DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$41,202

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,575
Declined 8,294
Total Received 27,869
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Private

16,134

undergraduate students

9,803

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 25,937
Established in 1898
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

38-acre, urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,705,994); campuses in Chicago's Loop and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to basketball games. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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 US 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 the DePaul Theatre 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 costarred in The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Four 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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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 15
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,575
Declined 8,294
Total Received 27,869

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

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

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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,311

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,551
Room $10,647
Board $4,446
Additional fees $651
Books & supplies $1,104
Total $57,399
Average Financial Aid - $21,311
Total with Avg. Aid $36,088

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 433-7285
F: 312 362-5748
finaid1@depaul.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, baseball, basketball, boxing, climbing, competitive cheerleading, dance (breakdancing/elite/Latin/swing), dodgeball, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, baseball, basketball, boxing, climbing, competitive cheerleading, dance (breakdancing/elite/Latin/swing), dodgeball, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, flag football, floor hockey, (indoor/soccer), softball, spikeball, table tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big East Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Economics.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Statistics, General.
Arabic Language and Literature.
Architectural History and Criticism, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Auditing.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Biochemistry.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business Analytics.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Catholic Studies.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Chinese Studies.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Community Psychology.
Computational Mathematics.
Computer Game Programming.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Data Science, General.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Documentary Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other.
General Studies.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
German Language Teacher Education.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Communications, General.
Graphic Design.
Health Communication.
Health Law.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Computer Interaction.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Information Resources Management.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology Project Management.
Information Technology.
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International Marketing.
International Relations and Affairs.
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
International and Intercultural Communication.
Italian Language and Literature.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Japanese Studies.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Latin American Studies.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing Research.
Marketing, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Informatics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Neuroscience.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Science.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Communication, General.
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Polymer Chemistry.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Reading Teacher Education.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports Communication.
Statistics, General.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Engineering.
Tax Law/Taxation.
Taxation.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Women's Studies.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Accounting
  3. Public Relations/ Advertising

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

25,937

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

16,134
students

Female
53%
8,504

Male
47%
7,630

38%

9,803
students

Female
55%
5,417

Male
45%
4,386

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

13,320
students

Female
54%
7,180

Male
46%
6,140

17%

2,814
students

Female
47%
1,324

Male
53%
1,490

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

88

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

quarter hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
Pakistan
Qatar
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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