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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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.144 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,207 Graduates
Nursing Assistant339 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)294 Graduates
Natural Sciences289 Graduates
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications154 Graduates
Medical Assistant114 Graduates
Design and Visual Communications108 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)104 Graduates
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College of DuPage Reviews
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!
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!).