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Community Life

Why live on campus?

  • A safe, close-knit residential experience in the heart of Chicago
  • A deeper sense of fellowship with peers
  • Take full advantage of campus resources at your convenience
  • Walking distance of public transit options, including buses and Brown Line ‘L’ train stations
  • Highways, grocery stores, and other shopping options are also nearby
  • A wide variety of neighborhood ethnic restaurants and grocery stores

Housing application

Current students who wish to move to a new campus housing location should request an inter-campus move by reaching out to Graduate Student Housing.

PLEASE NOTE: Studio apartments are currently not available for new housing requests.

Priority Deadlines

  • Fall term: June 1
  • Spring term: November 1
  • Summer term: March 1

See Housing Guidelines or contact Graduate Student Housing for help.

Graduate Housing Costs for 2024-25

All rent amounts include utilities and heat.

  • Studio: $855-$1,130/month
  • 1-Bedroom Apartments: $945-$1,545/month
  • 2-Bedroom Apartments: $1,220-$1,545/month*
  • 3-Bedroom Apartments $1,275-$1,955/month
  • House-share (4-person occupancy): 1,955/month

*2-bedroom units can be split between single students sharing an apartment with one person per bedroom.

PLEASE NOTE: Studio apartments are currently not available for new housing requests.

Housing Profiles

On Campus

South of Foster Avenue, on North Park’s campus, housing options include studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Adjacent to North Park Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, a Chicago public high school. Hibbard Elementary School and Albany Park Multicultural Academy Middle School are just blocks away.

North of Campus

One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are available in the North Park neighborhood north of Foster Avenue, approximately three blocks north of campus.

This neighborhood is home to a few great schools, including Peterson Elementary and North Side College Preparatory School. There are also several preschool options, including one at North Park Covenant Church. The neighborhood is a mix of apartments and single-family homes on tree-lined, one-way streets.

Meet the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing

Allison Schoenbeck is the Assistant Director of Residence Life & Housing. Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education & Youth Studies from Roosevelt University and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. She joined us after working as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising from DePaul University where she served both undergraduate and graduate students. Allison has experience in admissions, student retention, and advising. Allison’s goal is to foster a community of educational purist to enrich the human experience as well as encourage growth.

What did you do before coming to NPU?I worked as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising for the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at DePaul University.

What do you most look forward to within Res Life this academic year?I am looking forward to being a part of graduate student housing operations. In addition, I am looking forward to serving our graduate student population here at North Park.

What do you like to do on your days off?I enjoy walking my dog, road running, and cooking.

Anything else your NPU residents should know about you?I am looking forward to fostering an inclusive environment that will support your academic, social, professional, and personal goals. Do not hesitate to contact me, I am happy to help!