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Harper College

Palatine, IL 2-Year Public
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About Harper College

Harper College Overview

Harper College is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Palatine, Illinois. Harper College was founded in 1965 and now enrolls around 12,015 students a year, including 12,015 undergrads. Harper College ensures housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

Student Involvement at Harper College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Harper College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Harper College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Harper College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

2022 Harper College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 2.9
In-State Tuition $11,715
Out-of-State $13,980
Percent of Need Met 58.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $2,038

Is Harper College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Harper College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Harper College

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 Harper College, around 75% are still enrolled the next 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 Outcomes for Harper College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at Harper College

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.

Harper College meets 58.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $2,038 a year.

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

Some financial 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Harper College.

Based on this information, how does Harper College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Harper College a good school for you?

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Where is Harper College?

Harper College is located in the suburban setting of Palatine, Illinois, less than an hour from Chicago.

If you want to see Harper College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Palatine, or book a flight to the nearest airport, OHare International.

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

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College Info

1200 West Algonquin Road Palatine, IL 60067-7398

Campus Setting: Suburban

Harper College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Harper College ACT Scores

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Harper College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$12,309

In State

$14,574

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$11,715
$13,980
Fees
$594
$594
Housing
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Harper College is like? There are approximately 12,015 students enrolled at Harper College. 33% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from IL and 1% percent of students are from other states.

33%

Full Time

67%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,015

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,309

Out-of-State

$14,574

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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