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Best Dorm at IU

InterestedIUInterestedIU Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
So I just got into IU yesterday and I am about to fill out the housing form, and I just wanted to get some people's opinions on the best dorms at IU. I'm the jockish type and I like to party hard but I'm still incredibly diligent and I work hard so I'm wondering what dorm would be the best fit.
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Replies to: Best Dorm at IU

  • SolidSnake961SolidSnake961 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    pick northwest neighborhood, freshman cant pick actual dorms, just the neighborhood
  • JewlietJewliet Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    pick northwest if you want to party. mcnutt is nasty and nicknamed mcslut for a reason, foster is cool and briscoe is nasty as well.

    central is where its at
  • radronOmegaradronOmega - Posts: 805 Member
    Yah, central's location is unbeatable. That alone should make it your pick. Also, Collins is really nice. It's nicknamed "hogwarts" for a reason ahahah. ANd maybe a little bias here, but living in Read with its own restroom per room, rather than sharing it with 150 other kids on a floor is no comparison. Flat out amazing. Also, the showers at Read are really nice, and it's still close to a lot of the buildings. Plus, having THREE food eating places within the building is an INVALUABLE advantage. THe only place that tops Read is Wright. (I hate all the food in the foster food court).
  • maxellismaxellis Registered User Posts: 1,172 Senior Member
    Norhtwest is where the parties are at (but people's houses are where the real parties are at; dorm parties kinda suck), but it sucks to get to classes. Central is awesome. I am in a triple in Eigenmann, so we have big rooms, but is more expensive and out of the way kinda. If I could choose my dorm it would be Wright, Foster, and Teter in that order.
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    I don't understand why everyone says Central is the best location. There's no location comparable to Collins, but that dorm attracts a "different" type of person.

    Teter is the best in the Central Neighborhood, Foster is the best in NW, Willkie (upper classmen) in the SE, and then Collins which is the closest to the academic halls. I think Teter/Foster provide the best balance.
  • lakeeffectlakeeffect Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Read is in the SE neighborhood, not Central. My D lives in Read. Slightly nerdy dorm, but nice rooms (big singles), nice to have the shared bathroom, and great for a music or ballet major since it's across from the MAC and has piano and practice rooms in the dorm. Also very close to central campus and a lot of the classes most people take freshmen year. Cannot choose your dorm but they seem to assign the music majors there if they choose southeast,
  • InterestedIUInterestedIU Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    thanks to all for the responses. I'm gonna pick northwest and hope that I get either foster or mcnutt
  • danielindy7danielindy7 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Location, atmosphere, friendly interactive, interesting individuals
  • HBachaniHBachani Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hey there,

    where do most business students stay? and also radronOmega, after all the advantages you mentioned of Read, why is Wright still better?
  • hi_im_leilahi_im_leila Registered User Posts: 2,024 Senior Member
    Most business students stay in the Northwest neighborhood due to its proximity to the Kelley School. Wright and Read are on pretty equal footing in my opinion. Both have a great location, food, and no air conditioning. However, Read has a more anti-social reputation and a high percentage of music majors living there.
  • AcademicAuroraAcademicAurora Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    DOes anyone know which dorm all the dance majors are in?
  • PinotNoirPinotNoir Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    I think a lot of performance majors are in the Southeast neighborhood (if you're a freshman, you pick neighborhoods, not dorms).
  • cvvassallocvvassallo Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    can someone send me a link to the housing application? The application I filled out says that the 2012-13 year application is not available yet
  • MidwestMom17MidwestMom17 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    You can now complete your app for 2012-2013 housing (for incoming freshmen). See links beginning on IU:RPS - Redirect
    Requires a $300 deposit, but you can get some of that back if you decide later not to go to IU. We have heard it is best to apply ASAP to improve your chances of getting the neighborhood and room type you want.
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