DePaul University

DePaul University

Chicago, IL, USA
3.75 Average Rating

DePaul University is one of the largest private universities in the country. Located in Chicago, DePaul has more than 22,000 students, offers more than 300 degree programs over ten academic colleges and schools, and offers two campuses in the heart of Chicago’s Loop and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. DePaul is committed to providing hands on educational experiences with partnerships throughout Chicago. With small class sizes, DePaul’s faculty takes full advantage of Chicago’s corporate, cultural, and community resources, culminating in a vibrant and socially engaged student experience. Founded in 1898, DePaul is the nation’s largest Catholic university with a tradition of providing a quality education to students from a broad range of backgrounds, with particular attention to first-generation students.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2022
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2022

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
67%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
80%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1180
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,922
Total Number of Undergrads
14,145
Academic Calendar

Quarter

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Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
36%
20-39 Students
52%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,319
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$41,202
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$41,202
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,093
Books and Supplies
$1104

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,087
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,807
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,315

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,109
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,780
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$230

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
357
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
19%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blue Demons
School Colors
royal blue and scarlet
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
81%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$60,200

What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
If I were to describe DePaul in three sentences i'd have to say, it's very unique, as in location, religion, as well as culturally. There are so many different kinds of people here, ones you wouldn't expect to have similar interests, and ones that are all the way from across the country. If you're looking for a wild ride and adventure, DePaul is the place to be.
Gina from Edina, MN

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