Kendall College

- United States


For more than 75 years, Kendall College has been offering engaging, specialized fields of study with a strong emphasis on immersive learning that is geared to your academic, personal, and professional success. Listen to what our students and alumni say about their experience at Kendall. 

Whether you choose Kendall's acclaimed School of Culinary Arts, world-renowned School of Hospitality Management, innovative School of Business, or well-established School of Education, you are encouraged to explore your talents, interests, and passions-and to discover a wealth of exciting opportunities.

Located near the heart of Downtown Chicago
In 2005, Kendall College relocated from the near suburbs to our current location along the Chicago River at Goose Island. The campus is a reclaimed, 100-year-old factory building, most recently home to a Sara Lee research facility.

Kendall College is a subsidiary of Laureate International Universities, a global network of more than 70 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 780,000 students around the world. Our students are part of an international, academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Through this partnership, we are able to offer students unprecedented access to global education, internships and professional opportunities.

Kendall College Mission

Kendall College cultivates students’ passions into rewarding professions through rigorous learning experiences in the classroom, local communities, and the world.

Kendall Focus:

·         Commitment to preparing professionals who contribute to the vibrancy of their communities.

·         Inspiration of students’ creativity, responsible global citizenship, and environmental and social stewardship.

·         Campus-wide dedication to diversity through curriculum and access.

·         Supportive, student-centered environment focused on academic excellence.

·         Comprehensive assessment of institutional effectiveness, student learning, and graduate success.

Strategic Priorities

·         Strategic Priority One: Institutional Growth, Diversity and Recognition
Kendall College will become a premier provider of quality education focused on experiential learning, attracting a diverse local, national, and global student population.

·         Strategic Priority Two: Academic Excellence
Kendall College will deliver innovative and academically rich programs that combine experiential learning with appropriate theoretical grounding within a student-centric environment.  Kendall programs will prepare students for their professions and inspire them to act as responsible global citizens, supporting environmental and social stewardship.

·         Strategic Priority Three: Financial Stability
Kendall College will build and sustain a financially secure institution.

·         Strategic Priority Four: Student Outcomes
Kendall will place emphasis on measuring and assessing learning outcomes including success upon and following graduation. Kendall will use those measures to continue improving its programs and student learning experiences.

·         Strategic Priority Five: Employee Development 
Kendall College will focus on developing and fostering an inspiring employee experience to support its remaining priorities of financial stability, student learning and institutional growth.

Founded: 1934 
Type of College: Four-year, Co-ed
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Number of degree-seeking undergraduates: 1715
Business and Hospitality Management students: 476
Culinary Arts students: 437
Education students: 802



The mission of the School of Business is to transform students into globally conscious decision makers who are employment ready and poised for future leadership positions within the services industries.

Culinary Arts 

The School of Culinary Arts prepares students for successful careers and eventual leadership roles across the foodservice industry through strong professional skill development, comprehensive and current understanding of the foodservice industry, environmental awareness, and exemplary professional demeanor.

Early Childhood Education

The School of Education is committed to preparing teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of exemplary educators who work in diverse settings and utilize the best educational practices based on research and theory.

Hospitality Management 

The School of Hospitality Management draws from the quality of European service culture and the strength of American management practice, the program educates future leaders for the global hospitality industry through a hallmark blend of experiential and theoretical learning.

English Language Institute at Kendall College

Kendall College's English Language Institute (ELI) in Chicago offers you the unique opportunity to receive intensive language instruction while immersed in American culture.

English Requirements


Kendall Presidential Scholarships
One Presidential Scholarship valued at 50% of the cost of tuition will be awarded per term. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from either a professional or academic source citing the student’s abilities to succeed in his or her chosen field, a scholarship essay and official transcripts. Applicants who have been out of high school for fewer than five years must have a minimum cumulative US Equivalency GPA of 3.85. Applicants who have been out of high school more than five years must have a minimum cumulative US Equivalency GPA of 3.85 from their most recent academic level and must submit a resume. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous, full-time enrollment remains in good academic standing. Deadline for the application is eight weeks prior to the start of the intended term. 

Community College Transfer
Any first-time enrolled student who has earned at least 12 completed semester hours or 18 completed quarter hours from an accredited community college (does not include developmental courses) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is eligible for 15% off the cost of tuition. Applicants must submit official community college transcripts. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship
The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is a one-time award available to prospective students who are referred to Kendall College by a Kendall College graduate. This award is valued at $1,000 and will be disbursed equally over the first three quarters of the student’s enrollment at Kendall so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and maintains good academic standing. This scholarship may be used for any of Kendall’s four programs. Scholarship submittal deadline is the same date as the intended term start application deadline. 

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