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Harold Washington is a public college located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,978 undergraduate students. The Harold Washington acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Accounting. Graduating 21% of students, Harold Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,300.
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30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601
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Net Price
$4,735/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,506/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,436/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,702/ year
  • $110k+
    $9,579/ year
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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While attending Harold, I have encountered many wonderful and caring Professor's! I really enjoy the diverse side of Harold! It is so amazing to meet people all around the world and get introduced to more cultures. The only I do wish was that Harold Would bring back food into the School but then I can understand that it wouldn't be smart because its in downtown and surrounded by my food establishments. But overall I have always enjoyed my education at Harold. And I would totally recommend student's to come here and get their degree.
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Location is perfect for city-slickers. I really enjoy the social/club life at HWC, as well as the available resources they have onhand. The tutoring center, writing center, and library are truly priceless resources that helped me immensely as a student going to junior college to improve my GPA and figure out my passion/trade. In terms of teachers/academics, it is a mixed bag. At my two years at HWC, I have had many professors that offer very diversive and planned courses, as well as a good number of professors that probably could have done without going into the teaching profession. Despite that, there are plenty of reasons to succeed at the school, and CCC's GAT program is a huge one. Happy hunting!
This is my first semester at any college. I love it! The professors are very strict but they care and they push every student to their highest potential. The school location is in the heart of downtown, easy access with public transit, lots of sites to see, very diverse and calm environment.