University of Chicago law students are very fortunate to have a wide range of affordable housing options convenient to the Law School. The cost of living in Chicago is one of its greatest advantages and is quite reasonable considering that Chicago is the nation's third largest city. 

Approximately 80 percent of our first-year law students live in Hyde Park, the neighborhood immediately surrounding the University of Chicago campus. In Hyde Park, the housing options consist of (1) University-owned housing, which includes several university-owned neighborhood apartment buildings and (2) many large private apartment buildings.

University-owned Housing

The University owns and manages units for rent to University graduate students. Here are some important links for learning more about University-owned housing:

Private Apartment Buildings

There are also many private apartment buildings available to our students, some of which offer discounts and specials to law students. Many of these apartments are in high-rise buildings and have outstanding amenities, including parking, a doorman, laundry or dry cleaning facilities, and a gym. The following is a list of some of the local apartment buildings available to our students (this is not an all-inclusive list or an endorsement of any apartment building).


StudentSpace is a free service that focuses on helping students find housing near the Law School or near transportation that takes students to the Law School. StudentSpace can even help you secure housing remotely if you are not able to travel to Chicago for your housing search. StudentSpace assists both incoming and current UChicago law students. Please contact StudentSpace at info@student-space.com for the latest updates, availability, and student specials. 

Additional Information for Other Chicago Neighborhoods

Many students will move further north during their second and third years of law school to experience a different Chicago neighborhood. Some popular Chicago neighborhoods for law students include the South Loop, Gold Coast/River North, Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, and Lakeview. These neighborhoods are a reasonable commute to Hyde Park (typically ranging anywhere from 20-50 minutes by car or public transportation). The following online resources may be helpful for locating an apartment in these areas: www.chicagoreader.com, www.chicagotribune.com, www.rent.com, www.apartments.com, www.apartmenthomeliving.com, www.apartmentlist.com, trulia.com, craigslist.org, HotPads Chicago or Zillow Rentals Chicago

If you are looking to furnish your apartment, Cort offers rental furniture.