Living in the Dorms

A big part of our life is sleeping. For college students, we normally need to spend at least 8 hours a day in our residence hall, and some of college students have never had experiences of living in an apartment. So, what are the dorms in IU like?

  Like this one?

 Or this one?

NeitherIU provides students with two main kinds of living spaces: Residence Halls & Furnished Apartments and Unfurnished Apartments.

Now, take a deep breath and let’s go see them.

Residence Halls & Furnished Apartments

If you choose to live in residence halls or furnished apartments, there are three different standards for you to choose from: Economy, Standard and Enhanced.


Price range: $4866-$6584, an academic year (summer excluded)

Highlights: Not air conditioned, community bathrooms.


Price range: $6545-$8509, an academic year (summer excluded)

Highlights: Air conditioned, semi-private half or full bathrooms.


Price range: $7690-$10989, an academic year (summer excluded)

Highlights: Have everything you can imagine.

Unfurnished Apartments

These apartments are unfurnished. You can decorate your own room AS LONG AS within the apartment policy.

Price range: $340-$1k+, per person, per month. * Most unfurnished apartments require you to find your own roommates. Otherwise you need to rent for the entire room, which might double your rent.

GREAT NEWS: ALL utility fees are included in your rent, no matter which in-campus apartment do you choose.

Have more questions? Please visit the RPS website or contact us at

Yaguang Wu

International Student Ambassador

International Student Ambassador