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Location – Where We Live and Work

Evanston is a vibrant community that offers the best of both worlds to Kellogg students – an inclusive environment for Northwestern scholars to engage in innovative research as well as a charming place to call home. Get to know us better – our institutions of learning and where we live.

Northwestern University– Chartered in 1851, Northwestern is one of the nation’s major private research universities. The university has 7,700 undergraduate students and 5,800 graduate students on its Evanston and

Chicago campuses. The Evanston campus covers 230 acres, stretching along a half-mile of Lake Michigan shoreline with views of downtown Chicago. Students enjoy access to a private beach, extensive sports and aquatic facilities, as well as numerous other amenities.

The Kellogg School of Management – Kellogg’s full-time PhD and MBA programs are housed in the Global Hub, Kellogg’s new 415,000-square-foot lakefront education complex. Aside from its spectacular views, the building has a distinctive two-atrium design and features a variety of signature learning and meeting spaces.The Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences’ Economics Department is also located at the Global Hub – the heart of the economics community.

Evanston – The first in a string of North Shore Chicago suburbs, Evanston stretches along four miles of Lake Michigan. A truly “urban suburb,” Evanston includes residential neighborhoods, business districts and recreational facilities. The city maintains 263 acres of parks, which include five Lake Michigan beaches, running and biking trails, an indoor ice rink and 24 tennis courts. Many Kellogg students prefer to make their homes in Evanston; however, others prefer to commute to campus from nearby Chicago.

The Opportunity of Chicago – The nation’s third largest city, Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to dozens of landmarks including the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, John Hancock Observatory, Wrigley Field, Michigan Avenue,Millennium Park (with its famous “Bean” sculpture and outdoor music pavilion) and Navy Pier. The metropolitan area is home to nearly 10 million people who come from all over the world. That diversity is reflected in Chicago’s multicultural neighborhoods and their remarkable (and affordable!) ethnic cuisines. Chicago is a thriving economic powerhouse, the country’s second largest financial center and headquarters for some of the nation’s largest banks, brokerage houses and consulting and commodity firms, as well as being the transportation hub of the United States.

From arts and culture to sports to dining, Chicago offers something for every taste. The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum and Museum of Science and Industry areknownfor their world-class collections. Chicago is also famous for its blues clubs, theater scene, “Second City” comedy, and extraordinary architecture. Sports fans flock to see 6 major professional sports teams.Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy swimming, running, biking, inline skating and other sports in the many parks and beaches along Lake Michigan.

Getting Around

Northwestern provides shuttle services between the Chicago and Evanston campuses. The area’s elevated train (L) has seven stops in Evanston, providing service to locations throughout the greater Chicago area. Additionally, the CTA U-Pass program provides a reduced fare card used on all Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation (the L system and Pace buses) for full-time doctoral students. Chicago is home to two airports: O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, and Midway Airport.

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