About City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Founded in 1956, City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,998 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 30:1. There are 71 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    4 Students rated on-campus housing 1.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    7 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    7 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    8 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College?

12 Students rated City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

Symone - 08/27/2020

I think it’s a very diverse school. You get to meet and interact with so many different types of people without traveling out the state. We are encouraged as students and as young adults to do our best and strive for more. The staff is always there when we need them, and it’s just a great place to be.

Paul - 01/29/2020

I have been attending at Truman College for 4 years .It is a great establishment to attend take ESL Classes Definitely would recommend my friends to enroll to . I have a lot of memories out of those 4 years that I took classes and also the way the teachers are very passionate about their work and students . It is a amazing institution .

Jose - 11/16/2019

It is a good school. But can Improve. For example don’t like how they force students to pay for the registration in 3 days instead of having a month. It don’t effect me because I got the money but it effects students who are barely paying the present semester and problems for fafsa. Did not plan the cons about doing this plan.

Giovanna - 10/03/2019

I've been so impressed with City Colleges as a whole. People normally turn their noses up at community colleges but if you ask me it's the best kept secret in the world. Truman has a great variety of resources available to students, such as specialized tutoring centers and an exceptional student government constantly looking to better our environment.

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I am a 31 year old single mother, finally making the decision to go back to school and purue my education in which I have been longing for. If I could go back in time, I would definitely tell my younger self to please stay in school, stop ditching and finish my senior. Go to as many college tours that I could muster. Choose a prominent culturally diverse university, to get the best education and experiences. Join social networks and study groups, most of all study smart not hard. Reward myself after completion of a project, but not before. Take the present more seriously, because it will most definitely affect my future.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I cannot really say there is anything I wish I had known before coming to this school. I was prepared when I came and knew what to expect.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Truman College has the most diverse population I have ever seen.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's diversity.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Harry S Truman, is a great community college, which i could recommend for other students who will like to attend. Since i started schooling there, i haven't find any difficulty, in learning. There is so many help opportunity available, for everyone. One thing i like about this school is they care about their students learning. Above all the school is not far from my home. It's a walking distance for me.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my Highschool is that is really small. There is not enought diversity and everything is brake into small comunities based on minorities. Finally, counciling is terible; they do not talk much about scholarships or universities that might help us in a future.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    What I usually brag to my friends and family about my school is the fact that Harry S. Truman College has a diverse of students. I find myself continueously repeating that " ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ATTEND AND WORK AT MY SCHOOL, AND I LOVE IT! Growing up in a predominately african american neighborhood where poverty lies, was an extreme headache for me. At Truman I found myself interacting with different races and cultures, forming friendships and social networks. This is something that I only dreamed of when I was a child, and now my dream has come true.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is culturally diversed!

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?


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  11. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student activities/ group are: African and Friends student club, Latinos United for Education ( LUFE ), Pre- pharmacy club, Students of Service, and Truman Bible club.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The faculty provides excellent support and options for advancing towards an Associate Degree, and moving on to a four-year university.

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  13. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The best place to get work done on campus, is the math center, and written center. They are always there to make sure their students are successful.

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  14. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who have big dreams and small pockets can start their journey here. People who need an extra push to get started, or back in the game, are also in the majority here.

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  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The only kind of person who should not attend this school would be one who does not wish to be educated. I feel this is a very good two year school and is very accomadating to older, returning students, as well as foreign students.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about school is tuition payment. They don't accept a lot of public grants or financial aid, so most payment is required in full before a new semester can start. Although the credit hours are more affordable than other local colleges, it is still hard to work full time and pay my tuition my myself.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

71% of students attending City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College receive some sort of financial aid. 63% were awarded federal grants. While 4% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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