Chicago,
Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois just along Lake Michigan, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

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HOUSING

Housing Tips:

  • Lots of public transportation, do not need to look for places with parking for a car

  • The Flats at East West University ($1200 for own room, August-December lease)

  • Airbnb with other co-ops ($600-900)

  • Check Local Facebook groups (DePaul College Campus)

  • Please avoid using Craigslist as it is not very reliable​​

 

Recommended Neighborhoods:

  • Wicker Park

  • Lincoln Park

  • The Loop

  • Streeterville

  • River North

  • Old Town

  • Wrigleyville

  • Oak Park

  • Forest Park

 

Furnished 3 bed/1 bath Apartment  for UC Co-op Students

Level Architecture Incorporated is offering a newly refreshed, furnished apartment for co-op students on a short-term basis. Located above the firm's new office building in Avondale, it will be equipped with all basic furnishings. A few UC Alumni work for the firm and there's potential to attend networking opportunities through their firm's events.

Bed/Bath

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Location

3489 N Elston Ave, Chicago

Rent

$800/month,
Short-term lease

Available

Fall 2022

Interested? Contact Marisa W at marisa@levelincorporated.com

University Center 
Student Housing

University Center is a Chicago student housing community offering newly renovated apartments and amenities in a comfortable, clean, and secure environment. There are a variety of floor plan options to fit any lifestyle and budget, including shared or individual suites and apartment-style units. Spacious layouts and convenient amenities welcome you, along with exceptional service. The community has an ideal location within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Bed/Bath

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (more options)

Rent

$1800/month,
Short-term lease

Available

Academic Semester Terms

Interested? Go to the website

PLACES TO FIND HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

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Not yet available in all cities, but aptamigo is another great resource to help you find apartments in Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Nashville! 

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TRANSPORTATION

Modes of Transportation

  • Public transportation

    • Light Rail "The L"

    • Uber/Lyft/Taxi

  • Walk

    • Chicago is relatively walkable 

  • Biking

    • Bike along Lakeshore!

    • Divvy bike share

  • Driving

    • It is not recommended that you drive​, but if you do expect traffic

    • Parking is expensive, but you can use SpotHero

Transportation Specific to Chicago

  • Monthly pass with Ventra card is $100

  • $240 monthly Metra Commuter Train

  • $100 monthly unlimited subway pass

Recommended Apps

  • Citymapper

  • Ventra

  • SpotHero

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

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Museum of Science & Industry

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Cloudgate

(The Bean)

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Maggie Daley Park

 

MAP OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

In this map you will find specific information about housing, entertainment, transportation, and ​landmarks around the city. This map has a lot more information once expanded so be sure to check it out in depth

 CONTACT & ALUMNI NETWORK

Contact

People to contact, who have lived in this city ​​​

Alumni Network 

You may have left Cincinnati, but there are UC alumni living near you! Click the button below to view the alumni network in your area.