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.
Harper College Rankings
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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.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,077 Graduates
Nursing Assistant717 Graduates
Natural Sciences215 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping101 Graduates
Medical Insurance Coding80 Graduates
HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Technician78 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)75 Graduates
Child Care Provider71 Graduates
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Harper College Reviews
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.
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.