DePaul University

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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.

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