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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Living in Chicago

Our campus is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, along the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. Our neighborhood is growing at an astonishing pace with new restaurants, grocery stores, shopping options, and apartment buildings appearing all the time.

Living in the City

Streeterville is only one neighborhood in this exciting city full of unique pockets that reflect the many cultures that live here. No matter your extracurricular interests – sports, art, music, theater, fitness, food – there are endless options. 

Find information on Chicago neighborhoods.

Read a guide about Chicago's major museums.

Learn about city events on Metromix.

Housing Resources

Our convenient and beautiful location in the Streeterville neighborhood offers many housing options within walking distance to campus, so many Feinberg students choose to live nearby.  Of course, Chicago offers a diversity of neighborhoods and communities, and you’ll have plenty of options to find a place to call home.  Chicago’s extensive public transportation network can be accessed within steps of campus, so you’ll have easy access to the various neighborhoods and experiences the city offers.


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We understand that you may not be familiar with the Chicago housing market and neighborhoods.  So, as you begin to research and consider your housing options, you can utilize these resources:

Private apartment buildings close to campus and popular with students:

StudentSpace is a free service to help students find housing.  If you need assistance finding housing near campus or convenient to transportation that will get you to campus, you can contact StudentSpace at for the latest updates, availability, and student specials.


Training in the City

Chicago offers an incredible backdrop for MD training. The size and cultural diversity of our city allows us to infuse cultural competency training into our students’ clinical experiences, including our clinics in Chinatown and on Devon.

Learn more about how Chicago plays a part in the MD Curriculum.

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