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Call Evanston home

It’s not a big city. It’s not a small town. It’s a best-of-both-worlds urban suburb full of local culture, artisans and friendly faces. It’s a college town with big city amenities that makes it the perfect place to learn from the best business minds at one of the top business schools in the world.

The Evanston campus is home to our flagship building, the Global Hub, which is also where you’ll spend the majority of your time if you’re in the Full-Time MBA Program. Right next door you’ll also find the James L. Allen Center, home to one of our Executive MBA Programs as well as many non-degree Executive Education courses.

Things to do

There’s always something to do in Evanston: Take in a Big-10 sports game. Kayak the lake. Gaze at galaxies at the Dearborn Observatory or tour the Gross Point Lighthouse. Bike the many interconnected miles of safe and scenic bike paths. And at the end of the day, dine out at one of hundreds of local restaurants or brew pubs.

Places to go

Just a short train ride away is Chicago, the third-largest city in the U.S. that's famous for its music scene, architecture, world-class museums, theater productions, shopping, dining and, of course, its incredible wealth of professional sports teams. See a Bulls game and then head to a blues bar. Check out the shops and then the opera. Kick back and cheer on your favorite baseball team from the stands. Chicago has it all.

People to bring

Your MBA journey involves your entire family. In fact, nearly 40 percent of our students brings their spouse, partner or child with them as they pursue their degree. Kellogg supports this by including your Joint Ventures (as we like to call them), where spouses and partners can network, join student groups, audit classes and even go on global learning adventures with their grad-school partner. For the little ones, Kellogg Kids is one of the most active social clubs on campus. Activities include music classes, field trips, holiday parties and parent’s nights out.

Thirty minutes north of downtown Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.
A quintessential college town and “urban suburb.” You'll find charming neighborhoods, boutiques, local coffee shops, an arts district, award-winning restaurants, lush parks, lakefront beaches, miles of commuter bike paths and one dog beach. Best of all, nearly everything is within a few miles of each other, making the whole city walk-, run- or bike-friendly.

Tour the Evanston campuses

Whether you're down the road or across the globe, our virtual campus tour will give you a glimpse into what you can expect when you join us. Explore the Kellogg Global Hub — home to our Full-Time MBA Program — as well as the James L. Allen Center — home to our Executive MBA Program.

Launch Experience

Interested in planning a trip to our campus? View our schedule of Full-Time MBA events to register for an admissions and student-led campus visit. See the value of a Kellogg MBA firsthand.

Acknowledgement of land and people

Northwestern campus inhabits the original homelands of the Council of Three Fires — the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa — as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original peoples of the Chicagoland area and the many Indigenous people who call it home — past, present, future.