Renting in Bloomington
Bloomington can feel like a landlord’s town, but a lot of nice living options are available. Start looking early and keep the following information in mind; we know you’ll find a great place to live.
GPSG Housing Board
Looking for a home in Bloomington? Need a roommate? Advertise and search here!
What Should I pay for rent?
Bloomington has a wide range of rental options, but typically properties near campus can rent anywhere from $400-$600 per person in an apartment or home with multiple bedrooms or $700-$1000 for a studio or single unit.
Is Bloomington Pet-Friendly?
Bloomington is a very pet friendly city! Most apartment complexes allow 1-2 pets, with a nominal pet deposit or fee.
Are you prepared to replace your entire wardrobe in case a fire damages your apartment? What about your furniture and appliances? Renter’s insurance is VERY affordable (less or around about $100 a year), and well worth the low cost for those of us who cannot afford to replace our belongings in case of a fire or robbery. Call any local insurance company for more information and price quotes.
IU Sponsored and Campus Housing
IU Real Estate
IU Real Estate rents properties designated for only IU graduate students, staff and faculty. These tend to be closer to campus than many other realtors. All IU Real Estate houses are a part of the IU Bloomington Campus and thus demand the same high building and landscape standards as the rest of the campus. Also, renting from IU means your rent is charged to your bursar bill each month (which you can pay online) and IU maintenance is only a phone call away.
Residential Programs and Services (RPS)
You may also want to live on-campus in an IU-owned apartment. These aren’t the nicest or largest places to live, but they’re reliable, close to campus and fairly affordable.
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Housing Board
Assists academic appointees with temporary housing needs, especially visitors, new appointees, and those taking leaves of absence.
On IU Classifieds, you can find sublet listings and connect with other students in search of roommates. IU login required.
Student Affairs Off-Campus Living Resources
Various resources and tips to make your off-campus living experience the best it can be in Bloomington.
Other Search Engines
Still not finding what you’re looking for? Try these resources, as well:
- Apartment Guide
- Apartments in Bloomington
- Facebook Marketplace
- Hoosier Apartments
Disclaimer: Housing information is provided as a service to the community by the IU-Bloomington Graduate Student Government. The GPSG assumes no liability for the contents of any ad, or the replies to any ad; all such liability rests with the advertiser and/or the respondent.