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Harper is an above-average public college located in Palatine, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,606 undergraduate students. The Harper acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 45% of students, Harper alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities952 Graduates
Nursing Assistant699 Graduates
Natural Sciences287 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping79 Graduates
Medical Insurance Coding73 Graduates
HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Technician72 Graduates
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT)63 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- save money25%
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Harper College Reviews
Harper is a great place to get an education for a lot less money! The professors here are actually really great and I was able to speed ahead of those I went to high-school with that chose to go to a bigger university. I had not even considered Harper originally, but I am so glad I decided to go here because I took the same classes everyone else was taking for about 10x less. I have no student loan debt and I have now just graduated with an associates degree AND a personal training certification which will allow me to get a higher paying job to help pay for school once I transfer. Everyone here is very helpful and really do want to see you succeed. Going to a 2 year is not a bad thing and can actually make you better prepared for life/ transferring to a bigger college later on. I highly recommend going here, especially if classes are going to be online for the next school year!
I took a summer course at Harper, and I immediately fell in love with the school community. My older sister went to and enjoyed Harper College as well! I am now a full-time student this fall semester; even under the uncertain circumstances we currently face, Harper still does a wonderful job offering resources and support for your academic success.
All professors I have had are very friendly and laid back. If I needed help understanding the material, they were there. If there is any trouble going on, whether you don't understand the material or are unable to meet certain deadlines, TALK TO THE PROFESSOR, MOST WILL BE UNDERSTANDING! Lol there's a Subway AND a Starbucks!