Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
13,657
Tuition
$32,295
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Academics: The registration process at DePaul is fairly easy and it you get stuck on something there is always someone there to guide you. The professors are excellent and are also always there to guide you through anything.

4 College Junior

Academics: The department for International Studies is small but DePaul has excellent professors that prepare their student for the real world. There are endless opportunities for internships and jobs after student graduate.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is so much to do in Chicago. It is such a metropolitan area that whatever you are in the mood for you can pretty much do.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: They offer really great financial aid packages but there aren't many scholarships.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The university has great resources and work very hard at providing student with the knowledge and support they need.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not very familiar with this topic.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I have only heard about games and fan support. I have yet to participate.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is great. