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Chicago Campus

Northwestern’s present Chicago Campus dates to 1921 when the University purchased nine acres of land in Streeterville on Chicago’s North Side and launched a fundraising campaign to erect buildings for the University’s medical, dental, law, and business schools.

A century later, the Chicago Campus houses a thriving academic and interdisciplinary research enterprise that spans most of Northwestern’s academic disciplines, engages the City’s civic, social and cultural institutions and partners with medical affiliates like Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, and Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


Founded by Chicagoans in 1850, Northwestern has a long history in the City of Chicago.

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Streeterville Neighborhood

Streeterville is home to world-class cultural, educational, and medical institutions as well as a vibrant restaurant, shopping and nightlife scene.

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Chicago Campus Map

Print out or view an interactive map of the Chicago campus.

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