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City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,824 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 474 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


We do not have information on athletics at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 36.2%
Hispanic 21.8%
Non-resident alien 0.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 22.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • No On-Campus Housing
  • No Meal Plan

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Cesar from Chicago, IL
  • 3
  • I wouldnt know what to say on this one because i live around the area so its pretty easy to get there and stuff but from the surounding it looks…

  • Oct-23-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Daniel from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-13-2016 I am a current student here

    Downtown chicago has an uncountable amount of restaurants that will satisfy the hunger of any individual, no matter his/her tastes.

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  • 3
  • Simone from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a past student here

    Lunch is whatever time students want it. Harold Washington College is in Chicago's loop downtown. There are a variety of stores and restaurants that are near the campus. Students have an option to bring their own lunch. If they do not want to eat, it is up to them what they want. The student lounge/cafeteria is in the basement of the school. This is a place where students eat their lunch, study, hangout, and meet new people. The student lounge is a convenient and safe haven for students to mingle at.

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  • 5
  • Shane from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-03-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The loop sells food and dining in this area but the prices is high but it is worth it.

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  • 1
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a cafeteria, but most students bring their food or go out to the surrounding restaurants, since the school is located in the Loop.

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  • 2
  • Alissa from Chicago, IL
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a small cafeteria in the basement as well as some vending machines throughout the building. I personally did not care for the food and thought that it was overpriced. However, most people bring food from home and just eat it in the cafeteria with some friends or while studying.

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  • 1
  • Mel from Chicago, IL
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Things are costly. Water is nearly 2 dollars and nothing is healthy. Just the run of the mill chips, pops, and junk. Plus the school looks as if they never clean any of the eating areas. Even the class room desks are filthy.

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  • 1
  • Nastassia from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a small snack cart on the first floor with limited options. Fortunately, there are many restaurants like subway in walking distance.

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  • 4
  • Jasmin from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There aren't any meal plans unfortunately, but being harold Washington is Downtown Chicago, there are several food and beverage restaurants available with access through public transportation( Metra, CTA, Pace). The prices vary and can kind of be a bit pricey because your downtown. There is an cafeteria in the basement of harold washington that serves salads, sandwiches, soups, fruit and veggy bowls.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mel from Chicago, IL
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Phi Beta Kappa is the program they have posted up on flyers. But I haven't and will not check it out.

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  • 0
  • Brittany from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is represented. I believe there is at least one, I just don't remember the name. I'm not into Greek life or societies like Gamma.

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  • 0
  • Kristen from Chicago, IL
  • Sep-07-2012 I am a current student here

    Their are some Greek chapters but they are very small. I believe Harold Washington has one or two Greek chapters. Given the fact that Harold Washington is a junior college and not a university it would have little to no actual Greek life ( non of the Greeks at HWC have their own house. HWC is a commuters school.)

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