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DePaul University

1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL

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DePaul University, located in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the largest private universities in the nation. It offers more than 275 undergraduate and graduate programs of study, many of which have earned top rankings. More than 45 specialized centers and institutes address social issues as part of an integrated academic curriculum, and the service-learning program at DePaul is one of the best.  DePaul has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and proactively incorporates multiple viewpoints into academic curricula and student life.

Alumni of DePaul University are highly acclaimed in many areas, including business, economy, law and the arts. Among notable alumni are former Kellogg Company CEO James Jenness, actors John C. Reilly and Gillian Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Perle, and more than 250 judges working in courtrooms throughout the Chicago area.

History

DePaul University, founded in 1898 by the Vincentian Congregation of the Mission, was named for French priest, St. Vincent de Paul. The philosophies and mission of DePaul University still reflect the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul.

Academics

The academic calendar of DePaul University follows the quarter system.

Colleges and Schools

DePaul University has ten schools and colleges, including:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Health
  • College of Commerce
  • College of Communication
  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • College of Education
  • College of Law
  • School for New Learning
  • School of Music
  • The Theatre School

Student Life

There are more than 300 student clubs and organizations on campus, including fraternities and sororities, representing a wide range of interests such as politics and activism, sports, cultures, academics, media and publications, professional associations, performance and entertainment, religions, and public service. The Office of Student Involvement provides many opportunities for engagement through campus activities, and the DePaul Activities Board organizes a full calendar of campus events.

On campus housing is available, with16 residence halls and apartments offering a variety of living accommodations. Many dining options are also available.

Traditions

The DePaul school colors are blue and red, and the athletic teams are named the "Blue Demons."  The school motto is: "I will show you the way of wisdom" from Proverbs, IV, 11.

Athletics

The DePaul "Blue Demons" athletic teams belong to the Big East Conference and compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

DePaul University is comprised of six campuses in locations around Chicago, as follows:

  • Lincoln Park
  • Loop
  • Naperville
  • O'Hare
  • Oak Forest
  • Rolling Meadows

Community Life

DePaul University is known for its community involvement, fostering social responsibility and public service among its students. The Office of Community-based Service Learning identifies mutually beneficial opportunities for students and community partners to work together on a variety of projects.

Chicago itself is a very diverse city with more than 60 ethnic communities that each has a distinct neighborhood. This diversity is reflected in the range of ethnic restaurants and festivals throughout the city. Students at DePaul also enjoy the many museums, music events, theatre performances, arts and entertainment that the city offers.  Summer events are focused in the areas around the lakefront and in the city's many parks.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students DePaul University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at DePaul University is around 24,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $36,000-$43,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $590 to $700 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$18,919
Receiving Student Loans61%$7,046
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, DePaul University may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

DePaul University has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years54%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

DePaul University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Big East Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big East Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact DePaul University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
71.98%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
97%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$19,811