DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

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An urban education, a global perspective

DePaul University provides students with a nationally respected, hands-on education through personal attention, broad-based liberal studies, and an integrated service learning approach. More than 130 undergraduate programs combine practical experience with current theory, preparing students for immediate and long-term success.

Located in the heart of Chicago, DePaul offers students unparalleled access to internships and learning opportunities with many of America’s top corporations and cultural institutions. Students build on those experiences through honors courses, service trips, and study abroad programs in over 30 countries.

DePaul, the nation’s 13th-largest private university, is primarily a teaching institution. DePaul provides a highly interactive learning environment through expert instruction, small class sizes, and real-world projects. Ninety-seven percent of classes are taught by faculty members. The University is regularly recognized in publications such as The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Reportfor the diversity and happiness of its student body.

Outside the classroom, you have your choice of participating in anyof the University’s 350 student organizations, ranging from sports and special interests to politics and pre-professional groups. You can join the Blue Crew and cheer on the Blue Demons as they compete in 15 sports in the highly competitive Big East Conference. And, of course, there’s Chicago, with renowned museums; world-class theatre, music, and sports; a wide range of great restaurants; and outdoor events in its many parks and on the lakefront. During the spring and summer, the city comes alive with fairs, concerts, tours, ethnic festivals, and outdoor fun.

As a DePaul student, you’ll be connected to more than 180,000 alumni—116,000 in the Chicago metropolitan area alone—who form a vibrant network as they pursue careers, service, and lifelong learning. DePaul graduates can be found in all 50 states and approximately 80 countries.

It’s time you found out more about DePaul. Visit depaul.edu. 

ACCOLADES

 

U.S. News & World Report ranked DePaul among the nation’s “Most Innovative Schools.”

 

Forbes named DePaul one of the nation’s “Best Value Colleges.”

 

The Princeton Review named DePaul as one of the “Best Midwestern Colleges” in the United States.

 

U.S. News & World Report ranked DePaul among the country’s “Best National Universities.”

A Look at DePaul

Character
DePaul University is the largest private Catholic institution in America, founded by the Vincentian order in 1898. It is an urban university reflecting a wide range of ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds among its student body.

Location
Chicago; with its world-class theatre, music, and sports, this energizing city is an integral part of the educational, cultural, and social experience at DePaul.

Size
Undergraduate students: 14,507
Graduate and Law students: 7,930
Total enrollment: 22,437

Personal Attention
Ninety-eight percent of all undergraduate classes have fewer than 40 students. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1. Faculty at DePaul focus on teaching, giving each student individualized attention.

Academic Calendar
DePaul’s academic calendar operates on a quarter system. The three 10-week terms allow you to take fewer classes at a time but a greater variety of classes over the course of the year.
Fall Quarter: September to November
Winter Quarter: January to March
Spring Quarter: March to June
Summer Quarter*: June to August
* Summer Quarter is optional.

Honors Program
The University Honors Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines a rigorous liberal arts education with the cultural resources of Chicago. Supported by dedicated faculty and mentors, students in the program hone their critical-thinking skills, challenge themselves to excel academically, and deepen their self-knowledge. Admission to the University Honors Program is selective; students will be invited to apply upon admission to DePaul. Program specific Honors Programs are also available in Business and the sciences.

Study Abroad
DePaul’s many study abroad programs enable students to expand their worldview while living and learning in a foreign country for one or more quarters. Some options include Beijing, China; Budapest, Hungary; Istanbul, Turkey; Osaka, Japan; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy. And as a freshman, you can participate in first-year study abroad programs, which offer students the chance to travel to China, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Scotland, and many other countries.

Programs of Study
With more than 130 undergraduate programs of study (from majors and minors to concentrations and certificates), we’ve got the degree you’re looking for. For more information about specific programs offered by each college, go to
go.depaul.edu/majors.

Student Organizations
With more than 350 groups on campus, student organizations are an integral part of student life at DePaul.

Athletics
NCAA Division I; the Blue Demons compete in the Big East Conference.

An Inside Look