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DePaul University offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in more than 300 subjects, plus five doctoral programs. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and also holds other programmatic and specialized accreditation. Taking advantage of our urban campuses gives students access to social, cultural, and business opportunities right outside their door. We are a diverse community with a superior mix of cultures, history, and ways of thinking.

DePaul University provides its students with a nationally respected, immediately applicable education through personal attention, broad-based liberal studies, and an integrated service learning approach. More than 150 undergraduate programs of study combine practical expertise with current theory, preparing students for both immediate and long-term success. Due to its unique location, DePaul offers students unparalleled access to internships and learning opportunities with many of America’s top corporations and cultural institutions.

DePaul provides a highly interactive learning environment through expert instruction, small class sizes, and real-world projects. More than 98% of classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. 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 students.

Outside the classroom you have your choice of participating in about 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. Then there is Chicago, with renowned museums; world-class theater, music, and sports; and a wide range of great restaurants. During the spring and summer the city comes alive with fairs, concerts, tours, ethnic festivals, and outdoor fun in its many parks and along the lakefront.

As a DePaul student, you’ll be connected to over 171,000 alumni worldwide—111,000 in the Chicago metropolitan area alone—who form a vibrant network as they pursue careers, service, and lifelong learning.

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DePaul University has two campuses in the exciting urban setting of Chicago, Illinois, the third-largest US city. Located in the heart of Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Lincoln Park Campus offers a traditional residential university environment. The Loop Campus offers students all the advantages of a university campus with the facilities and connections to the city’s thriving downtown business community.


Type of School: Founded in 1898, DePaul is a private, urban, Catholic, Vincentian, coeducational, comprehensive university granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Size of Campus: Lincoln Park Campus is located on 40 acres in a residential neighborhood 20 minutes from downtown. Loop Campus has seven buildings in the center of Chicago’s business district.   

Number of Students: 23,539, including 15,961 undergradu-ates and 7,578 graduate and law students; over 1,650 are international students.

Number of Faculty: 2,825 full- and part-time professors; about 95% of DePaul’s full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field, and many are recognized authorities in various disciplines.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: DePaul has 10 traditional undergraduate colleges and schools, with more than 150 programs of study. For more information about specific programs offered by each college, go to

Geographic Diversity: DePaul attracts students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries, reflecting a broad diversity of ethnic, religious, geographic, and economic backgrounds.

International Student Services: International Student and Scholar Services provides an orientation for all new international students and assists students with immigration issues and cultural adjustment.  

International Student Budget: (2016-2017)
Tuition and Fees     $    37,020-$38,180
Living Expenses    $      15,600
Total    $    52,620—$53,780

Financial Aid: International students are considered along with US students on a competitive basis for academic scholarships and talent scholarships. Freshman scholarships are available for fall entry only. SAT or ACT scores are required.

Test Score Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT, 213 CBT, 80 iBT, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE Academic are required for non-native English speakers.

Application Deadlines and Fees: Freshman application deadline: February 1; transfer application deadlines: fall—August 1, winter—November 1, spring—March 1, summer—May 1; online application or Common Application