B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    B-
Harper College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,161/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,867/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,959/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,107/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,936/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,310/ year

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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,391Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
  • More opinions are needed to display this poll.Take our surveyto add your opinion.

After Harper College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

More opinions are needed to display this poll.  Take our survey

Harper College Reviews

745 reviews
All Categories
Harper College only reaches its full potential to those who seek just more than a community college, which is extremely difficult as it consists mainly of students who commute and work a lot of hours. But to those who can manage, taking advantage of PTK, Honors Program, and other organizations only helps you more in the long run. Having done the Honors Program, all of my Honors classes were conducted in a reading-homework forum-classtime style, and it was informative, fun, and it all counted toward my 60 credit hours. If I could, I would redo Harper by taking more Honors courses!
Review Your College
The degree that you can earn from Harper ranges depending on what career you're going into.There are so many classes you can take that you could even earn a Bachelor's Degree if you wish. Even if you don't plan on staying for a Bachelor's Degree, the college makes sure to help you prepare for your transfer to a university. The counselors they provide are amazing! My counselor made sure to help map out my entire education at Harper so that I would be able to graduate with an Associates Degree. They even offer jobs in your degree field on campus. From community service officers to dental assistants.
  • Mar 14 2016
  • Value
I feel that in each course I have taken so far at Harper, I have learned a lot of new information. I love that my favorite class I've taken so far, (Human Physiology) was also my most difficult class I've taken so far, yet I worked so hard and received the A I was striving for. I like the competition to get in to the Limited Enrollment Programs because when you work hard, apply, and play the waiting game, it is the best most rewarding feeling when you get that Acceptance Letter in the mail! The campus is beautiful. There are plenty of clubs to choose from. I have joined both Pre-Med club as well as Phi Theta Kappa. I love the feeling of working hard all semester and then getting rewarded with the grades I wanted.