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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 4,836 undergraduate students. The Harper acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Business. Graduating 40% of students, Harper alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
About Harper College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
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Net Price
$6,952/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,750/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,461/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,698/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,285/ year
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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.88 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
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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!
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I attended Harper College in Fall 2014 through Summer 2015 and could not have been happier with my decision. The classes were all very well planned and taught. All of the professors were professional and helpful in the utmost way. I was hesitant at first to enroll, but as soon as I started the process it was painless and quick. Harper College has many activities and groups to be a part of and somewhere everyone can fit in. You will never feel left out. I would recommend Harper College to anyone unsure of their career path, but still want to continue their education for cheap!
I really like Harper College so far. The campus is nice. I also like how cheap the in-district tuition is. I like how the professors are really nice and that the classes aren't too big. I also like how there's diversity on campus. Another thing I like is that the campus is safe. I also like how the college is not too far away from where I live. I also like how the college offers a lot of degrees, certificates, and programs; it even has a University Center that offers some bachelor's degree programs with other universities. Harper has a lot to offer it's students in general. The students are really nice, too. Overall, I'm more than happy to attend this college!