William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, IL, USA
3.17 Average Rating

William Rainey Harper College is a public institution established in Palatine, Illinois. As the school is located in Chicago’s northwestern suburbs, Harper College serves one of the largest community college student populations in the US. New students attending Harper College have the opportunity to enroll in Start Smart Electives, which are classes designed to introduce students to specific fields of study while also acclimating them to their new college environment. Students also have the ability to enroll in Learning Communities, which consist of two separate courses which share a common group of students and faculty in order to emphasize fellowship.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 2 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students

What Students Are Saying

3.17 Average Rating
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. Whether its a physical education associate or an engineering associate, Harper College provides the student with all of the necessary classes you will need in order to transfer. Harper also has numerous activities to be involved in as well as athletics. Professors can be challenging as with any college.
Colin from Wheeling, IL
Harper is a beautiful campus, especially being located in the suburban area where I've grown up in. This school has given me a second chance and opportunity to try and succeed for a future. For being a community college the resources offered are outstanding from tutors, to the library selections, to even their school activities.
Annette from Schaumburg, IL

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