Stiles Hall Residence

Housing & Residential Life

PAFA offers coordinated student housing with Drexel University at Stiles Hall, conveniently located at 325 N. 15th Street. Just a brief walk from campus, Stiles Hall houses both undergraduate and graduate students on two floors exclusively reserved for PAFA students. 

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

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Image text: 22-23 Important housing dates. May 31: Housing acceptances posted, June 30th: $500 housing deposit deadline (non-refundable after this date), TBD: room assignments, move-in information emailed to students, August 28-30th: new student orientation, August 31st: First day of classes.

Apartment Features: 

Apartments contain one, two, or three single bedrooms attached to a common living area with a seating area, kitchen items, and full bathroom.  

  • Every resident lives in a private bedroom with a lockable door, large window, extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, and wardrobe. 

  • Apartment kitchens have a full-sized refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. 

  • Apartment bathrooms include a standing shower, sink, toilet and storage cabinet. 

  • Apartment living areas all have a large window, kitchen table, chairs, and couch. 

Stiles Hall Amenities: 

  • Social Lounge on the first floor for events and study space  

  • Unlimited free washer and dryer access on each floor 

  • Paid utilities included, for those who connect through their own devices: television, telephone, and internet access 

  • Central air conditioning and central heating, controlled by floor 

  • 24/7 security staff at entrance with building card-access 

PAFA at Stiles Hall is a non-smoking residence. Pets other than service animals cannot be accommodated. 

Virtual Tour of Stiles Hall

Undergraduate Students

Incoming undergraduates, whether first-year or transfer, are strongly encouraged to live in Stiles Hall. Student housing offers a smaller, supportive community within the larger PAFA community. Residential programming and resources help to create comfort and stability for incoming students. The Resident Assistants and live-in Student Life Coordinator support students during the transition into their lives at PAFA with fun in-house events and daily support. Though welcome to stay for subsequent years, many students leave Stiles Hall after their first year to transition into off-campus housing with friends in a Philadelphia neighborhood they connect to. 

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 taken care of for you. Stiles Hall apartments come fully furnished and on-site staff members, the Resident Assistants and the live-in Student Life Coordinator are available to personally assist students during their transition to life in Philadelphia. 

MFAs and Post-Baccalaureates 

Graduate students are welcome in Stiles Hall. Though many graduate students choose off-campus housing, those who live in Stiles take advantage of the same accommodations and support that undergraduates receive. Low-Res MFAs in-town for summers only, and one-year Post-Baccalaureate students find that moving into the fully-furnished apartments at Stiles Hall save them from relocating their belongings. 

How to Apply

Note: Housing at Stiles Hall for the 2022-2023 academic year is now closed.

To apply for housing, incoming students must complete the Housing Application linked below, and pay the required $500 housing deposit. Returning students should complete the housing application as well. Apartments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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) in addition to your application fee and housing deposit. Within your housing application, students will be asked to complete a roommate questionnaire. We do our best to pair you with a roommate that shares your habits and interests based on these questions.

On-Campus Housing Rates

2022-2023 Academic Year Housing Rates (9-months)


Per Semester

Per Academic Year

1-bedroom apartment (for medical accommodations only) $9,030 $18,060
Private bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment $6,735 $13,470
Private bedroom in a 3-bedroom apartment $6,125 $12,250

Fees & Deposits

Housing application fee* (non-refundable)

Housing deposit $500

2022 Low-Residency MFA Summer Housing Rates (Pro-Rated)


1 Bedroom $4,095
Private bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment $3,015
Private bedroom in a 3-bedroom apartment $2,745

Fees & Deposits

Housing Application Fee* (non-refundable) $100
Housing Deposit $250

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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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