Search Reviews by College:

College of DuPage Reviews

100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
5 Reviews
Recommend This School
Degree Improved Career
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Search over 220,000 programs:
2 out of 5
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 out of 5
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.

3 out of 5
Degree: Education, General
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.

Search over 220,000 programs:
1 out of 5
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.

5 out of 5
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.

Thank you for your vote! Was this page helpful?
100% of 1 user found this page helpful.
Disclaimer: GradReports makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of GradReports. GradReports takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.
This icon indicates that a school offers annual tuition for $15,000 or less. Tuition figures reflect the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics or data provided by an official representative of the school.