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Tuition & Fees

$37,701

$37,701

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
42%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
25%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
30-36
14%
24-29
52%
18-23
32%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,129
Declined + 5,499
Total Received 19,628
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Private (nonprofit)

15,961

undergraduate students

7,578

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Public Relations/advertising
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1165
ACT 1012

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Fun Facts

  • In 1900, when the first athletic team to ever represent DePaul University was organized, the monogram "D" was selected for the uniforms. From this originated the nickname D-Men, which evolved into Demons.
  • The Blue Demon athletic teams at DePaul University acquired their deathly pallor in 1901 by a vote of the student body. The color blue signifies loyalty.
  • DePaul University's McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building was the first university science building in Illinois to earn Gold LEED-certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes leadership in energy efficiency and environmental design.
  • Ray Meyer, DePaul University's long-time head varsity basketball coach, earned his 600th career victory in the third game of the 1979 season, one of a handful of coaches to reach this career milestone. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, only the fourth active coach to be so honored.
  • In 1978, DePaul University bought the storied but soon-to-close Goodman School of Drama from the Art Institute of Chicago, turning luminaries like Linda Hunt and Joe Mantegna into alumni and DePaul's theater school into a nationally ranked program.
  • Who says gardens need to be Earth-bound? DePaul University students can enjoy a rooftop garden atop the DePaul Center in Chicago's Loop. The school also has a rooftop greenhouse and garden on its Lincoln Park Campus.
  • DePaul University's Seton Hall was ranked #3 among the nation's 15 best residence halls in the 2012 Dormy Awards.
  • DePaul University's first two graduates were Mark Ignatius Sheridan, who became superintendent of the City of Chicago Water Department , and William David O'Brien, who became auxiliary bishop of Chicago and later titular archbishop and president of the Catholic Church Extension Society.
  • DePaul University's green initiatives include over 70 water-bottle refill stations.
  • DePaul University's College of Law was one of the first law schools in Illinois to admit women and Jewish students.
  • DePaul University's mascot is named Dibs, which stands for Demon in a Blue Suit.
  • DePaul University was originally named St. Vincent's College.
  • DePaul University Theatre School alumnus Michael Rooker co-stars in The Walking Dead.
  • Three members of the rock band Chicago graduated from DePaul University. The band's original name was Chicago Transit Authority.
  • DePaul University's Driehaus College of Business is one of the 10 oldest business schools in the nation.
  • In 1911, DePaul University became one of the first Catholic universities in the nation to admit women to coeducational classes.

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School Facts

DePaul University, founded in 1898, is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational institution. Its 38-acre campus is located in Chicago, IL and has a total of five campus locations.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 23,539
Established in 1898
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Chicago, IL

38-acre, urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,718,782); campuses in Chicago's Loop and Lincoln Park neighborhoods and three suburban locations (Naperville, Oak Forest, and O'Hare). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to basketball games. Public transportation serves campus.

DePaul University
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-2287

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 3% of male students
 
16 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
42%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
25%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
30-36
14%
24-29
52%
18-23
32%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,129
Declined + 5,499
Total Received 19,628

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Carlene Klaas-Kennelly
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 433-7285
F: 312 362-5749
admission@depaul.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,955,000
State $19,980,000
Institutional $62,813,000
Other external
Total $107,748,000

Non-need-based

Federal $6,555,000
State $163,000
Institutional $87,910,000
Other external $2,322,000
Total $96,950,000

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big East Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Blue Demons
School colors
royal blue and scarlet
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Acting
African/Black Diaspora Studies
Allied Health Technologies
American Studies
Animation
Anthropology
Applied Behavioral Science
Applied Economics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Professional Studies
Applied Statistics
Applied Technology
Arabic
Arabic Studies
Art/Media/Design
Arts Leadership
Banking
Behavioral Finance
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Biological Sciences
Brand Management
Brand/Product Management
Business Administration
Business Development
Business Information Technology
Business Strategy/Decision-Making
Catholic Studies
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Studies
Cinema
Cinema Production
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Communications/Media
Community Psychology
Composition
Computational Finance
Computer Game Development
Computer Information/Network Security
Computer Science
Computer Science/Technology Law
Computer/Information Sciences
Computing
Consumer Insights
Corporate Finance
Costume Design
Costume Technology
Counseling
Curriculum Studies
Digital Cinema
Digital Communication/Media Arts
Directing
Dramaturgy/Criticism
E-Business
E-Commerce Technology
Early Childhood Education
Economic Policy Analysis
Economics
Educating Adults
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Finance
Financial Analysis
Financial Management/Control
French
General Business
General Psychology
Geography
German
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health Law
Health Sciences
Health Sector Management
History
History of Art/Architecture
Hospitality Leadership
Hospitality Leadership/Operational Performance
Human Resources
Human Resources Management
Human/Computer Interaction
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Assurance Security Engineering
Information Systems
Information Technology
Information Technology Management
Information Technology Project Management
Intellectual Property Law
Interactive/Social Media
Intercultural Communications
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Law
International Public Service
International Studies
International Studies Law
Investment Management
Islamic World Studies
Italian
Japanese
Japanese Studies
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Law/Juris Doctor
Leadership Studies
Leadership/Change Management
Leadership/Policy Studies
Liberal Studies
Lighting Design
Management
Management Accounting
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marketing Analytics
Marketing Strategy/Planning
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics Education
Mathematics for Teaching
Mathematics/Computer Science
Media/Cinema Studies
Middle School Mathematics
Music Education
Music Performance
Network Engineering/Management
Network Technologies
New Media Studies
Nonprofit Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Operations Management
Organizational Communication
Organizational/Multicultural Communication
Peace/Justice/Conflict Studies
Performing Arts Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Playwriting
Political Science
Predictive Analytics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy
Public Relations/Advertising
Public Service Management
Public Service Management Law
Pure Mathematics
Reading Specialist
Real Estate
Real Estate Finance/Investment
Relational Communication
Relational Communications
Religious Studies
Revenue Management
Scenic Design
Science Education
Screenwriting
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social/Cultural Foundations in Education
Sociology
Software Engineering
Sound Design
Sound Recording Technology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/Elementary Education
Sports Management
Stage Management
Strategic Global Marketing
Strategy/Execution/Valuation
Sustainable Management
Sustainable Urban Development
Taxation
Theatre Arts
Theatre Management
Theatre Technology
Wealth Management
Women's/Gender Studies
World Language Education
World Language Education
Writing/Publishing
Writing/Rhetoric/Discourse
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Undergraduate

68%

15,961
students

Female
53%
8,392

Male
47%
7,569

Graduate

32%

7,578
students

Female
53%
4,025

Male
47%
3,553

undergraduateFull-time

85%

13,664
students

Female
53%
7,187

Male
47%
6,477

undergraduatePart-time

15%

2,297
students

Female
53%
1,205

Male
47%
1,092

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

88

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dino Pruccoli
Director of International Admission
312 362-6542
intlapp@depaul.edu

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