Harper College

Palatine, IL

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Harper College

Harper College

Harper College Student Essentials

Harper College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Hawk
Website: www.harpercollege.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $9,186
Out-of-State Tuition: $10,986
Retention Rate: 64%
Enrollment: 27,135
Year Established: 1965

About Harper College

At Harper College you can get a career-oriented degree, begin your journey to a four-year school, improve your English skills or even get a bachelor’s degree.

Harper College offers associate’s degrees leading to four-year transfers, as well as associate’s degrees for in-demand medical, business and legal careers.

Harper also provides numerous paths to whichever degree one chooses. For the busy adult learner there is the weekend college option and the accelerated or fast-track option.

For those who wish to get a bachelor’s degree, Harper has a program whereby a student may complete the first two years at Harper and the following two in an online course at such places as DePaul University or University of Wisconsin.

For those who want training for an in-demand career, Harper offers certificate programs in such fields as Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing, Web Design, Refrigeration Service and Vet Assistance in less than a year.

Other courses of study include ESL, GED prep and short-term professional development classes.

Harper’s student life features a student-run radio station and newspaper, numerous clubs and organizations and a state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center.

Admissions requirements vary depending on the program to which one is applying.

Tuition at Harper is considerably lower for those who reside in the county or district and for senior citizens. Financial aid is available for eligible students enrolled in certain programs.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

33% of students gave Harper College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I had a great experience at Harper College. Whenever I needed help, it was available there was always someone there to assist you. If they did not know the answer they would find smeone that did. I decicded to go back to school. I saw that they had an Associates Degree program in Human services. I started classes and they were great, some were large and some wee small. I really enjoy working with people so this was perfect for me. I had the greatest professor when I started. She has been an inspiration to me and has also been there when I really needed help. We as a group decided to start a club for Human Services. We have had great progress and have well over 50 members since November. I believe that any student that are entering school should get to know what is available to them, get aquainted with the clubs and with the school in general. It is a great experience if you get involved. I must add that I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa and look forward to getting my B.A in social work.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Harper College Map & Location

Harper College
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067


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Getting Around Harper College

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Palatine, IL

Winter
Dec
33
18
Jan
28
13
Feb
33
17
Spring
Mar
44
26
Apr
57
38
May
68
48
Summer
Jun
78
58
Jul
82
63
Aug
79
61
Fall
Sep
72
52
Oct
60
41
Nov
47
30

Students

Total Students 27,135

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 17%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 58%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 17%
African American 5%
Caucasian 58%
Asian 10%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 20%
Part-Time 80%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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