A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
DePaul University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Website

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
72%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for DePaul University

Cost

Net Price
$30,676/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,335/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,591/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,840/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,204/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.180 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,664Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Independent
    21%
  • Motivated
    21%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Diversity
    10%
  • Hard-working
    10%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • Successful
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.226 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Great
    18%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Serivce-oriented
    9%
  • Has many opportunities
    6%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Ripoff
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
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

3,192 reviews
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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.
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I am starting Depaul University this fall and I am so excited! I have visited Depaul a few times and I must say that everyone (staff, students, professors) are all very kind and welcoming! The campus is very beautiful and is located near the heart of Chicago! Depaul offers many incredible internship and study abroad opportunities. There is something at Depaul for everyone! The academics here are challenging but the only issue I have with this school is the price. If the price was lowered then it would be more affordable and allow more people to attend this lovely school without finding themselves in debt. Other than that, I have no complaints.
DePaul is pretty different. I love how every student does their own thing. For example, a lot of the students I meet have jobs/internships after class and are constantly busy. Students get around from campus to campus efficiently via the train. I've learned to be more independent since I started attending DePaul. I also love that there are a good number of choices for studying abroad. The volunteer access is awesome too! You can connect to so many different organizations.