Student Apartments in Downtown Chicago

Welcome to University Center

If you're looking for a truly unique college experience that seamlessly blends convenient campus access with a vibrant off-campus lifestyle, you've found it at University Center. Beautifully furnished, loaded with exciting amenities, and located at the center of State Street near Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, University Center offers a whole new way to experience student housing!

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Welcome to University Center, a residential community offering newly renovated apartments and amenities in a comfortable, clean, and secure environment. There are a variety of floor plan options to fit any lifestyle and budget, including shared or individual suites and apartment style units. Spacious layouts and convenient amenities welcome you, along with exceptional service. The community has an ideal location within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Discover all the fun the Windy City has to offer—only minutes away from your door at University Center. Contact our friendly, professional office staff to schedule a tour today.


Chicago College Housing Made Easy


The living spaces at University Center are thoughtfully designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Stylishly appointed with premium materials and finishes that you won’t find in any other apartments for rent in Chicago. With large scale renovations completed in Summer 2018, you will enjoy top of the line amenities both inside your home and throughout the apartment community.

Our resident services area is packed with amenities; get your heart pumping at the 24-hour fitness center, featuring instructor lead classes, cardio machines, free weights, and stationary weights. You can enjoy a game of pool or shuffleboard in our clubhouse.

The community was also designed to enhance your academic experience with study rooms on every floor, collaborative multimedia lounges, a computer lab, and even sound proof music practice rooms!

  • Fully Furnished
  • High Speed Wi-Fi Included
  • All Utilities Included
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Scenic City Views
  • Spacious Custom Closets
  • Private or Shared Room Options
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Fully Furnished
  • High Speed Wi-Fi Included
  • All Utilities Included
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Scenic City Views
  • Spacious Custom Closets
  • Private or Shared Room Options
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Full Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Dishwasher Included
  • Prime Location in Downtown
  • Controlled Access Building with 24-Hour Security
  • High Speed Building Wi-Fi
  • Full-Service Dining Center
  • On-Site Market with Starbucks
  • 3rd Floor Outdoor Terrace
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center with Dance/Yoga Studio
  • Resident Lounge and Game Room
  • Variety of Study and Social Lounges on Every Floor
  • Computer Lab with Free Printing
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Indoor Bicycle Storage
Floor Plans

Student Housing in South Loop


One look at our spacious floor plans and it's easy to see how University Center is different from other apartments for rent in Chicago, IL. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, we’re certain there’s one that’s just right for you. Browse our private suite to four-bedroom floor plans and you’ll find an option that works for your taste and lifestyle!


Our traditional suite style units feature a single room that can be shared, a private or shared bathroom, and individual closets.


Our apartment style floor plans feature an open living room and full kitchen along with private or shared bedrooms with spacious closets.

With various student floor plans at great prices in the heart of downtown, you can create the amazing environment you always wanted. Whether you’re looking to live alone or with a few friends, University Center student apartments in Chicago, IL has options for you.


Off Campus College Housing

Downtown Chicago

We've set up a quick and easy way for you to pay your rent online so you can focus on the more important and fun things in life. Visit our Resident Portal and pay rent with a simple click of the button.

Peak Protection

Our residents will be required to have liability insurance coverage. Residents can choose to enroll in our Peak Protection Plan or choose liability coverage from a self-purchased policy with the company of their choice.

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All you need to know about our Student Housing

Parents are very important to us too! We know you want to be connected with your son or daughter but want to give them their space. Throughout the year, we host events and opportunities to stay in touch without imposing on them. We will even check on them if they haven’t been in touch lately…your peace of mind is important to us!



Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL South Loop Neighborhood

Location is Key

This student housing community near all the Downtown universities is ideally located in the South Loop neighborhood in Printer’s Row. You’re within walking distance to many nearby restaurants, shops, transit stops, and much more. University Center is two blocks away from Michigan Avenue and connected to the famous State Street Shopping Corridor.

Chicago is a city full of culture, and all of it is at your fingertips. Take a stroll through Millennium Park or walk to Museum Campus to explore The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Enjoy being surrounded by exceptional restaurants and nightlife in the heart of the Windy City!

  • Retailers

    1 South State Street
    Chicago, IL 60603
    H M
    150 W Roosevelt Rd
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Urban Outfitters
    20 South State Street
    Chicago, IL 60603
    108 N State St
    Chicago, IL 60602
    520 South State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Warehouse Liquor
    634 South Wabash Ave
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Jewel Osco
    1224 South Wabash Ave
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Trader Joes
    1147 South Wabash Ave
    Chicago, IL 60605
    333 East Benton Pl
    Chicago, IL 60601
    111 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60602

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If you’re looking for a stress-free unique experience, contact University Center today! Give us a call or fill out the contact form below and our friendly staff will get right back to you. We look forward to you calling University Center HOME!

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Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed