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Visiting Hyde Park

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We invite prospective students and their families to plan a visit to see our student housing and explore Hyde Park, your small town for a semester or summer as a student in our program. On this page you will find hotel, food, and site-seeing recommendations for your visit. 

Touring Chicago and Hyde Park


One of the defining aspects of our program is our location in the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood, just 20 minutes south of downtown Chicago. 

Check out our Hyde Park tour video for a taste of what you can expect to see on your visit. 

To schedule a visit of our student housing facility and meet with a member of our team while you're here, contact


SOPHY Hyde Park Hotel
1411 East 53rd Street


Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
4900B South Lake Shore Drive


Hyatt Place Chicago South/University
Medical Center

5225 South Harper Avenue




Hyde Park is a hub for diverse dining experiences. Check out one or many of our staff recommendations while you're visiting!

Snail Thai
1649 East 55th Street

"The Tofu Tom Kha is to DIE for."

-Greer Anderson, Admissions Officer

Cedars Mediterranean
1206 East 53rd Street

"The chicken shawarma wrap is my fav."

-Frita Amor, Program Coordinator

Shinju Sushi

1375 East 53rd Street

"Try the Submarine Maki!"

-Frita Amor, Program Coordinator

Nathan's Chicago

1372 East 53rd. Street

"Try the jerk alfredo."

-Greer Anderson, Admissions Officer

Medici on 57th

1327 East 57th Street

"There's something for everyone on the menu!"

-Cameron Dreher-Siefkes, Deputy Director


1462 East 53rd Street

"Phenomenal soul food and fine dining."

-Tyler Hough, Executive Director


1206 East 53rd Street

"It's a Hyde Park institution! Bring cash!"

-Cameron Dreher-Siefkes, Deputy Director

Nella Pizza E Pasta
1125 East 55th Street

"Try any of the wood-fired pizzas!"

-Tyler Hough, Executive Director

Siteseeing and Things To Do

Hyde Park is home to two world renowned museum, university, the best views of the skyline, and the future home of the Barak Obama Presidential Center. There is no shortage of things to do when visiting  or living in the neighborhood.

The Museum of Science and Industry

5700 South DuSable Lake Shore Drive

DuSable Black History Museum

740 East 56th Place

The University of Chicago

5801 South Ellis Avenue

The Robie House

5757 South Woodlawn Avenue

Hyde Park Art Center

5020 South Cornell Avenue

Promontory Point

5491 South DuSable Lake Shore Drive

Court Theatre

5535 South Ellis Avenue

57th Street Books

1301 East 57th Street

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