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Colleges / College of DuPage

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About College of DuPage

College of DuPage Overview

College of DuPage is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. College of DuPage was founded in 1967 and enrolls 23,903 undergrads and no graduate students.

Student Involvement at College of DuPage

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of College of DuPage's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? College of DuPage students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

College of DuPage does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? College of DuPage has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at College of DuPage on the Student Life page.

2022 College of DuPage Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $8,910
Out-of-State $11,010

Is College of DuPage a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what College of DuPage offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for College of DuPage

College of DuPage is not competitive to get into. Around 87% of applicants get into College of DuPage each year. Last year, 3,360 students applied to College of DuPage and 2,918 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of DuPage

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at College of DuPage, around 68% return for their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook College of DuPage Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from College of DuPage by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 59% of graduates from College of DuPage recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with College of DuPage directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at College of DuPage

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on College of DuPage's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at College of DuPage.

Based on this information, how does College of DuPage sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is College of DuPage a good school for you?

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Where is College of DuPage Located?

College of DuPage is located in the suburban setting of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

If you want to see College of DuPage for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 88 to Glen Ellyn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, O'Hare International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn are like without leaving home.

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College Info

425 Fawell Boulevard Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Campus Setting: Suburban

College of DuPage Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of DuPage is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of DuPage is Continuous processing.

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College of DuPage Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at College of DuPage is like? There are approximately 23,903 students enrolled at College of DuPage. 33% percent of students attend school full-time.


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