As I have been watching over IU's class of 2017 FB page, I have notices a common theme about living in Northwest. As a ex "Northwesterner" I must say living in the Northwest may have some perks but it isn't perfect. A lot of people want to live in Northwest because of the party life known to be there. Truth be told that party atmosphere can be found at any dorm not just in NW.
Now I know that Collins counts as part of NW, but I hope you know I am talking about the dorms on Fee Lane (Briscoe, McNutt, and Foster) from here on out.
Advantages of living on Fee Lane
if you are coming from North of Bloomington, this is pretty close after a long drive
closer to sports arenas and the tailgate field -nice when you have to walk
Partiers- easier to find a party in a dorm
Disadvantages of living on Fee Lane
Up a big hill that is really annoying to walk on a Sunny, Rainy, Snowy, and Windy Day
kind of separated from campus, there is only 2 bus routes that go there the "A" bus(IUBus) and 1N (Bloomington bus)
close to sports Arenas and the tailgate field- sometimes when there is a game (i.e soccer) you can here the announcer
Partiers - like to party all week, so when your studying there may be a party in the dorm next to you (it quiets down 2nd semester)
Advantages of Living @ Briscoe
tutoring and gym at the center building
nicer rooms with private bathrooms and its fairly new