Our suburban Chicago campus is home to a diverse, motivated, multicultural community. Located in the heart of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Northwest Suburban College (NWSC) lies in proximity to Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Mount Prospect. With easy access to commuters from I-90, I-290, Route 53, and CTA and Pace bus services, NWSC also expects to draw students from the city of Chicago.
The campus is located at 5999 S. New Wilke Road, where ample parking is available. NWSC operates out of two buildings comprised of 23,000 square feet. Our facility includes: 8 classrooms, 2 laboratories, 1 library, 15 administrative offices, and 10 other rooms. The total seating capacity for the classrooms is 250, including 30 seats for the laboratories, 15 for the library, 20 for the administrative rooms, and 30 in other areas.
The classrooms are conducive to student learning and well equipped to facilitate teaching. The laboratories house medical supplies, microscopes, centrifuges, and other necessary supplies for clinical practice. The cozy library has a growing collection of books, journals, magazines, videos, compact disks, and newspapers. Student and instructor computer labs are equipped with internet access, program-specific software, and printers.
NWSC is in walking distance from affordable housing areas and a short drive from biking and nature trails at the Ned Brown Forest Preserve and Busse Woods. Our suburban metropolitan campus provides the benefits of a myriad of social opportunities. From organic cafes to popular hotspots and elegant dining experiences, the area’s offerings cover global taste palettes. Moreover, the northwest suburbs offer a plethora of cultural experiences and sports venues, including theatres, symphonies, museums, and amusement parks.
As a service to students, Northwest Suburban College may provide a list of available rental facilities around the campus. However, it is the student’s responsibility to find appropriate housing accommodations. Prices for many of the facilities include utilities, such as heat, water, cooking gas, and trash. Features at some locations may include controlled access intercom entry, a pool, built in closets, garages, and barbecue areas with gazebos. NWSC also has arrangements with private apartment owners located only a few feet from the campus.
Students are highly encouraged to share apartments in order to reduce costs and build a sense of community. For those interested in more information about housing and rooming with NWSC students, contact your Admissions Representative.
NWSC currently has a dedicated server with three computer labs featuring Lenovo Machines with Windows 7 Professional.
The NWSC Student Lounge is where students gather, hang out, and have discussions. The lounge has a comfortable seating arrangement with tables and a full kitchen including a refrigerator, microwave, sink, and extensive cabinet storage units. The Student Lounge is a fun location for students to gather before, between, and after class if they like.
For students with documented physical and intellectual challenges, College personnel, including instructors and advisors, provide a variety of resources. Students who anticipate needing accommodations in any course are asked to make arrangements with the instructor during the first week of the course. Both instructors and student advisors are available to refer differently-abled students to various resources and strategies, including active reading and note-taking strategies, study skills and learning strategies, test preparation and test-taking strategies, computer resources (e.g., Microsoft OneNote), and goal setting.
The Resource Room is open to students during building hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.). This center provides a learning environment designed to improve academic writing skills, utilize technology tools, print resources, and consult with writing tutors in revising and editing drafts, and referencing scholarly work. Students must schedule an appointment for tutoring sessions.