DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

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An urban education with 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. The University 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 Report for the diversity and happiness of its student body.

Outside the classroom, you have your choice of participating in any of DePaul’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.

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Ranked among the “Most Innovative Schools” in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


Named one of the nation’s “Best Value Colleges” | Forbes


Named one of the “Best Midwestern Colleges” in the US | The Princeton Review


Ranked among the “Best National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report

A Look at DePaul

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

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

Student Body Size
• 14,507 u
ndergraduate students 
• 7,930 g
raduate and law students
22,437 total enrollment

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

Personal Attention
DePaul’s faculty are focused on teaching and giving each student individualized attention. In fact, 98% of all undergraduate classes have fewer than 40 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 15:1. 

Academic Calendar
DePaul operates on a quarter system—three 10-week terms allowing 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 oppportunities are also available in Business and the sciences.

Study Abroad
Our 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.

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

NCAA Division I athletics; Blue Demons competing in the Big East Conference

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