The Locale and Constituency of the University
The locale of East-West University is the City of Chicago and its suburbs extending beyond the State of Illinois into the States of Wisconsin and Indiana – one of the largest metropolitan areas of the world. Not only is this area the merging point of the eastern and western United States, but it has become a confluence of the distinctive features of the western world and the eastern world communities. Almost 22% of the population of the City of Chicago, over half a million people, are either foreign-born or native-born of foreign or mixed parentage. About 36% of Chicagoans, 5 years and over, speak a language other than English at home. There are literally hundreds of thousands of west and east Europeans, Italians, Greeks, Turks, Africans, Arabs, Iranians, Pakistanis, Indians, Southeast Asians, Chinese and Japanese, as well as African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Latin-Americans and others living here together – an incredibly rich and vital constituency worthy of pride for any great university.
Location and Campus Facilities
The Chicago campus facilities of East-West University consists of the East building located at 816 South Michigan Avenue, the West building at 819 South Wabash Avenue, and the Student Life Center (SLC) located at 829 South Wabash Avenue, in the South Loop of the downtown area. The three buildings are connected by an enclosed walkway. Michigan Avenue is one of the most imposing thoroughfares in America. Grant park and Lake Michigan are located to the east of the campus and the towering buildings to the west and the north form a setting that is attractive and memorable. The architectural grandeur and beauty of downtown Chicago is world-renowned. Chicago’s Museum Campus, comprising the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium, is a short walk to the southeast of the campus. The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Buckingham Fountain, Orchestra Hall, Soldier Field, theaters, the financial district, federal and state office buildings, and fine restaurants are all within easy walking distance.