A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Website

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
70%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1260
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for DePaul University

Cost

Net Price
$29,756/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,223/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,127/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,476/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,005/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,797/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.178 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.177 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,643Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Independent
    20%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Hard-working
    11%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • Successful
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.224 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.277 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Great
    18%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Serivce-oriented
    9%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Has many opportunities
    5%
  • Ripoff
    3%

After DePaul University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
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

DePaul University Reviews

3,171 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.
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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!