AU dorms cater to students of varied dispositions. The North Side dorms of Hughes, McDowell, and Leonard are considered quieter, and residents there say they have tight-knit communities because they are smaller. The South Side dorms of Letts, Anderson, and Centennial are home to more frat brothers and sorority sisters, and are therefore a little rowdier.
Leonard is home to the school’s many international students, and there are specialized floors elsewhere, including all-women's floors and community service floors. Honors floors and Learning Community floors, where students live with similarly interested roommates, are becoming increasingly popular. Most students are satisfied with housing options, as long as they live somewhere appropriate to their personalities. Many freshmen live on campus and say it makes meeting people easier, but by junior year, students start moving off campus.