With a population of nearly three million, Chicago is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and entertainment center of the Midwest. Famed for its iconic architecture, it is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to dozens of cultural landmarks including the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, and Navy Pier. Outdoor enthusiasts in Chicago enjoy swimming, running, biking, and other sports on the many parks and beaches along Lake Michigan. The city’s nationally known museums draw millions of visitors each year, and those who enjoy the performing arts have many options, including the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and nationally-recognized theater groups.
Northwestern University's Chicago campus is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. The size and diversity of Chicago and outlying suburbs is apparent in the exceptional clinical experiences that our programs are able to offer thanks to our Consortium member institutions.
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 interests – sports, art, music, theater, fitness, food, family entertainment – there are endless options. Just a few blocks away from the medical campus, there is shopping on Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile,” as well as thriving nightlife in the many restaurants, bars, and clubs of the Rush Street and River North areas.