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Student Housing at NLU

National Louis provides a campus housing option just steps from the Michigan Avenue campus.  Located four blocks from ‌campus, the University Center offers residents a unique living experience in a high-rise building located in the heart of Chicago – steps from the best the city has to offer – from summer festivals and year-round entertainment to great restaurants and shopping, and located close to many forms of public transportation to get around the city with ease. ‌

Millenium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and other cultural centers are within a few blocks of NLU campus housing, providing the perfect balance of recreation and enrichment. With all of the amenities students expect from high-end living, the University Center provides a stylish interior providing a comfortable, secure setting so you can focus on what is most important- your academic goals.




Student Housing Amenities 

Building Features

  • FREE Cable
  • FREE Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Community Events
  • On-Site Management
  • 24/7 Secure Building Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center and/or Computer Lab
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Cleaning Service (charges apply)
  • Starbucks Coffee shop located within the building
  • On Site Dining Hall (meal packages required)

Furniture Included

  • Sofa, Lounge Chair and Coffee Table
  • Kitchen Table and Chairs
  • Beds
  • Bedroom keyed entry for privacy
  • Desk and Chair
  • Closets with custom inserts
  • Full-Size Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Individual HVAC Controls
  • All utility costs


Cost Per Term

NLU provides single (private) bedrooms within shared 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments. 

Prices are subject to change.

Residence Hall Deposit for Students (One-Time, Non-Refundable): $250

               *Fall 2020 Non-Refundable deposits due: July 15, 2020

               *Winter 2021 Non-Refundable deposits due: November 15, 2020

               *Spring 2021 Non-Refundable deposits due: February 15, 2021

               *Summer 2021 Non-Refundable deposits due: May 15, 2021


Full Year Contract: $4,225 per quarter / $16,900 per year 

Academic Year Contract: $4,500 per quarter / $13,500 per academic year (9 months)



Student Housing Application

Ready to get started and move in?  Complete the housing application through the NLU Application Portal to get started and pay your housing deposit here.


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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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