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Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 14,142 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The William Rainey Harper College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 208 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at William Rainey Harper College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered , with ,11% 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.
65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 22% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at William Rainey Harper College.
24 Students rated on-campus housing 2.2 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
37 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated William Rainey Harper College
William Rainey Harper College is an exceptional community college with many resources for students to not only realize their career ambitions, but to also get help making them a reality. The faculty is both diverse and friendly and their commitment to education for all is intertwined wonderfully with their commitment to equity and inclusion. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Harper college and my experience there has changed my life forever.
My opinion of William Rainey Harper College is that it is an excellent school for your general education studies. Not only it is cheap, but the professors are quality and friendly. Some of the professors, generally the ones who run online classes, tend to be neglectful and absent, but a majority of the teachers are able to give their students challenging but rewarding work while also being available to discuss and go over the assigned work.
It's a very nice school that I enjoyed the years I was there. Very helpful staff, there were a lot of good resources. Many I did not take advantage of in the time I took classes, but to know they are there for me if I need them, later on, is very comforting. The classes are also a lot cheaper than a 4-year school, which is always great, and there's a very good financial aide team if needed.
Harper College is a great place to start, I don't have any regrets starting out here instead of going to a big university in the city. The teachers I have had were great, they genuinely care about my success which meant a lot to me as a student and motivated me to excel. The school is going through some constructions at the moment so there are many things I have not gotten to experience that the newer students will, such as the new library, the fitness center, and the new study wings. There are many places to go to for some quiet study time, if you get the chance, explore the campus, it's really beautiful.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for William Rainey Harper 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 _____.
In talking to my former self I would make it known, the importance of higher education. As well as the importance to maintain focus on my goals and pursue my passions.
My classmates are an array of true individuals.
Harper College is considered one of the best community colleges in the country, as well as one of the most popular for students who live in that area.
Well known community college, with very good teachers and well kept environment
Compared to other universities I considered, Harper College is way cheaper and the classes are smaller.
I wish I had known that it would be harder to make friends in a junior college compared to a regual four year college.
My school has an excellent campus view which is surrounded by landmade lakes and tall, green trees. Every instructor and student is very polite, hard working and optimistic. The environment of school is healthy, clean and full of clear air. haha I love my school.
A considerable amount of students attending the college aren't serious about completeing their degree or taking class serious. Its like high school 2.0, I liked high school as much as the next, but its time to grow up become an adult and think about our future.
The best thing about Harper is the accessability. Location wise, it is very close to home and work. Registration is a very simple process. The professors are interested, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable in their respective fields. The counselors are helpful and informative. As far as a community college goes, Harper is excellent and I am happy that I have the opportunity that I do.
A lot more of the Jock types at Harper
At Harper there are classes for everyone. They have everything from engineering to french, from statistics to fashion. Academia is very diverse, that is why it is such a great community college. I love that you really feel like you are apart of something. Especially with the teachers, they are so personable and intelligent. I have some teachers that are so passionate and educated that I wonder what they are doing at a community college. If you need help, they email, they meet with you after class, and some even text. A really interesting thing that people don't realize is that even though Harper is a two year college, it is still a research institution. If you apply, you can be apart of a number of science based research. If you feel that in certain classes you weren't challenged enough or you wanted to try something out, get into some honors classes. There is no pre-requisite into an honors class but they are so interesting. You meet great people that love to really open the box. I would say that as a student coming out of high school, Harper's goal is to prepare you for a 4 year institution. But as an adult or someone looking to instantly pursue a career, they focus on your personal needs. Harper has everything.
When I first started telling people I went to Harper college, I felt embarrassed. I felt like I was missing some grand opportunity by not going away, living on my own. But the truth is, looking at all my friends away at school, the biggest thing I am missing is being drunk every weekend and skipping class. Being so close to home keeps you away from the peer pressure of partying and the ability to really focus on school. Personally, I chose Harper because of the money issue. I am not poor by a longshot, but like most families we just don't have enough money to spend thousands of dollars on an education. At Harper, I am saving money and getting good grades, hopefully a scholarship is along the way. I love Harper. If you try, you can find the clubs, the activities and make some great friends. I love the small class sizes, you don't just feel like a number, you feel apart of something.
The students who are willing to graduate from good college, and the students who are not able to pay high tuition, and the students who always put effort into his/her studying.
Harper College has an extremely diverse population of students. The staff as well of the students are a very open-minded community. It is my opinion that anyone could make a place for themselves at Harper. The kind of person that may not want to attend would have to be someone with very limited ideals of equality.
It is a pretty large school, and with so many students, some students are often de-motivated to graduate or do well in school. I don't like that because teachers are pressured to lower standards. For example, there are extremely nice flat-screen TVs in lounges, but I think they distract students from being studious.
Harper pride Club or Honors programs
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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.
51% of students
attending William Rainey Harper College receive some sort of financial aid.
37% were awarded federal grants.
While 7% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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