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
Apply Online:
Address: 1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 22,064
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 15,496 (70% 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: $41,202
Out-of-state Tuition: $41,202
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $24,087

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

DePaul University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at DePaul University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 162
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 111281
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 187
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 310102
Education 811193
English Language and Literature/Letters 23
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 57
Health Professions and Related Programs 345
History 11
Legal Professions and Studies 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 112
Mathematics and Statistics 114
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 211
Physical Sciences 23
Psychology 154
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 114
Social Sciences 484
Visual and Performing Arts 21510
Grand total 269812611

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $41,202
Out-of-state $41,202
Books and supplies $1,104

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,974
Out-of-state $19,974

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,514 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,512 98% $24,087
Student loan aid 1,508 59% $7,109

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 12,251 84% $19,975
Federal student loans 7,899 54% $6,590

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 26,895 10,579 16,316
Percent admitted 100% 65% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 11% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 22,064
Undergraduate enrollment 14,214
Graduate enrollment 7,850

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 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
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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