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Great Schools For Students with Children: Illinois

Updated on May 7, 2012

The face of a college student is much different than it was 10 or 20 years ago. More single parents, married students and older students are entering the arena. Universities have made living on campus a possibility with family housing. Here is a list of schools that offer such housing in Illinois.

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Eastern Illinois University:
Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920, USA

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Eastern Illinois University

Fast Facts

  • Located in Charleston, Il
  • Founded in 1895
  • Bachelors, masters and specialized degree programs available
  • 320 acre campus
  • Great Study abroad program

Housing Facts

  • efficiency and 2 bedroom apartments
  • Same sex roommates allowed
  • Furnish and partially furnished apartments
  • Low cost
  • Located near the campus
  • Utilities included
  • Ample parking
  • Child care on site

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Illinois Insititute of Technology:
Illinois Institute of Technology, 3300 S Federal St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

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Illinois Insititute of Technology

Fast Facts

  • Located in Chicago, Il
  • Founded in 1940
  • Bachelors, masters and specialized degree programs available
  • 5 campus locations throughout Chicago
  • Diverse student body

Housing Facts

  • Studio and 1 bedroom floor plans  available
  • 1 year lease agreements
  • Housing for married students and students with children
  • Reasonable cost
  • Located close to campus

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Illinois State University:
Illinois State University, Illinois State University-Student Center, 201 N University, Normal, IL 61

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Illinois State University

Fast Facts

  • Founded 1857
  • Located in Normal, Il
  • 19:1 student faculty ratio
  • nearly 200 fields of study
  • 17 men and women`s Division I athletic teams

Housing Facts

  • 292 units 
  • Open to married students, domestic partners and students with children
  • Low cost
  • 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans
  • Community center
  • Recreation center
  • Laundry facility
  • Ample Parking

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University of Illinois-Springfield:
University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL 62703, USA

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University of Illinois-Springfield

Fast Facts

  • Located in Springfield,Il
  • Founded 1969
  • Distance courses available
  • Great study abroad program
  • Many student activities
  • Over 100 fields of study

Housing Facts

  • 1, 2, and 4 bedroom apartments 
  • Apartments and townhouses 
  • Furnished and unfurnished units
  • Child care on site
  • LGT friendly campus (UIS SAFE ZONE program)

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Millikin University:
Millikin University, 1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL 62522, USA

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Millikin University

Fast Facts

  • Founded 1901
  • Located in Decatur, Il
  • Bachelors and masters programs

Housing Facts

  • Privately owned housing property and university owned property
  • 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • Storage units
  • Unfurnished
  • Reasonable rates

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Fast Facts

  • Located in Edwardsville, Il
  • Founded in 1957
  • Short drive to St Louis
  • Diverse student body
  • bachelors and masters programs

Housing Facts

  • Utilities included
  • Laundry facility
  • Child care on site
  • 2 and 3 bedroom floorplans
  • Furnished and unfurnished

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Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, 1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455, USA

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Western Illinois University

Fast Facts

  • Located in Macomb, Il
  • 16:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 4 year tuition lock ( tuition will not be raised for undergrads for 4 years)
  • Low cost
  • Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin residents receive instate tuition rate

Housing Facts

  • 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans
  • 3 separate family housing "villages"
  • Located near campus
  • Laundry facility
  • Reasonable rates

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Wheaton College:
Wheaton College, 501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187, USA

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Wheaton College

Fast Facts

  • Establish 1860
  • Located in Wheaton, Il
  • 11:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Diverse student body

Housings Facts

  • 2 and 4 bedroom floor plans
  • Reasonable rates
  • laundry facility
  • Furnished units
  • Private entrances
  • Wi-fi

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