About Oakton Community College

Founded in 1969, Oakton Community College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,443 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Oakton Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 149 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Oakton Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,6% 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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Oakton Community College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
76%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
6%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
43%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
12%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
18%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
18%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
29%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
76%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
6%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
43%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
12%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
18%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
18%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
29%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Oakton Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    22 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    22 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    22 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    22 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    22 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Oakton Community College?

21 Students rated Oakton Community College

Olivia - 02/20/2021

Oakton Community College is a great 2-year school to attend if you are unable to afford a 4-year university and you save a lot of money by doing so! In addition, it is one of the best community colleges in Illinois for students looking to go into science-related careers like nursing. The professors are there to support students academically and their interests. It\'s a great way to meet people and make some friends. They offer a variety of opportunities to get involved and even win prizes! If someone told me they are planning to attend Oakton, I would tell them to absolutely go to this school. Community colleges sometimes get a bad rep because they are not actually universities or that they “don’t prepare you at all because they are too easy”. I would strongly disagree. I was challenged every semester and I have learned a lot from every class that I have taken. Some universities even pay more attention to those transferring from a community college because they know these individuals are hard workers but may have had some financial issues which prevented them from attending a university, like me. In addition, I would tell that person that they will only thank themselves later because just by attending Oakton for 2 years, they are saying SO MUCH money for the same type of knowledge. I had many of my friends return to community colleges after their first year at a university because they didn’t realize how expensive college could be. Lastly, I would tell them to take advantage of student life and join some clubs because you’ll meet so many people. Also, I would tell them to apply for any scholarships they would be eligible for to either decrease the cost of attendance or be able to take classes they really want to take, but wouldn’t be able to afford.

Toni

I like the Des Plaines campus it feels like a real college community. I like the classes and some of the professor. I think that financial aid help could be better. Overall the classrooms and students in the class are good. I haven't really been to Skokie campus but it is nice when I do go other to that campus. The feel is different from the Des Plaines campus but they are both still very good places to learn.

Francesca

Oakton Community College has helped me grow as a student as well as a person. I have learned so many things about myself in the past 2 years then I have ever in my whole life. I was able to find my career and passion at Oakton and they also help me through any struggles I've had.

Brenda

The campus is growing and improving as parts of the school is still under construction. The professors are considerate and helpful with your work. Classes aren't too large so everyone get a chance meet other students. Classes are affordable and financial aid benefits cover the cost the school well.

Oakton Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Oakton Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Oakton Community 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?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to take my classes more seriously. During my senior year I started slacking because I was very excited for all the activities coming, like prom, and my future in college. I would tell myself to keep pushing harder in order to get the best possible grade in all my classes. I would also tell myself to not stress so much about all the "drama" happening in between my friends. Many students often get side tracked by all the negative things going around in school, including myself, that they forget to just relax, enjoy and have fun their senior year.

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

    I love how Oakton Community College is financially reliable. Most students barley pay anything, but the students that do pay never have any complaints.

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

    I think that Oakton Community College is a great school in general but I would have to say that the worst thing about Oakton is the fact that people are somewhat antisocial. I wish that the school in general would do more social comitee gatherings and outings to bring the student body closer as one.

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

    My school is a learning focussed facility with student binding experiences throughout the school year.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any type of person can attend Oakton. Thats why I wouldn't change it, because it's not only for people who don't have the grades to get into a four year school. It's not only for people who aren't sure if college is for them. It's for everyone.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is known as being a great community college. Most people don't want to go to community college, but Oakton just feels different from other 2 year colleges that i've seen.

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

    Nothing. The teachers are nice, there's plenty of lounge space, and more than enough computers to go around.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very diverse group who either have a set goal in mind (getting a degree in the medical field) or are exploring their different options by trying different classes and finding what suits them best.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the small class rooms because it allows room for more disscussion, and you all build a stronger ralationship with your professor and classsmates!

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

    Before coming to Oakton Community College I wish I would have known to look into all the amazing programs and activities Oakton had to offer. Although I did know about all the clubs I could have joined, I wish I was more aware of my major to decide which of Oaktons programs could have helped me to succeed. Deciding a major would definately be one of the most important steps before coming to Oakton to be able to look ahead to choose the best career path Oakton offered to become a more aware and goal-oriented student.

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

    People that can afford a major university.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

9,443

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
19%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

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.

46% of students attending Oakton Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 3% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$11,790

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,410

Books and Supplies

$8,019

Room and Board

21,219

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,524
$30 - $48K
$5,883
$48 - $75K
$8,105
$75 - $110K
$9,625
$110K & UP
$8,367

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