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

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,348
Declined 8,547
Total Received 26,895
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Private

14,214

undergraduate students

7,850

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 22,064
Established in 1898
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International, Chicago Midway

DePaul University
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago
60604-2287

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA)
  • Black Student Union
  • DemonTHON
  • Panhellenic Council
  • DePaul Activities Board

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • FEST (University festival)
  • Blue Demon Week

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security lighting, prevention/awareness programs, on-campus public safety officers, video cameras, smoke detectors in residence halls

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
9%
600-699
35%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,348
Declined 8,547
Total Received 26,895

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 113
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Baseball, Crew, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Baseball, Crew, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Arabic Language and Literature
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
International and Intercultural Communication
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other
Neuroscience
Organizational Communication, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sports Communication
Systems Engineering
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

22,064

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

14,214
students

Female
53%
7,575

Male
47%
6,639

36%

7,850
students

Female
55%
4,286

Male
45%
3,564

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

12,784
students

Female
54%
6,865

Male
46%
5,919

11%

1,430
students

Female
50%
710

Male
50%
720

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 61%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,183

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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