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Academics

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university, offering its 14,500 undergraduate students over 130 majors across two campuses, including the option for combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. These various programs are anchored by a core curriculum that features over 1,400 course options and a Focal Point Seminar, in which students must investigate a significant person, place, event or idea. Further supplementing that core is an ever-expanding series of options, as “each year [DePaul] strives to improve and add new programs to suit different future career paths of its students.” Such offerings are only enhanced by the school’s heart-of-Chicago location, which puts it “close to so many educational and vocational opportunities.” There are thousands of internships available, as well as “peer-to-peer study groups” and study abroad programs. The administration rises to the task of “keeping the school’s environment safe, clean, and well-educated,” and “there are plenty of resources specifically set up to help students with pretty much anything,” including “tutoring sessions every day, a writing center to help improve papers, a counseling center, [and] financial aid advisers.”

Ninety-eight percent of classes are taught by the “highly professional” faculty, so “instead of only learning from a textbook, I am able to gain real experience from professors who have worked in the field for decades at a time.” There’s a maximum to each class size as well, which guarantees that “teachers actually get to know the students that are in the class.” This also lends itself to an accessibility “like no other and it really helps the students that need extra help outside of the classroom.” All in all, professors have so “many years of experience behind them, they are able to transfer all their knowledge to students in an effective and fun way.” There “are museums, parks, guest speakers in the city that professors will often take advantage of by taking the class to them allowing us to learn the subject from a real-world perspective.”

Student Body

One in three people at DePaul is a first-generation college student, and the student body as a whole “is pretty diverse when it comes to race, gender, religion, and orientation of each student.” Attendees find this to be a bonus, because not only are they learning from the professors, but they’re also “gain[ing] considerable knowledge from [their] peers.” This is especially true given the warm atmosphere, where it is both “easy to make friends and easy to get engaged with events going on around campus,” regardless of socioeconomic background. “The campus is pretty liberal,” students observe, but stress that everyone has “freedom and respect of choice for views [and] religion.” This ultimately results in “a large sense of belonging in any classroom between all the students,” and helps to ensure that everyone remains “very focused.”

Campus Life

DePaul has “lots of organizations that cater to different causes and a lot of extracurricular activities,” as well as fifteen Division I athletic teams that students enjoy watching. The Chicago-based campus also ensures that there’s not only a lot to do, but plenty of opportunity to put what’s being learned to the test. In particular, students complete “a lot of community service in the neighborhood as well as throughout the USA,” but many also just “enjoy going out into the city and trying out new restaurants around the city.” That doesn’t mean DePaul skimps out on campus offerings! There are “always events happening to increase student interaction,” and these are “really creative and interesting.” And even though DePaul is spread across two campuses, students note that activities are always planned in such a way “that there is enough time to catch a train to get to the other campus.”

Overview

Applicants
26,895
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 640

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,832
with Terminal Degree
955

959
Men
873
Women
298
Minority
81
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural History and Criticism, General.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Chinese Studies.
  • East Asian Studies.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • International and Intercultural Communication.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Organizational Communication, General.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Systems Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Rhetoric and Composition.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Arabic Language and Literature.
  • Chinese Language and Literature.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Italian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astrophysics.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Policy Analysis, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music Management.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, Other.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Gerald Beeson
COO, Citadel Investment Group

Lourdes Duarte
Co-Anchor of WGN News, WGN Television

Tim Knight
CEO, Tribune Publishing Company

Richard Driehaus
Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Chairman, Driehaus Capital Management

Judy Greer
Actress, Producer, Writer

Anne Pramaggiore
President and Chief Executive Officer of ComEd

Rami Nashashibi
MacArthur Fellow, Executive Director Inner City Muslim Action Network

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,581

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,739

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,116

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,621

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,848

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,551
Required Fees
$651
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,104

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,911
Transportation for Commuters
$750

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,736
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,214
Foreign Countries Represented
114

Demographics

10.56%
Asian
7.92%
African-American
19.65%
Hispanic
51.90%
Caucasian
2.30%
Unknown
3.11%
International

53% female
47% male
25% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
19%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
66%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Gregory Moorehead, Ed.D.

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Student Enrollment Request Form and verifiable documentation of the student?s disability from the student?s professional provider.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Student Enrollment Request Form and verifiable documentation of the student?s disability from the student?s professional provider.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
282
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
18

6% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

16% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Blue Demons)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Blue Demons)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: DePaul University ROTC makes up the Bravo Company in The Rambler Battalion. The Rambler Battalion is comprised of the following schools: Loyola, DePaul, Northeastern Illinois, Northwestern, North Park, and Resurrection University

Sustainability

DePaul University has wholeheartedly embraced the green movement. Indeed, in the last few years, the university’s Sustainability Initiatives Task Force (SITF) has worked tirelessly to ensure that DePaul is an agent of social change. To that end, the school has promised that any and all future construction projects will be LEED-certified. DePaul has also begun installing green roofs on several buildings and expects to add more as funding becomes available. Additionally, the university has installed low-flow shower heads in student dormitories as well as sink hardware that limits use (via either motion activation or compressor timer). Even campus facilities is getting in on the act; they’ve reduced the watering schedule and frequency for the surrounding landscape. Recycling is another environmental initiative that remains extremely popular on the DePaul campus. Due to the school’s robust program, 70 to 80 tons of material are recycled on a monthly basis. The campus also boasts an impressive number of water refill stations (approximately 80). It’s estimated these stations generate an excess of 2 million uses annually, substantially cutting down the number of new water bottles purchased. Moreover, the “Swap Program,” run by the Housing Service, ensures that more than 100 tons of miscellaneous appliances, furniture and other goods avoid landfills. Instead, they are sold at the end of the school year. The proceeds are then donated to local charities as are any unsold goods. In other words, your old, unwanted coffee maker can still find a good home!


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
https://resources.depaul.edu/demon-discounts/technology/Pages/default.aspx

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carlene Klaas
Director of Undergraduate Admission

Address
Office of Admission
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Phone
312-362-8300

Email
visitdpu@depaul.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus
Ray Meyer Fitness Center
Arts and Letters Hall
The Pit, in Schmitt Academic Center (SAC)
11th floor, DePaul Center, Loop Campus
CDM Cyber Cafe, Arts and Letters Lounge areas, Esports Gaming Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Magnificent Mile
Broadway in Chicago
Wrigley Field
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lakefront paths and beaches
Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Museum of Science & Industry, DuSable Museum of African American History, National Museum of Mexican Art, etc.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, Saturday
M-Th 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
312-362-8300

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Daily visits available. Check calendar for daily schedule: https://www.depaul.edu/admission-and-aid/visit-depaul/Pages/default.aspx
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Twice Daily, M-Sat

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
https://depaulbluedemons.com/sb_output.aspx?form=6

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only when classes are in session and not 1 week before and after breaks

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Midway and O'Hare International Airport, Chicago CTA trains and buses, Metra trains and taxis are also available city wide.

Driving Instructions to Campus
To the Lincoln Park campus take the I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) exit Fullerton and head East. The campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. To get to the Loop campus take I-90/94 (Kennedy) exit at Jackson Boulevard and turn east. The Loop Campus is about one mile from the expressway on Jackson Boulevard at State Street.

Local Accommodations
Please see our website for a comprehensive list of nearby accommodations: Lincoln Park Campus: http://www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/Pages/lincoln-park.aspx Loop Campus: https://www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/Pages/loop.aspx


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