University of Chicago

Located in Hyde Park, eight miles south of downtown Chicago, The University of Illinois was founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1890.  In its history 75 Nobel Prize winners have been faculty members, students, or researchers at the University.

Directions to the University of Chicago:

From Lake Shore Drive:
Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus. 

From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94):
Exit at Garfield Blvd. (55th St.) and drive east, following the signs for 55th Street through Washington Park. Once you cross over Cottage Grove Avenue, the campus is on your right.

From the Northern Suburbs: 
Take I-90/94 to I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South and then follow the directions above.

From the Western Suburbs:  
Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to I-90/94 East. Exit on the I-55 North Exit and then to Lake Shore Drive South and then follow the directions above.

From the Southern Suburbs:
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) northbound, exiting at Stony Island Avenue. Drive north on Stony Island to the westbound Midway Plaisance (between 60th and 59th Streets). Turn left onto the Midway Plaisance, and go west to campus. (I-57 travelers: Take I-94 east to reach the Stony Island ramp.)

From the Southwest Suburbs:
Take I-55 N. 5 miles to exit 292B, toward Indiana. Exit onto the Dan Ryan Expressway, continue for 0.6 miles. Merge onto I-90 E. Take exit number 57B towards W. 55th St./Garfield Blvd. Continue for almost a mile, then turn slightly right onto Morgan Drive. Morgan Drive becomes E. 57th Street. Continue down E.57th Street until S. Ellis Ave. Turn right onto S. Ellis Ave. Continue Straight to campus.

From Indiana
Take I-65 N or I-80 W to the Skyway (I-90/94 W). Drive westbound on the Skyway, exiting at Stony Island. Drive North on Stony Island and turn left on 60th Street.

From O'Hare Airport:
Take I-90 east to Chicago. Once past downtown Chicago, exit to I-55 north and then to Lake Shore Drive South. From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

Bus or Train:  Check the CTA or Metra Rail.

 

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  • University of Chicago
  • 5801 South Ellis Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60637
  • 773-702-1234
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