College of DuPage Reviews

3.38 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
  • Glen Ellyn (IL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,790
0% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Teresa Meza - 12/5/2019
Degree: Respiratory Therapy
Graduation Year: 2020
"The program was hard but not impossible. You just have to be dedicated to your studies. The instructors are great and really care about you. I highly recommend this program at College of DuPage. Affordable, great location and parking. Love this place"
1.8 out of 5 stars
Kris Kosta - 11/5/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Nursing program seems to only care about nclex pass rate to get more funding from Illinois. More than half teachers use test bank questions you can find online. Because of its less prestigious program, the clinical sites are not ideal. Side note: The general education classes are great."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Sue - 11/12/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"The nursing program is the worst. Some teachers were very helpful and others made you feel stupid. The only thing this school cares about is the NCLEX. If you get a C they tell you you are at risk for failing the NCLEX then they are basically done with you. I wouldnt recommend this program to anyone."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amber - 12/15/2017
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2012
"COD's instructors were excellent and helpful. The classes I took were challenging and I learned a lot. I have been to a few colleges prior to COD and this was one of the best undergraduate experiences I have had. Register was a breeze and it is easy to find assistance if you need it."
2.5 out of 5 stars
ItIsWhatItIs - 9/26/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"Depending on what your career goals are, it may or may not be a good idea to go to COD. My plan was to transfer ASAP, and after spending a few semesters there, I'm sticking to that plan. The good: It's cheap compared to 4 year schools, convenient with online classes and night classes, and you can have a second chance at having an education. The bad: Although cheaper than 4 year schools, they decided to jack up tuition to remodel everything. So it's not a bargain compared to other 2 year schools. Which kind of defeats the purpose. The professors are hit or miss. Many, many adjuncts. I've had adjuncts who were better than some of the full time staff, but I've had others who are so bad they have no business teaching, but keep getting renewed. The online classes are very hit or miss. Some have nonexistant instruction so you're not learning online so much as you're teaching yourself everything. Very over crowded main campus, parking is a problem. It is like a mall on black Friday 4 days a week. My bottom line: If you are smart enough to want challenging classes and classmates with ambition who will be like iron sharpening iron, look elsewhere. If you just need to get classes done cheap, do it here. But I've taken a class at a 4 year school which was much more challenging than what the curriculum here is like so it drives me nuts to hear people say it's the same education as a 4 year school but cheaper. No, you are getting what you pay for here."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Kimberly Bendix - 5/5/2015
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2015
"College of DuPage is one of the cheaper schools to attend, with their PPCH being small compared to other colleges. You will have trouble with the financial aid office since they're in the middle of being audited by the IRS, and make sure you research what professors you take, since a lot of them are forced to have an online class as well as a regular class to teach, and are over-worked. They're totally re-structuring their board of directors since the old one pilfered millions out of secret accounts, so hopefully that means better people in office and better teachers teaching."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/19/2013
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2010
"Tell us about your college experience.In regards to my school, I believe it was a good fit for me. I didn't really know which direction to take in my career aspirations and going there helped me sample a lot of everything. The counselors were really good and their online classes helped when my schedule got really busy.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?No. I'd probably have focused on their culinary degree program. They had a pretty impressive set up at the school but it wasn't until much later that I even considered going that direction."