DePaul is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,886 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the DePaul acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting, and Public Relations. Graduating 71% of students, DePaul alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,100.
DePaul University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.192 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities341 Graduates
Public Relations279 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems208 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies178 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production113 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.238 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.291 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.100 responses
DePaul University Reviews
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.
Great school. Living in the city is amazing and an awesome chance to get away from home and start building your own life. Chicago is an absolutely PHENOMENAL city. If you put in effort and socialize, join clubs, etc. you will have no problems making friends. Party scene is great to get that classic college experience. Live on campus all four years to get maximum social benefit! There is some great professors here who absolutely care about your success and well being, and small class sizes will assist with this.