Northwestern’s student housing options are as numerous as they are varied. Virtually all first-year students choose to live in our residence halls and nearly 70% of the undergraduate population lives on campus. It’s no wonder that life-long friendships are often formed in our halls or that ideas from around the world are exchanged in our rooms.
All undergraduate students have the option to live in our residence halls, residential colleges, and special-interest housing. Students can explore the requirements to live in one of the fraternity or sorority houses. Regardless of the option you choose, you’ll find that living at Northwestern is sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable times of your life.
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If you know the kind of facility or type of community you’re looking for, you can select from the list below. You can also browse all of our housing options.
- Residence Halls
- Residential Colleges
- Residential Communities
- Special Interest Housing
- Substance-Free Housing
- Gender Open Housing
In the descriptions, you will see some terms used to describe the style of housing. You can learn more about the layout of traditional style housing, open suites, and closed suites. You will also find some common amenities that the University provides in all of our residence halls and residential colleges.
To access the Undergraduate Housing application, visit our Housing Assignments page.