Northwestern University, chartered in 1851, 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, bike paths, playing fields and a sailing and windsurfing center.
Kellogg School of Management
|The Donald P. Jacobs Center
|Photo © Jamie Padgett
The Kellogg School of Management’s full-time program is housed in the Donald P. Jacobs Center, a six-story complex on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The Jacobs Center has 17 classrooms, more than 50 group study rooms, conference rooms, a quiet study area, student lounges — one with a magnificent view of Deering Meadow — and all administrative, faculty and PhD student offices. Its centerpiece is the glass-topped atrium where students gather to study and socialize. The building is equipped with wireless Internet connections for students’ laptop computers. In the atrium, Kafé Kellogg provides an assortment of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner that caters to all tastes: American and international cuisine, vegetarian, etc.
Evanston: A Distinct Community Bordering a World-Class City
The Kellogg School of Management combines the best of two worlds — the quiet residential charm of a small city and the vibrant culture of one of the world’s largest economic centers. Located in Evanston, Illinois, a city of 74,000 people that is the state’s sixth largest; the Kellogg School is just 12 miles from downtown Chicago and is easily accessible by public transportation.
Evanston, the first in a string of North Shore Chicago suburbs, 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 twenty-four tennis courts
Most Kellogg School students prefer to make their homes in Evanston, which boasts its own thriving shops, restaurants, movie theaters and art galleries, while some commute to classes from nearby Chicago.
Metropolitan Chicago: Something for Everyone
The nation’s third-largest city, Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to dozens of cultural landmarks including the Willis Tower, John Hancock Observatory, Field Museum and Navy Pier. Metropolitan Chicago is home to nearly eight million people who come from all over the world. That diversity is reflected in Chicago’s multicultural neighborhoods
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. It is the transportation hub of the United States, a business and industrial giant and a world-renowned center for medicine.
Prominent organizations headquartered here include Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Allstate, American Medical Association, Aon Corp., Baxter International, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, BP, DiamondCluster International, Household International, Kraft Foods, Leo Burnett, McDonald’s Corp., McKinsey, Motorola, Sears, Roebuck and Co., Tribune, United Airlines and Walgreen Co.
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 are known for their world-class collections. Chicago is also famous for its blues clubs and extraordinary architecture. Sports fans flock to see Chicago Bulls basketball, Bears football, White Sox and Cubs baseball, Blackhawks ice hockey and Fire soccer games.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy swimming, running, biking, in-line skating and other sports in the many parks and beaches along Lake Michigan.
Northwestern provides shuttle services between the Chicago and Evanston campuses for its students’ convenience. The area’s elevated train (EL) has seven stops in Evanston, providing service to locations throughout the greater Chicago area. In Evanston, bus lines stop within four blocks of nearly every residence. Additionally, the CTA U-Pass program
provides a reduced fare card used on all Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation (the EL system and Pace buses) for full-time doctoral students. A mandatory activity fee of $78 ($74 toward the U-Pass) is charged to each student’s account each quarter. The U-Pass is definitely an option students should consider when choosing housing. Metra, another commuter rail line, is an additional option for commuting within the metropolitan area. Chicago is home to two airports: O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, and Midway Airport. Many restaurants and stores are also within walking distance of campus.