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There are apartments near the campus, and the metropolitan area's excellent public transit system also makes it practical for students to live in Chicago or neighboring suburbs. Most faculty and students commute no more than 15 minutes from home to the Evanston campus.

Northwestern University operates two graduate residence halls on campus. In addition, the Off-Campus Life website maintains listings of rooms and apartments to rent, including apartments to share with other students, and of work-exchange situations in which a student may receive room and board in exchange for household help.

Most housing available for September occupancy is listed in early August, so a trip to Evanston at that time is advisable.

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