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Where to Live?

  • Why would I want to live on campus instead of living in an off-campus apartment?

    You may be surprised to that students who live on campus consistently achieve higher grade point averages than those who do not—both nationally and at IUP. Research shows that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their living environment, are more satisfied with their college experience, and have a greater retention and graduation rate than their off-campus counterparts.

    Would living on campus be safer than living off campus?

    The answer depends on the safety features offered at off-campus complexes. Our facilities include alarmed exterior doors that require card access 24/7, security cameras at all exterior doors, sprinkler systems and smoke detectors in all rooms and common areas, and professional and paraprofessional staff members who will keep an eye on things.