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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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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 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 $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
72%
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
$32,927/ 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
    $25,782/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,246/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,646/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,104/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,376/ year
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Academics

Professors
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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.186 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.185 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,886Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Independent
    20%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Hard-working
    10%
  • Privileged
    6%
  • Successful
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.232 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.285 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Diverse
    34%
  • Great
    17%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Serivce-oriented
    8%
  • Has many opportunities
    7%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Awesome
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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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I am an incoming freshman at DePaul university and as a high school senior making these college plans, I chose this school due to the amount of help I got from the school. DePaul has the feel of a university town; you feel as if you are on a large campus when really you are just within 5 blocks of the city of Chicago. Safety has never seemed like an issue when visiting and they have many opportunities for you to take advantage of during those times where you might not seem so safe including the blue police call poles and free rides to your dorm late at night from campus security. Choosing this school was easy for me because of all of the offers I have received academically and also the amount of safety I feel not only physically but mentally. Applying was a smooth process and after visiting and hearing from the school I had few questions. I look forward to spending the next 5 years at this amazing school and can't wait to call it my own!
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DePaul University is amazing! The area and campus the university is located around are incredible. DePaul has a very diverse student body, a promising athletic department, great academics, and a wonderful Public Safety department. Overall, DePaul University is a great option for higher education in a world-class city and I think you should definitely consider it if you're looking for a good-sized, reputable school in a big city!
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!