DePaul University

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School Overview

DePaul University is a non-profit, private, research university located in Chicago, Illinois. With more than 25,000 students, DePaul is the largest private university in the state and one of the ten largest in the country.

The school’s curriculum focuses on pedagogy, or the science and art of education. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks DePaul among the best schools in the country for service learning, a teaching method that utilizes volunteer work and community engagement.

DePaul is also well known for business education. Bloomberg L.P. listed the Driehaus College of Business 2nd in the state of Illinois.

DePaul’s athletic teams compete in the Big East Conference of the NCAA.

Currently, DePaul University offers campus-based undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study. It does not currently offer online degree programs our online courses leading to an accredited degree.

General Information

Admission Office

One East Jackson Boulevard

Suite 9000, DePaul Center

Chicago, IL 60604-2287

(312) 362-8300

(800) 433-7285

Fax: (312) 362-5749

Contact: Carlene Klaas

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

One East Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60604-2287

(312) 362-8000

Total undergrads: 15,782

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,555

Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,449

Graduate enrollment: 7,526


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 85%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Dramatic Arts – Child Drama/Youth Theater B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Recording Technology B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
E-Commerce B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Science B
Operations Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer Programming – General B
Computer Programming – Specific Applications B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Computer/Systems Security B
Human Computer Interaction B
Information Sciences/Systems B,C
Information Technology B
Web/Multimedia Design B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B


Mathematics – General B
Scientific Data Analysis/Visualization B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Islamic Studies B
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Educational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B
Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Cartography C
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

DePaul University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(312) 362-8000
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:23,110
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:17,021 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$37,626
Out-of-state Tuition:$37,626
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,085

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

DePaul University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at DePaul University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies162
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11027
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs87
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services310102
English Language and Literature/Letters23
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics56
Health Professions and Related Programs335
Legal Professions and Studies5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities112
Mathematics and Statistics114
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies22
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences22
Public Administration and Social Service Professions114
Social Sciences264
Visual and Performing Arts1147
Grand total219211910

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at DePaul University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services117
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total13131

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at DePaul University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,104

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,44097%
Grant or scholarship aid2,40796%$19,085
Student loan aid1,49059%$6,865

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid12,86581%$20,814
Federal student loans8,97356%$7,030

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for DePaul University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled DePaul University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants22,5029,03313,469
Percent admitted100%67%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled11%11%11%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

DePaul University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment23,110
Undergraduate enrollment15,407
Graduate enrollment7,703

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

DePaul University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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