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DePaul University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,802 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big East Conference

  • Basketball

Conference USA

  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $651,946)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $188,933)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 75 74 - -
Basketball 13 13 Yes Yes
Golf 9 - - -
Soccer 30 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Tennis 7 7 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.3%
Hispanic 10.9%
Non-resident alien 3.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.8%
Two or more races 1.5%
White/non-Hispanic 54.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 34
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 22

Notable Alumni

  • Anne M. Burke [Class of 76], Illinois Supreme Court Justice
  • Elizabeth Perkins [Class of 81], Actress, best known for TV show "Weeds"
  • Frank Clark (Class of '72, JD '76), Chairman of ComEd electric company
  • Gillian Anderson [Class of 90], Actress, best known for "The X-Files"
  • Jack Greenberg (Class of '64, JD '68), Former president and CEO of McDonald's
  • Monique Coleman [Class of 02], Actress, singer, and dancer, best known for her role in Disney's "High School Musical."
  • Peter Wentz (Attended but did not graduate), Bassist for Fall Out Boy
  • Richard M. Daley (Class of '64, JD '68), Mayor of Chicago
  • Tim Nordwind [Class of 98], Member of OK Go
  • Ray Manzarek [Class of 60], Keyboardist for The Doors; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Gina from Edina, MN
  • 3
  • Dorm life i'd say is great! DePaul goes by an open door policy, if your door is open, people are free to walk right in and say hey. If your…

  • Oct-24-2012 Read More
  • Jessica from Plainfield, IL
  • 5
  • I stayed in Munroe Hall for my freshman year and I love it. The residential hall board always has something going on like I recently went to a free showing…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Charlotte from Hanover Park, IL
  • Aug-05-2015 I am a current student here

    While DePaul's dining on the Lincoln Park campus offers fairly healthy options and great hours (at least one food service generally stays open until midnight), the food is very expensive. Students on meal plans are advised to only sign up for as much as they need, because the school will keep whatever isn't used. My advice is to find a grocery store and do whatever food shopping you need to do there.

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  • 4
  • anon
  • Jul-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've never eaten on campus, but there are a lot of places to eat nearby. You are in Lincoln Park, after all.

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  • 4
  • Emily from Westfield Center, OH
  • Feb-02-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There aren't many dining hall options on campus- only the student center in the middle of campus, really. However, you have a UPass for the El train and the CTA buses, so you can really go out to any restaurant you want! A lot of the restaurants around DePaul give student discounts, as well.

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  • 3
  • William from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Dec-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Incoming freshmen are required to pay a $1,250 meal plan each quarter, as a basic minimum. If you drink caffeine frequently and stick to three meals per day, the basic plan will definitely deplete quick. Some food lines are paid by weight while others are flat prices. The convenience/grocery store is overpriced in every way possible, but that's always there. The food really isn't that great, but you gotta spend that plan.

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  • 5
  • Cara from Bourbonnais, IL
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    You have so many options for dining and the food is very good! It may be a little pricey on campus, but if you have a meal plan then that will cover the costs. If not, there are many nearby restaurants which are very good, and places like chipotle, five guys, and McDonald's are only about a block away if you start craving some of your favorites.

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  • 3
  • Jacqueline
  • Nov-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food from the school is like any other cafeteria food from a school. But there are many dining options outside of school that makes the situation better. Freshmen must keep in mind that if you are dorming, you have to have a meal plan for your first year. Even if you don't use up all the money on your plan, the leftover can roll into the next quarter which is pretty nice.

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  • 4
  • Ophelia from Palos Hills, IL
  • Jun-25-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The location of the campus is right in the middle of Downtown, Chicago where there is a large amount of diverse and cultural cuisines around every corner. Whether you want some Italian, Greek, Chinese, or even a regular hot dog, it will not be hard to find. Compared to on-campus dining, off-campus is a lot cheaper and satisfying in terms of diversity.

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  • 3
  • from Wauconda, IL
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is typical college food. At DePaul you have a salad bar, a deli bar, a mexican based station, a McDonal's-esque station, a pizza and carb joint and then you have one station whose menu is based around typical family food like pasta, mashed potatoes, etc.

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  • 5
  • Ophelia from Palos Hills, IL
  • May-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Awesome! Everywhere you go, there is always a great and appealing cafe, restaurant, or fast-food place around the corner. Chicago is home to a diversity of cultures which opens many doors to try different types of foods. Since off-campus dining is cheaper than on-campus dining, it is a great opportunity to try new foods!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • William from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Dec-08-2014 I am a current student here

    No frat or sororities houses (recognized by DePaul) but frats and sororities do exist. If you want that big brother/sisterhood community, this school has it. I know people who are so invested in some, and they love it.

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  • 0
  • from Wauconda, IL
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Really popular and easy to get initiated into as it is not as expensive or selective as most state school fraternities or sororities. A really great sense of community and friendship building.

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  • 0
  • Monika from Palos Heights, IL
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't huge but it does exist. There are about 14 sororities and fraternities. Since there isn't a lot of them, it is harder to get into one.

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  • 0
  • Ally from New Jersey
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're looking for a Greek system without the pressure of living in a house or hazing, DePaul's Greek life is for you. Joining my sorority was the best decision I made at DePaul. There are your major sororities and fraternities (like Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Gamma) but there are also lesser known ones that still have an immense amount of spirit. Each Greek organization has it's own vibe -- there's ones for the partiers, ones for the quirky, ones for the preps, etc. If you don't want to be in a fraternity or sorority that is based on drinking and prefers to focus on philanthropy, you'll definitely be able to find your home at DePaul.

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  • 0
  • Maha from Qatar
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Being part of a sorority or fraternity isn't that much of a big deal here. Meaning you won't miss out on anything huge. If that's the thing for you and you really want to be in a sorority- then by all means, go for it! Otherwise, don't feel too pressured to join anything you really don't want to. That being said, there are so many sororities and fraternities to choose from at DePaul so if you'd like to join one, I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for here!

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