International Profile


Hello. Greetings from DePaul University.
Here you will find an exceptional community of academic excellence, personal and professional support, and cultural diversity—all in the heart of one of the most dynamic and lively cities in the United States. Why not get these advantages in your education? 

LOCATION

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.

AT A GLANCE

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

Size of Campus: We have two campuses: one in Lincoln Park (a residential neighborhood 20 minutes from downtown) and one in the Loop (in the center of Chicago’s business district).

Number of Students: DePaul has 23,500 students; 1,650 of them are international students. DePaul attracts students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries.

Number of Faculty: Our faculty include 2,825 full- and part-time professors; 95% hold a doctorate or equivalent degree, and many are recognized authorities in their disciplines.

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

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: (2017–2018)
Tuition and Fees $38,410–39,610
Living Expenses $  15,600
Total $54,010–$55,210

Financial Aid: We offer academic scholarships and talent scholarships; international students are considered along with US students on a competitive basis. 

Test Score Requirements: We require a minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT, 213 CBT, 80 iBT, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE Academic.

Application Deadlines and Fees: The deadline for a freshman application is February 1. For transfers in the fall, it’s August 1; in the winter, it’s November 1; in the spring, it’s March 1; and in the summer, it’s May 1.

A broader perspective
DePaul is among the nation’s Top 25 Most Innovative
Schools (U.S. News & World Report), which means you’ll be pushed to think critically and creatively, to apply the lessons learned inside the classroom to the big world outside, and to become an inquisitive, lifelong learner. 

A real-world education
Our programs combine theory with practice, so you’ll graduate prepared for both immediate and long-term success. We put a premium on experiential learning, an approach to education that gives our students uncommon opportunities to “learn by doing”—whether though field work, community activism and service (DePaul students spend more than 500,000 hours each year in service projects), study abroad (our programs cover 37 countries), or independent study. Also, we offer students extraordinary access to internships and learning opportunities with top corporations and cultural institutions.

A student-centered environment
More than 98% of our small-sized classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. And our students—undergraduates as well as graduates—participate in cutting-edge research and special projects. DePaul is regularly recognized in publications such as The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for the diversity and happiness of our students. Outside the classroom, you’ll find about 350 student organizations ranging from sports and special interests to politics and pre-professional groups.

A network of engaged alumni
You’ll be connected to more than 171,000 alumni worldwide—111,000 in the Greater Chicago area—who form a vibrant network of professional contacts for our graduates. 

An amazing urban location
Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States, has more than 5,000 restaurants (of every imaginable ethnicity), more than 500 parks and 26 miles of lakefront, 60 museums (including the renowned Art Institute, voted the #1 Museum in the World each year by TripAdvisor), 225 live music venues, 200 theater companies (including five regional Tony Award®–winning theaters), more than 100 festivals of all kinds each year, and 77 communities and neighborhoods with distinctive flavors and attractions.