Advance your career in the rich community artists and entrepreneurs call home. An old warehouse district, the River North neighborhood in Chicago is one of the city’s renowned areas for fashion, artistry, food and fun.
With hundreds of schools and programs, Chicago is the ideal city in which to study child development. Make a positive impact and enrich your life at Erikson Institute.
Things to Do
Visit a local coffee shop in the morning before class, dine out at one of the dozens of top-rated lunch spots and restaurants, and then enjoy a night out with live entertainment.
Many Erikson students’ programs include field placement in a variety of relevant settings in Chicago and our surrounding communities. Work with children in a unique field setting while attending Erikson.
Take a break from your work and studies to explore the local museums, art galleries, and historic tours. With hundreds of ways to spend the day, Chicago offers exciting experiences for your unique interests.
Just minutes from the Erikson campus, the award-winning Chicago Riverwalk and surrounding nature trails provide ample opportunity for exploration and exercise.
Built specifically for our educational, research, and clinical activities, the 75,000 square foot three-floor facility features everything students need for academic success.
Stay connected in the classroom and between classes. With embedded technology features, our campus takes a modern approach to child development education.
Designed for conversation, our seminar spaces provide the space needed for engaging group-based conversations and discussions centered on child development.
Open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni, the Erikson Library provides computers, study rooms, and thousands of resources.
To conduct research on campus, our facilities also feature the space for the research and service programs we offer that directly serve the needs of children and families, and our community.
Living In Chicago
Find a neighborhood that suits your style, taste, and budget — and experience all that Chicago has to offer.
Getting Around Town
All eligible full-time students get the U-Pass.
As in all cities, parking is costly and hard to find. That’s why Erikson participates in the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) University Pass (U-Pass) program.
All eligible full-time students get a significantly discounted semester pass for unlimited rides on all CTA buses, PACE buses, and city trains.
The Erikson Community
We share a mission to educate, inspire, and promote leadership that supports children and their families in reaching their fullest potential. If you believe in this mission, Erikson is already your home.