Indiana Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search
The search cycle at the University of Indiana lasts throughout the first and second semester most years. If you're looking for a great place like Tenth and College with four bedrooms or the best amenities, you'll want to start contacting landlords as early as October. But if you're interested in an apartment with one roommate or no roommate at all, you'll be able to find a good place close to campus in Bloomington through February or March. Searching earlier also helps in a great landlord, so we research the Top 5 Indiana University Landlords to narrow your search.
Rent In Bloomington
Compared to other schools its size, the rent for IU apartments isn't too bad. Places considered cheap will cost you under $600 per month if you grab a few roommates.
Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom:
Life in Bloomington, IN Where to Have Fun
Things To Do
Bloomington is a robust college town, with plenty of college bars and house parties that will be overflowing with people. USA Today ranked it as the top party school in America in 2015 and IU also found its way on our Top Schools for Frats & Sororities. So, there are a lot of opportunities for good times to be had.
But aside from the basics, here are a few more things to check out:
- Lotus Fest. Into music festivals? This one is great.
- The IU Art Museum. Every school has art on display. Only IU has an art museum like this.
We mapped out some of the absolute must-do things before you graduate previously. Now is a great time to revisit our list.
It's hard to even list all of the best bars around Indiana. The Internet is crawling with lists of great Indiana bars and everyone has their own style. Some cater to grad students. Some cater to bros. Some are dive bars. Some are clubs.
But students generally frequent these bars most often:
- The Bluebird
- Video Saloon
Not only does Indiana house the best parties, but it has some of the best scenery around - it was ranked the 15th most beautiful campus in the United States by BestCollegeReviews.org. A great way to take advantage of the sights around campus is to use the IU Outdoor Adventure program. You can rent or buy equipment for a day and they'll help you map out trips, learn about trails, and more. If you don’t have time for an adventure, watching the squirrels on campus can be pretty amusing.