A college is indeed an educational institution. But is it just that? Does it only supply its students with bookish knowledge? Is this knowledge only limited to classrooms, between a professor and a student? College is a place where students understand how the world works, what it lacks and what it needs. It is an entity where young minds are taught lessons of, and for life. Considered as the best hospitality management and culinary arts school in Chicago, Kendall College has in recent times, added two more feathers to its vibrant cap.

Kendall College, Chicago, United States, has received two brand new rankings. They are as follows:

  1. The most International Liberal Arts College in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Edition of Best Colleges – September 2016
  2. One of the most Ethnically Diverse Liberal Arts Colleges in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Edition of Best Colleges – September 2016

As reported by U.S. News & World Report’s, in Kendall College, 16% of the students are International students. This is the highest percentile in its category. The diversity index came up to 0.62. Though at the second place, this ranking is the highest for a college providing culinary arts and hospitality programs.

Kendall College was founded in 1934 and has over 1,250 students on campus. As per the prevalent classifications in the US, Kendall college falls in the category of the Regional Colleges-Midwest.

Diversity and Ethnicity at Kendall College

It is well proved by scientific research that diversity and ethnicity can help shape one’s personality. With the presence of students from different countries, the presence of different ethnicities also increases. This in return, exposes an individual to a wider spectrum of cultures, traditions and values.

Talking about hospitality, culinary arts and ethnicity, cuisines evolve every day. This happens in the form of fusion food and ethnic influences on a specific cuisine over a period of time. The reason for Chicken Tikka Masala to be the national dish of Britain is its colonization of India. This is a classic example of diversity and ethnicity through culinary arts. Around the world, there are various chefs and restaurants that have met the Michelin mark, even though they are showcasing a cuisine that is not their native cuisine.

Diversity is not just in the form of ethnicity, but countries of origin, disabilities, nationalities, and races too. When students encounter new cultural, geographical, socioeconomic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, they open themselves to innovations and collaborations.

Developed countries are witnessing the growth of diversity at a faster rate than ever. Their respective educational systems are gearing up to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student community. The present and future clearly state that young students want to explore the world. They believe that the world is their oyster and they can do a lot more for the human race.

Embrace diversity and ethnicity, for it’s the only way to a brighter and wholesome future.


  1. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-colleges-midwest/most-international
  2. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-colleges-midwest/campus-ethnic-diversity
  3. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/kendall-college-1703

Post contrubuted by Vinny Ahluwalia & Amit Ahuja.

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