Education
Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) (www.neiu.edu) is a fully accredited public university serving approximately 11,000 commuter students in the Chicagoland area with an affordable, high-quality academic experience. The main 67-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood on the Northwest side of Chicago. NEIU offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Full-time faculty teaches 74 percent of undergraduate classes, and the average class size is 24 with student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

North Park University
Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park University (www.northpark.edu) is located on Chicago’s north side and enrolls 3,200 students from around the country and the world. At North Park, excellence implies not only a deep tradition in the liberal arts and the Christian faith, but also a spirit of innovation, reaching out to serve and to learn from the dynamic community. Graduate and special undergraduate programs bring adult, working professionals to the campus on evenings and weekends. The intentional engagement of the city of Chicago supports and complements enhancing the university’s resources in the liberal arts as well as in specialized areas, such as business, the health sciences and education.

Northwestern University
Founded in 1851, Northwestern University (www.northwestern.edu) combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago. Northwestern has two campuses located along Lake Michigan: a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in the city itself. Northwestern University also has a campus located in Doha, Qatar. Each year, Northwestern enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate students from across the United States and around the world, including hundreds of National Merit Scholars. Northwestern’s 12 graduate and professional schools offer more than 100 graduate degree programs. Among its graduate programs, the Kellogg School of Management regularly ranks among the Top 5 business schools in the country, and U.S. News & World Report 2013 rankings placed Northwestern’s School of Law 12th and the Feinberg School of Medicine 18th.

Robert Morris College
Robert Morris University (RMU) (www.robertmorris.edu) is an independent, not-for-profit, multilocation institution offering associates, bachelors, and graduate degree programs that focus on integrating theory and applications. RMU’s main location in Chicago’s Loop is positioned at the intersection of State Street and Congress Parkway, just minutes away from all that Chicago has to offer. In between classes, students are either studying in the new technology library, relaxing in the Student Center or working out in the Fitness Center.

Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University (www.roosevelt.edu) is an independent, nonprofit metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in Downtown Chicago and the suburban village of Schaumburg. With a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 126 degree programs, Roosevelt is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. Its award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities through the principles of social justice.

Rush University
The mission of Rush University (www.rushu.rush.edu) is to teach, study and provide the highest quality health care, using a unique, multidisciplinary practitioner-teacher model for health sciences education and research while reflecting the diversity of the communities in its programs, faculty, students and service. Integrated within Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Rush University offer nearly 2,000 students more than 30 health science degree or certificate options in medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research.

Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier University (www.sxu.edu), founded by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, is a private, independent, comprehensive Catholic University that offers bachelors and masters degrees to a diverse population of almost 4,400 students. Its 74-acre Chicago campus is located in a residential neighborhood while its 35-acre Orland Park campus is surrounded by natural wetlands. Saint Xavier encompasses academic, artistic, social and athletic activities with more than 43 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate program options. Saint Xavier continues to rank in the Top 25 percent of best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) (www.saic.edu) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC’s educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures and performances.

   
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