-to-wall carpeting, modular furniture, and overhead lighting.

Wright has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.
Address: 501 North Jordan Avenue
Room types: Single room, double room
Residence amenities:
Hoosier Cafe and Store
Modular furniture that can be arranged in several positions
Movies, Music & More
Music Practice Room
Outdoor volleyball, tennis and basketball courts
Wall-to-wall Carpeting in Student Rooms
Wright Food Court
Northwest Neighborhood

Briscoe Residence Center
Briscoe is currently undergoing an extensive renovation to be completed this fall. Shoemaker tower reopened in August 2011 and provides housing in one-, two-, three-, and four-bed suites with private and semi-private restrooms. Gucker tower is presently closed for the same renovation and will reopen in August. Briscoe has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.
Address: 1225 North Fee Lane
Room types: Double room option one, double room option two, double room option three, single room with shared full bath option one, fresh dorm linens, single room with shared full bath option two, suite with two double rooms and a shared full bath option one, suite with two double rooms and a shared full bath option two, double room with shared full bath option one, double room with shared full bath option two
Residence amenities:
Academic Support Center
Computer Lab
Exercise Facility
Movies, Music & More
Music Practice Room
Recreation/Game Room
University Division Advising Office

Collins Living-Learning Center
Collins is a coed residence hall comprised of a central cluster of three four-story buildings (Edmondson, Cravens, and Smith), two satellite buildings (Brown and Greene Halls), and Hillcrest Apartments . Single and double rooms, suites, two-room suites, and one- and two-bedroom apartments are available. Collins has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.
Address: 541 North Woodlawn Avenue
Room types: NA
Residence amenities:
Arts Facilities, Photo Dark room, Digital Photography and Print Media Lab, Digital Video Production Lab, Textiles Lab, Ceramics Lab
Cheshire Café
Collins Cinema
Deli at Collins
Edmondson Dining Room
Recreation Room
RPS Library

Foster Residence Center
This air-conditioned, coed residence hall is made up of five separate residential buildings (Harper, Martin, Magee, Jenkinson, and Shea) and a public building housing a food court, computer lab, late-night recreation venue , and an ice cream shop. Mostly double rooms and some single rooms are available. Foster has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.
Address: 1000 North Fee Lane
Room types: Single room, double room
Residence amenities:
Air Conditioning
Computer Lab (Foster-Magee)
Gresham Food Court
Harper Formal Lounge
Hoosier Den
Outdoor Volleyball Courts
RPS Library
The Underground
University Division Advising Office
Wall-to-wall Carpeting in Student Rooms

McNutt Residence Center
McNutt is an air-conditioned, coed residence hall made up of six five-story buildings (North Courtyard: Bryan, Crone, and Bordner and South Courtyard: Dejoya, Bocobo, and Delgado) and one central service building. Mostly double rooms and some single- and triple-occupancy rooms are available. McNutt has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.

The center building at McNutt includes a convenience store, center desk, computer lab, classrooms, and offices for the Kelley LLC and University Division academic advisors.
Address: 1101 North Fee Lane
Room types: Single room, double room
Residence amenities:
Air Conditioning
Computer Lab
Hoosier Cafe and Store
Kelley Living Learning Center Offices
Music Practice Room
RPS Library
University Division Advising Office
Southeast Neighborhood

Forest Residence Center
Forest is a coed undergraduate residence hall consisting of two 11-story towers and a center building. All three buildings are connected by a breezeway. The towers are home to mostly double rooms, and a few enhanced single rooms. Recent renovations have added air conditioning. Forest has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned. Each tower has a large first floor lounge for study and programmatic space.
Due to construction of the Woodland Centre dining facility opening in August 2013, it is necessary for us to close or relocate services located in the center building. The Academic Support Center will be relocated to the center building at Willkie. The center desk will be relocated to the east tower of Forest. The classroom, Movies, Music, & More, and technology center will be closed for the 2012-13 academic year. Residents are welcome to use these facilities at Read and Willkie.
Address: 1725 East Third Street
Room types: Single room, L-shaped single room, double room, 2-room double
Residence amenities:
Academic Support Center
Greenleaf Dining Room (special event dining)
Movies, Music &More
Music Practice Room
The Woods Recreational Room

Read Residence Center
Read is a coed, undergraduate residence hall of four wings (Beck, Clark, Curry, and Landes) connected by a central hub. Double, single and large-double rooms are available. Some double rooms have private half-baths; most rooms share a half-bath with another room. Read has restrictions on bunking/lofting beds, depending on the room assigned.
Address: 125 South Jordan Avenue
Room types: Single room, double room
Residence amenities:
Beck Game Room
Dance and Music Practice Rooms
El Bistro
Hoosier Cafe
Landes Dining Room at Read
Movies, Music & More
Rooms Modified for Disabled Students
Semi-private Half-bathrooms called "Jonnettes"

Willkie Residence Center
Willkie is a coed, air-conditioned facility for undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be at least 19 years old or have lived in an RPS residence hall for at least two semesters to live at Willkie.Willkie is the only IU Bloomington residence hall that does not have Resident Assistants. Residents and their concerns are represented by Floor Presidents.

