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DePaul University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

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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 12,776 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the DePaul acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Finance, Accounting, and Psychology. Graduating 71% of students, DePaul alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,100.

About

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
70%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,319 / 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
$24,589 / 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
11:1
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. 208 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 207 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    95%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,776 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,369
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 113 responses
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Independent
    19%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Diversity
    12%
  • Hard-working
    11%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • Successful
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 253 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 306 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 130 responses
  • Diverse
    32%
  • Great
    16%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Has many opportunities
    11%
  • Serivce-oriented
    9%
  • Scholarly
    5%
  • Awesome
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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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