Kendall College

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900 N. North Branch Street

Chicago, IL 60642

Phone: (312) 752-2000
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Kendall College is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1934. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,812 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Kendall College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $24,246 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is a private college offering programs in hospitality management, business, culinary arts, and early childhood education. Located near downtown Chicago, the school is minutes from some of the country's best restaurants, hotels and companies, providing students prime access to internships and work experiences. Kendall College offers opportunities for students to pursue traditional or flexible degree programs in a number of career-oriented concentrations. As a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of higher education institutions with campuses in 20 countries, Kendall College provides opportunities for students to embark on international programs of study which prepare them to succeed in today's global workforce. Many Kendall College graduates are local and national leaders in their fields.

General Information

School type proprietary
Year founded 1934
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Kendall College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Kendall College is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 99.2 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 99.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Kendall College is 15:1, and the school has 60.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Kendall College include: Early Childhood Education and Teaching; Hospitality Administration/Management, General; Culinary Arts/Chef Training; and Business/Commerce, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 47%
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 33%
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 9%
Business/Commerce, General 8%

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Student Life

Kendall College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,812, with a gender distribution of 24.1 percent male students and 75.9 percent female students.

Total enrollment 1,812
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Kendall College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Kendall College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Kendall College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $24,246 (2012-13)
Room and board $11,700 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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