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Kendall College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Kendall College is a private college that specializes in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry and Hospitality Management. The college is located in Chicago (Illinois), within the National Louis University campus. It offers Bachelors and Associates degrees along with Certificate Courses for students to study in the USA

The admissions to this college occur through this university itself. The university has an annual intake rate of 86%. Established in 1934, the college has 85 years of its legacy. It has risen to become one of the best colleges for culinary arts in Chicago.

Kendall College Rankings

  • #1 in Chicago for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management by KTNS Survey, 2017.
  • Top 25 Hotel Management Schools in the World by the CEO World Magazine, 2018.
  • Top 22 Culinary Schools in the USA by FSR Magazine, 2017
  • #1 in Chicago for preparing students for a career in Culinary Arts by KTNS Survey, 2017.


Established Year1934
LocationNorth Branch Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Type of CollegePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Annual Acceptance Rate86%
Total Enrollment2,943 (Fall 2018)
Percentage of International Students0.3%
Basic Tuition Fee (Culinary Arts)8,443 USD per Quarter
Basic Tuition Fee (Hospitality Management)8,131 USD per Quarter

Programs, Campus, and Residence


Kendall College offers various programs in – Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, and Hospitality Management. These courses vary between Associates, Bachelor's degrees and Certificate courses.

ProgramsAssociatesBachelorsCertificate Course
Culinary ArtsYesYesYes
Hospitality ManagementNoYesNo
Baking and PastryYesNoYes

B.A. in Hospitality Management and B.A. in Culinary Arts at some of the most well-known courses offered by Kendall College.


Kendall College is one of the four colleges functioning within National Louis University. Kendall College occupies the Downtown Chicago campus of the University which is the University’s main campus. Kendall College shares this campus with the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

  • The college offers students discounts on public transport.
  • Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the US, provides the students with valuable exposure.
  • Numerous Students’ Clubs are active on the campus.
  • Utmost care is taken to ensure safety within the campus.


Kendall College provides its students with an off-campus housing facility named ‘Infinite Chicago’. This facility is about 4 miles (6.4 km) away from the college building. Students can also look for off-campus student housing to stay in the US

However, many transit options are available for the students as the location is in the heart of Downtown Chicago.

  • Residential advisors shall be provided
  • Students can opt for either private or shared rooms
  • 2 to 4 bedrooms available per room
  • Located close to Millenium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago

Admission Process

The applications for admissions at Kendall College are to be submitted through the National Louis University. The University, after confirming the student’s admission, starts with the procedure to provide the student with the I-20 Visa.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online for admissions to Kendall College.

Application Fee: N/A

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Required Documents:

  • NLU Online Application form
  • All official secondary, college and university transcripts (as applicable)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency- IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Affidavit of Support by the sponsor
  • Documented proof of sufficient funds
  • Copy of the Passport

All the transcripts must be evaluated by anyone of the following agencies:

  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • World Educational Services, Inc.
  • Educational Perspectives

The transcripts are to be emailed to 

The supporting documents are to be emailed to 

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance of studying at Kendall College for the year 2019-20 is as follows:

ProgramsTuition FeesHousing Fee (Single)Housing Fee (Shared)Other
Culinary Arts8,443 USD4,100 USD3,500 USD863 USD
Baking & Pastry8,131 USD4,100 USD3,500 USD863 USD
Hospitality8,131 USD4,100 USD3,500 USD863 USD

Financial Aid

More than 60% of the students studying at Kendall College receive some kind of scholarship or financial aid to study in the USA

Kendall College offers a unique opportunity for students interested in the fields of culinary arts and hospitality. The college provides deserving international students with scholarships is, as it is said in the culinary language, the icing on the cake.

 Out if the many aids available for the students, the following two are available for International Students:

Kendall College International Opportunity Grant

  • Amount: 10% off from the full-time tuition fees
  • Requirements:
    • Maintain full-time status
    • Be continuously enrolled
    • Maintain good academic standing
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • When to Apply: After the admission process.

Kendall College Trust Scholarships

  • This is a Trust which works to provide financial aid for the students of Kendall College.
  • Amount: 7,500 USD - 15,000 USD
  • Requirements:
    • Completed one year of study
    • Study at a full-time status
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • When to Apply: During the second quarter of the year.

Alumni Network

Kendall College has a special Linkedin group to maintain connections with its alumni. The college organizes numerous professional, social as well as charitable events which enrich both the current students and the alumni of the institution. Many of the alumni are currently placed in positions of high esteem across the world in the arena of culinary services.

These alumni include:

  • Beverly Kim - Executive Chef and Owner of Parachute at Chicago
  • Tanay Kapur - Director at Artisan Food Temple at Mumbai Area, India
  • Kate Adamick - Co-founder of Cook for America at New York City
  • Terrance Crandall - Executive Chef at Peninsula Shanghai at Shanghai, China
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Kendall College Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population1650
FAFSA Code001703
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$32,657 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Kendall College Acceptance Rate


Acceptance Rate


Total Applicants


Total Enrolled






Undergraduate Program70.8%
Total Applicants2329
Total Enrolled1650

Kendall College Enrollment

Kendall College Enrollment1650
Undergraduate Enrollment1650
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate41.0%

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$32,657 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,085 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$7,500 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,500 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$7,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$7,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$7,500 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


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Halsted & North Branch0.15 Km
Halsted & Chicago0.26 Km
Chicago & Halsted0.31 Km
Chicago & Sangamon0.38 Km
Halsted & Chicago0.41 Km
700 W Chicago92.22 Km
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