One of the world’s great cities, Chicago is a thriving center of commerce, finance and education. This colorful metropolis with a population of nearly three million people boasts a number of superlatives: largest convention center, tallest building in the U.S., largest commodity exchange, and biggest candy maker. Cultural and recreational opportunities also abound, whether you’re taking a cruise on Lake Michigan, rooting for the Cubs in historic Wrigley Field, taking in a festival at Chinatown or riding the giant ferris wheel at Navy Pier. In addition, Chicago is a capital of architecture, has a thriving theatrical community and features an outstanding array of restaurants to suit every palate. Known as “the City of Neighborhoods,” Chicago has a rich and vibrant ethnic community from just about every corner of the globe.
For East-West students, many of the renowned attractions the city has to offer are within walking distance. Close by are such gems as the Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harold Washington Public Library, Willis Tower, and Macy’s Department Store.
East-West University has been part of the South Loop neighborhood since its founding in 1980, and is home to the South Loop Historical Society.