About College of DuPage

Founded in 1967, College of DuPage. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 26,901 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The College of DuPage Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 285 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at College of DuPage include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at C.O.D. are considered , with ,18% 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 College of DuPage.

“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”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    44 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 2 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    47 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    65 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    68 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    68 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    68 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    67 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    68 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

College of DuPage REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of College of DuPage?

67 Students rated College of DuPage

Jorge - 04/12/2024

Despite being a community college, the College of DuPage is an amazing institution that many should take advantage of. COD has amazing faculty who are always willing to help out in times of need, whether you need help with classes, getting your grades up, or financial aid, they have it all. They have a vast amount of clubs, so nobody is left out, and they can easily make friends.

Anthony - 05/23/2023

College of DuPage has treated me very well. In the time that I attended, I was able to secure an amazing job as a student that allowed me to do my homework and work at the same time. The professors really believe in what you want to do. The work you put in is what you will get in return. There are no tricks there are no secrets. I have met a lot of good people at this school. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to go to school there.

Brittany - 05/16/2023

It’s a great school

Nicole - 01/15/2021

College of Dupage is a marvelous school for academics. I initially started at a university however the cost to attend was too much for me therefore I went to College of Dupage. I am learning the same curriculum I would be at a university plus I am getting tons of support from everyone around me. I would highly recommend for anyone that wants to pursue their education to join COD. Professors are educated on their professions are here to help and pass on their knowledge. No one would feel left out on this campus due to the idea of unity and intellectual support. The cost is fair and easy to equip as well therefore it does not cause any more stress on a student.

College of DuPage FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at College of DuPage?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for College of DuPage 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?

    Too often we let our duties slip past our present focus. Girlfriends, sports, and hobbies will always reward us with satisfaction, whether it is deep love, or succesful outcome of a challenge. Yet time moves on duling our sharp sense of achievement, along with our memories, into slight grooves on our timelines. Some grooves however, are so strong, carved in the bone of our heads, writen on our foreheads, its the feeling of knowledge, the lack of confusion. It is the ultimite sharpening stone when a subject well known is brought before one self, leaving one feel like a sharp, solid knife. In school it is more important that anything to start with an over-achieving attitude, and maybe let it drop just a tiny bit, to put you right on the edge of excellence.

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

    I feel that because it is a junior college, that no one is assigned a counselor, therefore you constantly must talk with someone that is not familarized with your situation. Also the financial aid office is run by young adults, or the students that are there as well which is frustrating because they only read what they know from a computer or packet; which in the long run does not help me out that much.

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

    College of DuPage is a really reputed college. There is nothing I wish I had known before I came. I am glad I chose C.O.D.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates at COD come from all walks of life: I have taken an experiential speech class 18-67 year olds, my music stand partner in band is married with kids, and I have sat around between classes playing drums with students from South Africa, Egypt, and Japan.

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

    College of DuPage allows you to get your general education classes finished without having to pay a university tuition.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is one of the best community colleges.

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

    College of DuPage is a well rounded, safe, very involved campus to be apart of.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    Attending a community college, chances are you live locally, so you can experience what the college experience is like without going to far from home or paying thousands of dollars more at a four year school. You can get your associates or just do gen ed studies and transfer. If you then graduate from a four year school, employers have no way of knowing you attended community college. And being at one of the best community colleges in the country, you get a good education for a decent price, and a leg up on other applicants to four year schools.

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

    Unfortunately, I don't have much reason to brag about my school. Community college isn't the most exciting in the world.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The College of DuPage provides a high-level education for a fraction of the cost compared to other universities. Students who are looking to get a head start without breaking their bank accounts should attend COD. DuPage is a starting point for young adults or older adults who may have suspended their education or are looking to boost their resumes. Students who are looking to make good friends, experience campus life, gain work experience, and have a positive learning environment must attend the College of Dupage. In closing, students with determination, hard-work ethic, and perseverance should attend this college.

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

    It's only a community college.

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

    A student that should not attend this school is someone that wants to get the campus life. By campus life I mean living in the dorms with roommates and all the good and bad that comes with it.

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

    Production groups and sports are the most popular activities

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I think it's a great fit for anyone who wants to save money or have a slow transition into their independent life

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I don't think there are any stereotypes. I haven't been here long, so far i haven't seen any negative aspects

    Read all  1 answers

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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.

68% of students attending College of DuPage receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 58% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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