Kendall College Review

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Kendall College is a private institution that offers associate and bachelor's degrees, as well certificate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The college offers a variety of academic fields of study including culinary arts, asset management and psychology.

Kendall College Overview

Originally located in Evanston, IL, Kendall College was founded in 1934 as a professional institution named the Evanston Collegiate Institute. The first graduating class had only 34 students and by 1950 the college changed its name to Kendall College. During the next 30 years, Kendall began offering culinary and hotel and restaurant management programs. In addition to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation, Kendall's culinary arts programs is also accredited by American Culinary Federation.

In 2005 the college completed construction on its newest facilities and moved the main campus to downtown Chicago. Today the college has a student population of approximately 1,750 and offers apartment-style student housing at the Presidential Towers; complex features include a health club, hair salon, laundry room centers and other facilities. Kendall offers a number of student activities, clubs and organizations, such as a book club, student programming board and a chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH).

Admission and Enrollment Overview

Prospective first-year students applying to Kendall College will need to submit the application, personal statement and application fee, as well as complete an on-campus interview. Kendall does not require ACT or SAT test scores, but they are recommended. Transfer, international, adult and readmitted applicants can find their specific admission requirements on Kendall's website. Live chat is available for applicants who have additional questions or would like to schedule a campus visit.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

Kendall has wireless technology, professional kitchens and modern classrooms located on its Riverworks Campus. Students will have 24-hour access to more than 44 computers in the computer lab, as well as 12 computers in Kendall's academic success center. Kendall Library has over 200 newspapers and periodicals, monographs and course-related resources; students tutors are also available.

The classes at Kendall have a student ratio of 19:1. Culinary, business and hospitality students can pursue international education through Kendall's affiliations with a network of online and accredited campus-based international institutions in locations including Germany, Panama, Chile, Brazil and China.

Schools at Kendall College

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Hospitality Management
  • School of Culinary Arts

Contact Information

  • Address: 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, IL. 60642
  • Phone Number: (888) 905-3632