Chicago is our classroom, the world is our focus
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 both immediate and long-term success.
Located in the heart of Chicago, DePaul offers students unparalleled access to internships and learning opportunities with many of the top corporations and cultural institutions in the United States. 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-eight 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 the University’s 350 student organizations, ranging from sports and special-interest 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 to life 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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DePaul has eight traditional undergraduate colleges and schools based at two primary campuses in Chicago’s Loop
and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.
• The College of Science and Health offers innovative curricula and research opportunities with a dedicated focus on science and health paths. As part of DePaul’s alliance with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the newly launched Early Opportunity Program offers select students the opportunity for early admission into one of six professional programs, including Pharmacy and Physical Therapy.
• The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a diverse range of opportunities for students, including Creative Writing, Public Policy, and Sociology. First-year students with certain LAS majors also have the opportunity to be admitted into the BA/JD program, where they become law school students after three years of undergraduate education. Housed within the College is the newly formed Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, which takes a transprofessional approach to diplomacy and prepares students to apply the tools of diplomacy to international contexts and domestic challenges.
• The Driehaus College of Business is known for its top-ranked undergraduate Business program and entrepreneurship expertise. In 2019, The Princeton Review ranked DePaul’s Entrepreneurship program as #13 in the nation.
• The College of Communication, located at the Loop Campus, is known for incorporating digital technologies throughout its curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and using Chicago—the third-largest media market in the country—as its classroom. In 2018, DePaul was named #1 outstanding PR Education program of the year by PR Week.
• The College of Computing and Digital Media, with one of the nation’s largest and most innovative Information Technology programs, includes leading courses in Animation, Computer Science, and Film and Television.
• The College of Education is recognized for its success in preparing teachers for multicultural classrooms and its strategic partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, hospitals, and community agencies.
• The School of Music is a premier program with distinguished faculty, including many members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. A new state-of-the-art music building opened in 2018.
• The Theatre School is one of America’s oldest and most respected conservatory programs. It offers 12 highly structured majors with individualized attention to prepare students for practical experience in the world of theatre.