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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 12,886 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.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,387/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.192 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,886Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,930
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 99 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    21%
  • Independent
    19%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Diversity
    12%
  • Hard-working
    9%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • 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.238 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.291 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Great
    17%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Serivce-oriented
    8%
  • Has many opportunities
    7%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Awesome
    4%

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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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!
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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.