Stiles Hall Residence

Housing & Residential Life

Conveniently located at 325 N. 15th Street, PAFA offers coordinated housing with Drexel University at Stiles Hall. Just a few blocks from campus, Stiles Hall houses both undergraduate and graduate students providing three floors exclusively reserved for PAFA students. Stiles Hall can house approximately 55 PAFA students.

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Stiles Hall is an amenity-rich community with apartments that have plenty of space for living comfortably and continuing the art process outside of the classroom.

  • Private bedroom for each student
  • Extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, and wardrobe
  • Standard kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink
  • One bathroom per apartment with a standing shower, sink, and toilet
  • Living area with a kitchen table, chairs, and couch
  • Unlimited washer and dryer access on each floor
  • Utilities included: television, telephone, and internet access
  • Fully equipped with air conditioning and central heating
  • 24/7 security with building card-access
  • First floor Social Lounge for events and study space

PAFA at Stiles Hall is a non-smoking residence, and pets cannot be accommodated.


Undergraduate Students

PAFA strongly encourages incoming undergraduates to live in Stiles Hall. Student housing offers a smaller, supportive community within the larger PAFA community. We have found that this small group helps to create comfort and stability for incoming students. The resident assistant and live-in Student Life Coordinator help students transition into their lives at PAFA with fun in-house events and daily support. Though welcome to stay for subsequent years, most students leave Stiles Hall after their first year to transition into off-campus housing in a neighborhood they like near PAFA.


International Students

Moving to Philadelphia from afar can be a big transition. By choosing student housing, some of the problems of a big move are solved. Our apartments come fully furnished with two on-site staff members, the Resident Assistant and the live-in Student Life Coordinator who are available to assist students during their transition to life in Philadelphia.


MFAs and Post-Baccs

Graduate students are welcome in Stiles Hall. Though many graduate students choose off-campus housing, those who live in Stiles will be provided with the same accommodations and support that undergraduates receive. Some Post-Baccalaureate students find that moving into the fully-furnished apartments at Stiles Hall save them from relocating their belongings during the program's one-year duration.

On-Campus Housing Rates

2019-2020 Academic Year Housing Rates (9-months)

  Per Semester Per Academic Year
Private bedroom in a 3-bedroom apartment $ 6,005 $ 12,010
Private bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment $ 6,575 $ 13,150

2019 Low-Residency MFA Summer Housing Rates

Low-Residency MFA housing (8-weeks) $3,325

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How to Apply

To apply for housing, incoming students must complete the Housing Application linked on their PAFA acceptance letter and pay the required $350 housing deposit.

Returning students can reserve housing by contacting Katherine Volpe, Student Life Coordinator. Apartments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to newly admitted students.

Housing is guaranteed only upon receipt of a separate tuition deposit (for new students), or confirmed course registration for the fall semester (for returning students).

For more information about PAFA at Stiles Hall contact Katherine Volpe, Student Life Coordinator, at kvolpe@pafa.edu

Roommate Selection Process

After submitting a housing application and deposit, students should then complete the “Let’s Get to Know You” questionnaire. We do our best to pair you with a roommate that shares your habits and interests.

The information provided through this questionnaire will help us understand what kind of roommate you are with questions such as “What time do you go to bed?” “What does privacy mean to each of you?” “How often do you do the dishes”?


Contact Us

Student Services at PAFA is fully committed to assisting students with their needs and questions.

Telephone: (215) 972-2199

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