Living in Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana University School of Medicine is located on a modern university campus (known as IUPUI) in downtown Indianapolis, IN. The campus has excellent facilities, including a world class swimming facility, the IU Natatorium. Indianapolis is the capital city of the state of Indiana and its population is ~1 million. It has a low cost of living (about 8% less expensive to live and work compared to other comparable locations in the Midwest), affordable housing, and outstanding city parks, zoo, and museums (including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art, and the world's largest children's museum). A recent study from the Biotechnology Industry Organization and Forbes magazine recently rated Indianapolis as one of the 10 best places for a business or career. The city has a rich culture with diverse restaurants, many theatres, a symphony orchestra, and numerous concert series, including top popular music performers. Indianapolis International Airport is located close to downtown. Professional sports are well represented with the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts (football), the Indiana Pacers (basketball), Indianapolis Indians (baseball), Indiana Ice (ice hockey), and other teams. The city is famous for hosting Indy car, NASCAR, and Formula One motor racing events at the Indianapolis Speedway race track and also for hosting many key amateur sports events such as the NCAA basketball Final Four.
For more details on Indianapolis, please visit our About Indianapolis page.
Moving to Indianapolis
For those moving to Indianapolis, we know that finding housing is at the top of your to-do list; therefore, we have provided several resources for you. The IUPUI campus is located west of downtown Indianapolis, but there are apartments all around the city within a twenty-minute drive. An apartment guide that may be helpful can be found at http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Indiana/Indianapolis. Another website you may find interesting is www.visitindy.org. This website has a really interesting podcast called “doing Indy” which you will find on the right side of your screen. The podcast is an opportunity to explore Indianapolis virtually!
You may also wish to check the IUPUI Housing and Residence Life web page at http://life.iupui.edu/housing/ for on campus housing options or the School of Medicine Housing web page at http://msaa.iusm.iu.edu/FinancialAid/housing/index.htm. Please note that if you are interested in campus housing:
a) It is a bit more expensive than other apartments in the downtown area, and
b) They typically fill up fast so you will want to complete your application as soon as possible.
We are also polling current students and post-docs and asking for comments about apartment options throughout the city. Please note these will be anecdotal comments from current students and do not represent official opinions of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Also, there may be cases where more than one person provided comments for a particular apartment complex/area and there may be discrepancies in the overall recommendation. We will provide the results of this poll towards the middle of June.
Updated May 2016. The Housing Survey includes anecdotal comments from former and current students and postdocs and do not represent official opinions of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Also note, there may be cases where more than one person provides comments for a particular apartment complex/area and there may be discrepancies in the overall recommendation. View the Housing Survey Results.