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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    B+
Harper is an above-average public college located in Palatine, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,882 undergraduate students. The Harper acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Business. Graduating 39% of students, Harper alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
About Harper College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
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Harper College Rankings

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

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,616/ 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
$5,159/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
51%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,882Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,867
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
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  • Diverse
    57%
  • Outgoing
    29%
  • Commuter
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Harper College Reviews

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Harper college is not my designated community college according to the County I belong to; however, I enrolled there instead of my local community college due to positive recommendations from friends and I am not disappointed in my decision! The campus is very safe, clean, and mostly new. Also, the majority of professors are passionate about their subject while being comprehensive and willing to help. The staff is very nice.
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The college is a great opportunity for everyone who is focused in education, activities, or just a place for not knowing what to do which is completely okay. The place sets you up for success with so many resources available. Tutors, writing centers, counselors, peers, and the list goes on and on. The college is advancing with a new library and athletic building. Lots of fun activities for social gatherings and many clubs! It is affordable compared to other places, but it really is a great place to start!
I think Harper is very diverse and there is a lot of help available. The campus is very big and the buildings are pretty close to each other. Sometimes it may get confusing to get to each building because the campus is very big. Everyone there is very nice and helpful! The professors there are all different in how they teach a course and the way they grade but other than that I think they are good professors and most will stay with you after class to try and help you with any issues you may have.