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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,795 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the DePaul acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting, and Finance. Graduating 72% of students, DePaul alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,100.
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference

DePaul University Rankings

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

DePaul Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
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

Cost

Net Price
$30,584/ 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
$24,112/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.201 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,795Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,712
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 106 responses
  • Independent
    21%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Hard-working
    10%
  • Privileged
    8%
  • Successful
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.247 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.300 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 123 responses
  • Diverse
    33%
  • Great
    16%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Has many opportunities
    10%
  • Serivce-oriented
    8%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Awesome
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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Online classes were beneficial and help get another class out of the way, especially when the traditional classroom setting may not fit your schedule best. I found the online classes were flexible enough to fit it into my regular school and part time work schedule. Most of the online professors are the same that teach in the classroom setting, so I never felt like I was missing out, and I found the content and challenge to be similar to the classroom. Professors were responsive to e-mail and calls, where needed, and very engaged in the topics. I took a variety of online classes from general education courses, to major level classes. I enjoyed every one of them!
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I am a commuter at DePaul University and I love it! It is in an area easily accessible from anywhere in the city as the campus is right off the Fullerton CTA train station. Its location gives great opportunity to access many main attractions of the city. Once you step on campus the environment is very welcoming with such friendly staff and faculty. The professors always seem passionate about the classes they're teaching and they are also more than willing to aid you and make themselves available for you. There is always a variety of events happening on campus, even for commuters which engages them to really feel like they belong as a student. There is always great spots like the quad to hang out with friends, and class sizes are relatively small for college classes allowing you to meet great friends and allowing the professors to really get to know their students and personalize their teaching. Overall, a great school!
DePaul has very caring, educational professors. I have never had a bad experience with a professor not helping me or not having enough resources to learn the information completely. There are many welcoming organizations to join and there is a crew for everyone! The school is very diverse and the students are fun, nice, welcoming, and hard working! I am so thankful I ended up at a University that I care for and love so much! DePaul really is my home away from home and I recommend everyone apply for a good education and fantastic college experience.