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DePaul University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

DePaul intends to welcome students to campus and offer in-person learning for the majority of courses for Fall 2021, in accordance with government and public health safety guidelines. Guided by our in​stitutional values and planning principles, DePaul is working hard to promote the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  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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About

1 E JACKSON BLVD
CHICAGO, IL 60604
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
From DePaul University

DePaul University is one of the largest private universities in the country. Located in Chicago, DePaul has more than 22,000 students, offers more than 300 degree programs over ten academic colleges and schools, and offers two campuses in the heart of Chicago’s Loop and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.

DePaul is committed to providing hands on educational experiences with partnerships throughout Chicago. Through small class sizes, DePaul’s faculty takes full advantage of Chicago’s corporate, cultural, and community resources, culminating in a vibrant and socially engaged student experience.

Founded in 1898, DePaul is the nation’s largest Catholic university with a tradition of providing a quality education to students from a broad range of backgrounds, with particular attention to first-generation students. Our commitment has resulted in one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies.

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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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,022 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,087 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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. 202 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 201 responses

Majors

Health Sciences at DePaul University

DePaul's Health Sciences program prepares students for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health careers by combining biomedical instruction with an understanding of how societal factors impact health. You'll find opportunities for hands-on experience through internships in hospitals, laboratories, and medical-industry settings found throughout Chicago.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,784 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,430
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 108 responses
  • Independent
    20%
  • Motivated
    19%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Hard-working
    10%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • Successful
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 248 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 301 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 124 responses
  • Diverse
    33%
  • Great
    16%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Has many opportunities
    10%
  • Serivce-oriented
    8%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Awesome
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 100 responses

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