This residence center is composed of two 11-story towers; two apartment buildings; and a central services building. Apartments for three to four students are available. Laundry facilities are included in the apartments and a few are modified for disabled students. The two towers provide several types of suites; all suites have full baths and some are modified for disabled students.

Willkie also includes Mason Hall apartments that can house six students in double bedrooms. These apartments do not have air conditioning, are open to first-year students, cost considerably less than single or double rooms, and do not require purchase of a meal plan.

Bunking/lofting of beds is not permitted at Willkie.
Address: 150 North Rose Street
Room types: Mason 3 bedroom apartment (version 1), Mason 3-bedroom apartment (version 2), single room, two-bedroom suite, three-bedroom suite, four-bedroom apartment
Residence amenities:
Air Conditioning (excluding Mason Hall)
Apartments With Washers & Dryers
Auditorium
Hoosier Cafe and Store
Music Practice Rooms
Rehearsal Hall
RPS Library
Thermostat and Fan Controls in Each Room
Wall-to-wall Carpeting

3rd&Union Apartments
This new 4-story limestone building has 102 studio and one-bedroom apartments. All apartment units are air-conditioned and carpeted. Wireless Internet service and Ethernet connections are available in each apartment. A computer lab and laundry facilities are centrally located.
Address: 290 S. Union Street
Room types: accessible studio apartment-385 sq. ft., accessible 1 bedroom apartment-490 sq. ft., studio apartment-375 sq. ft., studio apartment-355 sq. ft., 1 bedroom apartment-465 sq. ft., 1 bedroom apartment-485 sq. ft., 1 bedroom apartment-510 sq. ft

University Apartments
This 4-story limestone building contains 117 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments and is located on East Third Street near the schools of education and music. A computer lab and laundray facilities are centrally located. This building has no air conditioning, elevators, or wireless. Ethernet connections are available in each apartment. Resident-owned air conditioners can be installed by RPS maintenance. Apartments are unfurnished.
Address: 1603 E. Third Street
Room types: Efficiency, one-bedroom
Northeast Neighborhood

Banta, Bicknell, Hepburn and Nutt (BBHN) Apartments
These four 2-story limestone and frame buildings contain 141 unfurnished apartments. Laundry facilities are conveniently located. These buildings have no elevators, air conditioning, or wireless. Ethernet connections are available in the apartments. Resident-owned air conditioners can be installed by RPS maintenance. Bicknell and Hepburn have one-bedroom apartments with a private entrance. Ground-level apartments have patios. The two-bedroom, 2-story townhouses in Banta and Nutt have a private entrance, a small balcony off of the master bedroom, a large storage area under the stairwell, a patio, and a planting area or box.
Address: 800 N. Union Street #101
Room types:  One-bedroom, two-bedroom first floor, two-bedroom second floor

Campus View Apartments
This air-conditioned 9-story limestone building with elevators contains 223 carpeted two-bedroom apartments. A few apartments have tile floors. In each apartment, the kitchen and living room areas are combined and the hallway is lined with closet space. Approximately half of the apartments have an outside balcony. Wireless and Ethernet connections are available in each apartment. Laundry facilities are located on each floor. A computer lab, music practice room, activities room, and library are centrally located in the building. Apartments located on the ends of the building vary somewhat in size from the typical floor plan.
Address: 800 North Union Street
Room types: Two-bedroom with balcony, two-bedroom without balcony

Evermann Apartments
Located in a 4-story limestone building, Evermann contains 182 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments. Laundry facilities, a meeting room, a music practice room, and a computer lab are centrally located. This building has no air conditioning, elevators, or wireless. Resident-owned air conditioners can be installed by RPS maintenance.
Address: 2001 E. Lingelbach Lane
Room types: One-bedroom, efficiency

Redbud Hill Apartments
These two 4-story buildings contain 128 two-bedroom apartments. The apartments are divided into groups of eight that share a stairwell. Laundry facilities are centrally located. These apartments do not have air conditioning, elevators, or wireless. Ethernet connections are available in each apartment. Resident-owned window air conditioners can be installed by RPS maintenance.
Address: 2100 E. Lingelbach Lane or 2200 E. Lingelbach Lane
Room types: Two-bedroom

Tulip Tree Apartments
This air conditioned 11-story building with elevators contains 219 two- and three-bedroom carpeted apartments. The building is currently undergoing complete renovation and will reopen in August 2012.
A large section of windows covers the outside wall in each apartment. The three-bedroom apartments have two bathrooms. Laundry facilities are located on each floor. Wireless and Ethernet connections are available in each apartment. A computer lab, music practice room, and activity room are centrally located in the building.
Address: 2451 E. Tenth Street
Room types: Ground floor 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom end apartment, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom