Harper College vs. Northwestern College

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    Hi all.

    So, I was excepted into Northwestern College in Bridgeview in May. This is a new program, with their first class finishing their first year. It is an ADN program, and currently accredited by the state but not NLNAC.

    I received an acceptance letter from Harper College today. And cant seem to decide where to go.

    The plus with Northwestern is that its about 15 minutes closer the my home. But Harper is an established program, thats accredited. And actually finishes 3 months before Northwestern would. Harper also is cheaper. Im just torn I guess, because the Dean at Northwestern was super helpful, and really nice. I don't know, I guess I am just looking for someone to push me in one direction. LOL

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Especially from Harper and Northwestern Students!!

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    Oh wow! Good for you girl!! Damn that is a hard choice! Why don't you maybe make a list of the pro's and con's for each school and see what list you like better... maybe also go and visit each school again.. see if it's possible to sit in on a class??? Not sure if that will be allowed.. that's all I can think of. Go on with your bad self!!!
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    Harper.

    Northwestern is a total unknown. I laughed when they began to advertise on TV... trying to ride on the tails of Northwestern University in name association -- NOT.
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    Harper.

    Northwestern is a total unknown. I laughed when they began to advertise on TV... trying to ride on the tails of Northwestern University in name association -- NOT.
    I disagree with that because Northwestern College has been around for over 100 years....they aren't riding on the tails of Northwestern University! The first Northwestern College building or whatever is located in the Northwest part of the city..hence the name.. Northwestern University in the burbs and not even in Chicago... directional things are very important when talking about different areas of the city because Chicago is so big. The majority of people who don't live IN Chicago don't realize that!
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    I am of Chicago and the Northern burbs (my entire life).
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    I'm surprised that you didn't know how long Northwestern College has been around then...they are not at all unknown.. I've known about them since I was a kid.. and I'm 41 now. You've lived in Chicago your entire life or the Northern burbs your entire life?
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    where are the clinicles for each? that may make a difference as to which to choose.

    i personaly would choose an established one over a new one.
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    Thanks for all the advice. I have decided to go with Harper. Because they are established and accredited. Also they are cheaper, the program is shorter by 3 months and the clinical sights are at great facilities. One of which I work at. So that's a plus!
    netglow likes this.


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