Evanston and Chicago
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, parks, business districts, beaches and recreational facilities. The city is just a short train ride away from downtown Chicago.
Most Kellogg School students live in Evanston, which maintains thriving shops, restaurants, movie theaters and art galleries, while some commute to classes from nearby Chicago. Chicago’s public transit system is comprehensive and far-reaching, with many bus and train stops throughout both cities. In Evanston, bus lines stop within four blocks of nearly every residence. Both Chicago and Evanston are also served by Metra’s Union Pacific North Line.
Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to dozens of cultural landmarks including the Sears Tower, John Hancock Observatory, Field Museum and Navy Pier. The metropolitan Chicago area is home to nearly 8 million people who come from all over the world.
The city 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, Allstate, Aon, Boeing, Brunswick Corporation, Crate & Barrel, CNA Financial, Exelon, Hewitt Associates, Hyatt, Kraft Foods, McDonalds Corporation, Motorola, NavTech, Orbitz, Sara Lee, Sears, Service Master, Tribune Company, UAL, Walgreen Company and Wrigley.
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 renowned for their world-class collections. Chicago is also world-famous for its blues clubs and extraordinary architecture. Sports fans flock to see Chicago Bulls and Sky basketball, Bears football, Cubs and the 2005 World Series champion White Sox baseball, Blackhawks ice hockey and Fire soccer.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy swimming, running, biking, and other sports in the many parks and beaches along Lake Michigan. Northwestern University
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. Full-time students of the Kellogg School enjoy access to a private beach, extensive sports and aquatic facilities, bike paths, playing fields and a sailing and windsurfing center.