On-Campus Options for Students

Information about Northwestern Housing for students is available on the Residential Services website. Undergraduate students are required to live in university housing for the first two years of their program.

Off-Campus Housing

The university provides various resources to assist members of the Northwestern community in finding housing. See Northwestern's Off-Campus Life webpage for useful information including resources on finding housing, subletting and finding roommates.

Standard Procedures

When applying for an apartment, a landlord may require an application fee and a credit check (which may require a Social Security number or ITIN), as well as proof of income. Also, when signing a lease, a landlord may require a deposit (usually equivalent to one month's rent) in addition to the first rent payment.

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