Choosing where to live in Chicago

Chicago has a variety of neighborhoods to choose from; DePaul students live throughout the city as well as in the suburbs. Getting to the Loop Campus is very easy since all “L” train lines, the Metra commuter rail and numerous bus lines have stops near the Loop Campus.

Just two blocks from DePaul’s Loop Campus, the University Center Chicago (UCC) offers numerous amenities, including a workout center, study rooms, food court, game room, bicycle storage and rooftop garden. The UCC location is ideal for DePaul graduate students; rent is billed conveniently through your student account. Visit DePaul's Housing website to get more information and access the online housing application form.

The Office of Student Life’s Commuter Programs and Services (CPS) department provides links to off-campus housing resources​. There are numerous free apartment search services in the Chicago area as well. Information about many of them can be found online by typing “Chicago apartment search” into any search engine.​

StudentSpace - FREE Apartment Finding Service for Driehaus

Driehaus College of Business works closely with StudentSpace, a free apartment locator service that works specifically with you to help you find an apartment that meets your needs. 

StudentSpace makes your search for a place much easier by reviewing your criteria (budget, safety, pets, parking, public transportation, special needs, wants, etc.) and then providing valuable information about all the options in Chicago, either downtown near the school or in any other neighborhood through the city.  StudentSpace provides tours of several properties before you make a decision.

For those who are not able to visit Chicago for your housing search, StudentSpace can help you find a place and sign a lease remotely.  Contact StudentSpace to get up to date pricing, availability and tour information: