College of DuPage: Narrative Description

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425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Tel: (630)942-2800
Admissions: (630)942-2442
Fax: (630)790-2686
E-mail: [email protected]edu
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 297-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $10.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3135 per student. Total enrollment: 29,854. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 10,657 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 19,197 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 6% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 34% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges of the Illinois Community College System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $2251 full-time, $87 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7243 full-time, $243 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8619 full-time, $226 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $533 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino Ethnic Awareness Association, The Christian Group, Phi Theta Kappa, International Students Organization, Muslim Student Association. Major annual events: international students year-end cruise, Annual Pool Tournament, Street Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College of DuPage Library with 203,300 books, 312,000 microform titles, 6,005 serials, 33,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.7 million. 2,403 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Glen Ellyn is an attractive residential village with trees, rolling terrain, and well-landscaped dwellings; a suburban area near Wheaton, served by the regional commuter rail system, the shopping facilities are excellent. Glen Ellyn also has a library, YMCA, clinic in town, and hospitals nearby. Lake Ellyn is nearby for recreation, boating, swimming, etc.

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