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William Rainey Harper College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

16,060 students

100% admitted

  • 6,964 full time
  • 9,096 part time
  • 3,635 men full time
  • 3,329 women full time
  • open enrollment

11,707 Undergraduates

$9,030 tuition/year

  • 4,353 Non-Degree
  • $9,030 in state
  • $498 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Associate's degree
Level of Institution: At least 2 but less than 4 years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Colin from Wheeling, IL
  • 0
  • Harper College is one of the best community college out there that can help you prepare for a four year university or to save up for a four year university.…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More
  • Ulyana from Palatine, IL
  • 0
  • harper college is a great place to study and meet new people. harper gives lots of of options to help students succeed in their career.this college has earned its respect…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More
  • Joey from Wheeling, IL
  • 0
  • harper college is one of the best community colleges you can attend. if you aren't sure what you want to major in, this is a good school to get your…

  • Feb-04-2012 Read More
  • Angela from Wheeling, IL
  • 0
  • smart way to save money. good for those unsure of their future academic plans. good for students not ready to leave for a 4 year institution.…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Shayde from Wheeling, IL
  • 0
  • harper college has many types of classes for multiple majors. it has a lot of caring teachers and smaller class size then many public 4-year universitys. it's also a lot…

  • Feb-07-2012 Read More
William Rainey Harper College
  • Located in Palatine, IL
  • Public
  • 16,060 students enrolled
  • - admitted
  • $9,030 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Daniel from Mount Prospect, IL
  • Aug-26-2011 I am a current student here

    I love the campus here. Of course you can't experience the dorm life and all the other good stuff, but the campus here is really nice. I like the environment and the diversity at this campus. I believe that this a great place to start off your college life. Not too intense like the universities, but at the same time different from the high school life. It's easy for me to get around the buildings and the teachers here are always willing to help. Overall I'm glad I chose Harper college.

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  • 5
  • Amie
  • Apr-27-2011 I am a current student here

    I love Harper. Since my first day, I have felt so comfortable here. The campus buildings are very close together, and the campus itself it simply gorgeous. The Quad is a relaxing place to hang out in warm weather and just enjoy being outside between classes. I have made so many friends here, and these friendships are the type that will last forever. I have been in Environmental Club every semester, and just getting involved in one club has made such a difference. I am very involved in the club, trying to improve our campus' green initiative, and just having an all-around great time learning about the environment around us. Clubs, the fitness center, sports teams, and even the cafeteria are all great and comfortable places to meet new people and just get to know how great Harper is. I have always felt welcome here, as I know anyone else would.

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  • 5
  • Robin from Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Jan-16-2010 I am a current student here

    The people are a community. No cliques exist, which eliminate stereotypes and discrimination. I met many new friends as well as my boyfriend here. It's not the biggest school but it's big enough so if you want to fly under the radar you can.

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  • 5
  • Ioana from Glendale Hieghts, IL
  • Dec-09-2009 I am a current student here

    Im trying to get into advertising and im taking my gen eds at harper, what truely got my attention was the design Harper has amazing Architeture and a garden in the middle of all their buildings. Which in the summer is filled with amazing flowers and green grass and has water fountians, and ponds. The atmposhere is unique. As well at the instructors are able to be flexible with their learning techinques, and aid in any subject is avaiable , I was relieved to find out they had a math help lab and 4 current teachers at harper were always their aiding students.

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  • 5
  • Courtney from Wonder Lake, IL
  • Aug-07-2009 I am a current student here

    Coming from a rural town to a big suburb where Harper is located was a bit intimidating for me. I applied knowing that I would not be seeing familiar faces on a daily basis. I'm now going into my fourth semester and couldn't be happier with my decision to attend Harper. I can't help but constantly talk about how much I enjoy my time at the school. The campus is aesthetically pleasing, it's obvious that the school representatives take pride in their establishment. Each classroom is equipped with top of the line technology which makes the learning experience more enjoyable. There are people throughout the school that are genuinely there for you and want to see you do well even after you leave Harper.

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