DePaul University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AAA
Big East Conference
DePaul University Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.179 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities387 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems191 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies134 Graduates
Political Science and Government105 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.225 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.278 responses
After DePaul University
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
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DePaul is pretty different. I love how every student does their own thing. For example, a lot of the students I meet have jobs/internships after class and are constantly busy. Students get around from campus to campus efficiently via the train. I've learned to be more independent since I started attending DePaul. I also love that there are a good number of choices for studying abroad. The volunteer access is awesome too! You can connect to so many different organizations.
At DePaul, we are required to complete two online modules called AlcoholEdu and Haven, which teach about safe drinking and sexual assault prevention respectively. I completed them and paid full attention to them knowing that they were teaching me useful information; however, when the subject came up, my friends and roommates all said "oh, I just clicked through those. I didn't even read them." No wonder so many sexual assaults happen at DePaul. In addition, I personally know five people here who have drank themselves into the hospital, and I am only on the second quarter of my freshman year. As far as criminal activity goes, DePaul has its own public safety number and blue buttons on every block of the campus that students can press during an emergency if their phone isn't on them. Although the idea of going to school in Chicago may frighten some people, Lincoln Park is one of the safest areas of the city and has a very low crime rate. Not that I would recommend walking outside alone at night, but if you did, nothing would happen probably. One thing I have to say, though, is do not take the train by yourself at night!
My overall experience with courses at this school has been great. The professors are charismatic and do whatever it takes to ensure that their students will pass their courses and understand the material they are learning. The courses themselves are very intriguing including "Screenwriting for Majors" and "Storytelling & Style in Cinema". I would like to comment that the class sizes are smaller than most colleges, but it makes for a more intimate and calmer setting. I cannot complain overall about the courses/professors. Good job DePaul!