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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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DePaul is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,168 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the DePaul acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting, and Public Relations. Graduating 73% of students, DePaul alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,300.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Website
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DePaul University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,084/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,830/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,920/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,291/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,995/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,323/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.182 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.181 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,168Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 89 responses
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  • Independent
    20%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Hard-working
    10%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • Successful
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.228 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.281 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Diverse
    35%
  • Great
    17%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Serivce-oriented
    9%
  • Scholarly
    7%
  • Has many opportunities
    6%
  • Ripoff
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.100 responses
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DePaul University Reviews

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DePaul University is academically stimulating, socially enriching, and caters to support individuals of any background. The academics are enlightening and incorporates a healthy balance of neurological stimulation without being too challenging. Diversity is present, however, can be improved (as anywhere else). The Athletic facilities are impressive! The Professors are individually unique and most often offer guidance, whether academically or on a more personal level. DePaul offers a wide range of student related resources and services that can benefit one's overall experience. DePaul is a platform, what you do with it is up to you!
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I love the area and the people in town. Everyone is very nice and talkative at the school! There are countless resources for the students to use to help them learn and understand the materials they learn in every college and department. There are also resources for inclusiveness and to help the students stay involved within the school and its atmosphere. DePaul offers unlimited opportunities for internships, and they have a Career Center to help the students write their resumés, fill out job applications, prepare for job interviews, and find jobs for during and after attending the university.
I’m a freshman at DePaul and am about to head into my 2nd quarter. So far I love it! Chicago is incredible and despite the small campus, having access to so many diverse areas in the city is so worth it. My classes are interesting and incredibly engaging. The food isn’t nearly is bad as people make it out to be. The people are definitely unique because of how independent everyone is, which is really great but can make it difficult to make genuine friends. Overall, I love DePaul and can’t wait to see what else DePaul has in store for me.