College of DuPage

1,286 reviews
  1. Glen Ellyn, IL
  2. 2 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    C+
  6. Location
    C
College of DuPage is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,458/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,741/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,957/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,442/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,903/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,017/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,022Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College of DuPage

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

1,286 reviews
  • Excellent
    253
  • Very Good
    487
  • Average
    436
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    36
The financial aid office is totally incompetent, just like the cashier's 'office'. Student workers that don't know anything are the majority of your interactions. Everybody you talk to will tell you something different so you never know what's happening. Scholarships? Forget it. They've got a few 'Scholars Awards' for recent high school graduates. Adult going back to school? Just eat cake. There's over 20,000 students enrolled here, so what percent do you think get a Presidential scholarship? There were 130 awarded for 2014, so that's less than half a percent!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 11 2015
My general experience with the classes so far have been good. The workloads all vary depending on the teacher, but the registration process for every class is the same and pretty easy using the MyAccess website. The exception is with science classes, particularly biology and chemistry, as they tend to fill up fairly quickly despite the many classes available, and so it's better to register for those early. The professors themselves also all vary. Some are very laid back and others are more strict. From what I've heard, most are pretty good teachers, but there are a few difficult and unreasonable ones. You can always drop the classes though if you suspect you've gotten such a teacher. (For example, one of my friends took an Oceanography class and said the teacher refused to answer questions on the grounds that you should be able to read and understand the book, took off lots of points on lab worksheets for minor spelling and grammar errors, and tried to get students not deemed her favorites expelled on the grounds of plagiarizing each others' group lab sheets; the school denied her appeal because that wasn't plagiarism at all, so she failed them instead. Those teachers can be found anywhere, but are rare, so just be careful. All of my teachers so far though have been very helpful and I've enjoyed their classes, so don't feel like you're likely to encounter such a teacher.) There are all kinds of study abroad classes for a wide variety of majors, and are a fairly equal amount going to places in North America and other places around the world. Those are special study options. The language classes also have month-long study abroad classes during the summer. Oh! The culinary program is highly regarded as well, and the school has it's own hotel and formal restaurant for its culinary and hospitality students to get real-world experience in. It also has a small "cafe" counter where you can buy various foods that the students cook.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 9 2014
This school is hit or miss. Every department, counselor, or class interaction is great or a total disaster. Once a counselor told me to drop a class because I did not need that particular class. Then the next time I was told I needed the class & lost $1,000 right there. Some teachers are great! They expect you to come to class & actually teach you what you need to know. Then after some hard work & study time put in they where always available via email or office hours. This worked great & an A was attainable based on the effort. Other teachers just give vague information or don't teach at all & tell you to just read the book & whatever you don't understand ask, but then never answered emails or kept changing office hours or never showed up.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago