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Kendall College at National Louis University

At Kendall College you can translate a love for the culinary arts or hospitality industry into real world skills. Our students graduate with the knowledge and abilities that employers value most. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance your current one, an education from Kendall College can make all the difference.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • In 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, the leaders of a Swedish seminary and a Danish-Norwegian seminary located in downtown Evanston agreed to merge their assets and form the Evanston Collegiate Institute. 
  • In 1950, Evanston Collegiate Institute changed its name to Kendall College in honor of the late Curtis P. Kendall and the Kendall family. 


Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education, and hospitality management. Founded in 1934, the institution is located in Chicago, Illinois, and is ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management by Chicago Michelin Guide restaurants and Chicago’s leading hotels (KTNS Survey, 2017). The curriculum at Kendall College provides strong academic education combined with transformative practical experience to effectively prepare students to become leaders in their professions.


Our expert Career Services team consists of program specific career counselors who provide you with career counseling, personalized assistance during internship and post-graduation job searches, resume and cover letter assistance, interview coaching, access to an online job listing database and more than 50 annual on-campus recruiting events. Kendall's Chicago location - home to more than 4,700 restaurants, 700 hotels and 400+ major corporate headquarters - and industry connections provide you with significant opportunities for internships and employment. We work hard to understand your career goals and help you reach them.

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NLU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Chicago, Illinois, United States


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