With a population of nearly three million, Chicago is the cultural, industrial and commercial center of the Midwest. The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium, and Adler Planetarium — a few of the city's nationally known museums — draw millions of visitors each year. Those who enjoy the performing arts have many options too, including the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and numerous theater groups. Chicago's universities and colleges stimulate cultural creativity and appreciation. Art in all its forms—music, dance, drama, painting, sculpture—is part of the Chicago scene.
For recreation, entertainment, and sheer enjoyment, Chicago provides a wide range of extraordinary opportunities. Major league baseball, professional basketball, football, and hockey, and any number of collegiate sporting events, attract thousands of enthusiastic spectators. Winter and summer recreation areas for skiing, jogging, hiking, swimming, sailing, playing tennis, and golfing are located in the many parks of the city and surrounding area.
Learn more about student life at Feinberg via the links below.
- Life Ambassadors Program
Communicate directly with Feinberg medical students
- Student Voices Video
Hear firsthand from students what makes the Feinberg School of Medicine a unique environment to become a well-rounded physician and/or researcher, as well as a leader in the medical community
- Student Organizations
See a complete list of our student organizations that represent our students’ diverse interests.
Find additional information about life at Feinberg from resources outside the Office of Admissions.
- Student Organizations
Discover the wide variety of organizations for medical students to join at Feinberg
- Diversity at Feinberg
Find information on how Feinberg cultivates an environment of belonging and inclusion for all
Find housing options in the neighborhoods of Chicago
- About Feinberg
Discover our history, major achievements, and leadership
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about life at Feinberg via our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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As provided by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, now known as the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, you are entitled to request and receive a copy of Northwestern University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics for the previous 3 years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies on drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Northwestern University Police Department Deputy Chief at 847-491-3256.