Tuition & Fees

$39,975

$39,975

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
43%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
47%
400-499
8%
30-36
25%
24-29
40%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,506
Declined + 6,107
Total Received 21,613
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Private (nonprofit)

14,816

undergraduate students

7,953

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Public Relations/advertising
  3. Finance
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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 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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School Facts

DePaul University, founded in 1898, is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational institution. Its 38-acre campus is located in Chicago, IL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 22,769
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)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)

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Chicago, IL

38-acre, urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,716,450); 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
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

 
13 fraternities 5% of male students
 
16 sororities 11% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
43%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
47%
400-499
8%
30-36
25%
24-29
40%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%

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 15,506
Declined + 6,107
Total Received 21,613

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

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,042

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $39,369
Room $10,224
Board $4,011
Additional fees $606
Books & supplies $1,104
Total $55,314
Average Financial Aid - $23,042
Total with Avg. Aid $32,272
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Paula Luff
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services
finaid1@depaul.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Aikido, Badminton, Baseball, Climbing, Crew, Cycling, Dance (breakdancing/elite/latin/swing), Dodgeball, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Aikido, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cycling, Dance (breakdancing/elite/latin/swing), Dodgeball, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey, 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, Racquetball, Softball, Spikeball, Table Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jean Lenti Ponsetto (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Jill Hollembeak (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big East Conference
Mascot
Blue Demons
School colors
royal blue and scarlet

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Acting
Actuarial Science
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
Audit/Advisory Services
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Information Technology
Business Strategy/Decision-Making
Catholic Studies
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Studies
Cinema
Cinema Production
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Communication/Media
Communication/Technology
Communications/Media
Community Psychology
Composition
Computational Finance
Computer Science
Computer Science Technology
Computer Science/Technology Law
Computer/Information Sciences
Costume Design
Costume Technology
Counseling/Clinical Mental Health
Counseling/College Student Development
Counseling/School Counseling
Creative Producing
Criminology
Critical Ethnic Studies
Curriculum Studies
Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering
Cybersecurity
Data Science
Decision Analytics
Digital Cinema
Digital Communication/Media Arts
Directing
Documentary
Dramaturgy/Criticism
E-Commerce Technology
Early Childhood Education
Economic Policy Analysis
Economics
Educating Adults
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
Enterprise Risk Management
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Experience Design
Film/Television
Finance
French
Game Design
Game Programming
Geography
German
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health Informatics
Health Law
Health Sciences
History
History of Art/Architecture
Hospitality Leadership
Hospitality Leadership/Operational Performance
Human Centered Design
Human Resources
Human/Computer Interaction
IT Project Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems
Information Technology
Intellectual Property Law
Interactive/Social Media
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Law
International Public Service
International Studies
International Studies Law
Islamic World Studies
Italian
Japanese
Japanese Studies
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Jurisprudence
Latin American Studies
Law/Juris Doctor
Leadership Studies
Liberal Studies
Lighting Design
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marketing Analytics
Marketing Strategy/Planning
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics Education
Mathematics for Teaching
Mathematics/Computer Science
Media/Cinema Studies
Middle Grades Education
Middle School Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Network Engineering/Management
Network Engineering/Security
Neuroscience
Nonprofit Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Communication
Peace/Justice/Conflict Studies
Performing Arts Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Playwriting
Political Science
Polymers/Coatings Science
Predictive Analytics
Product Innovation/Computing
Psychological Science
Psychology
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/Community
Psychology/Industrial/Organizational
Psychology/Psychological Science
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
Refugee/Forced Migration Studies
Religious Studies
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
Sport/Fitness/Recreation Leadership
Stage Management
Strategy/Execution/Valuation
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Management
Sustainable Urban Development
Taxation
Theatre Arts
Theatre Management
Theatre Technology
Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship
Wealth Management
Women's/Gender Studies
World Language Education
World Language Education
Writing/Publishing
Writing/Rhetoric/Discourse
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Most Popular Majors

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

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

22,769

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

14,816
students

Female
52%
7,775

Male
48%
7,041

35%

7,953
students

Female
54%
4,267

Male
46%
3,686

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

12,886
students

Female
53%
6,763

Male
47%
6,123

14%

1,930
students

Female
53%
1,012

Male
47%
918

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
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

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented China
India
Nigeria
Qatar
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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