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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    B+
DuPage is an above-average public college located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,857 undergraduate students. The DuPage acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing Assistant. Graduating 31% of students, DuPage alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference

College of DuPage Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$5,724/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,056/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.144 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,857Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
17,043
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Neutral, just trying to get by.
    50%
  • Ignorant
    25%
  • Outgoing
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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I loved my experience at College of DuPage because it was a fresh new start and there is so much to do. If you don't feel like being confided inside the walls of the building you have the opportunity to go out and enjoy the fresh air with a view of a nice fountain and garden area, etc. The gym is also a great place to bust your stress after classes, which I always looked forward to. Last but not the least, I have to mention the excitement of getting some good hot Starbucks before classes during Chicago's crazy winter days. I loved how it was easily available to the students!
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COD is a place where you get what you put in. It is a place that allows students to get on the right path for their aspirations. The professors really do care, as long as you do your half of the work they can get you there! The resources available to students are honestly a godsend, you can free tutors and access to Microsoft office. You're able to join clubs and meet new friends! They have some amazing classes if you are into music and the arts, and one of the best forensics and speech team! Go Chaps!
It was originally a fantastic community college that had to grow quickly with the booming community. Wonderful new buildings were built, but I wonder with what input from students was taken into considerationMany full time retiring teachers are replaced with less qualified part time teachers in many instances. They will take anyone with the qualifications to teach so beware. Just because one has the qualifications to teach doesn't necessarily mean they should. Not that they aren't good enough, but that it takes the right person to teach effectively. Teachers that you want to go back to are few and far between these days. The parking situation just to get to class is atrocious and many times people will arrive at an hour before class to hopefully get a parking spot. Nice library with study space. There is a student/staff gym as well. The Field Studies department is one of the best in the nation (so travel when you can!).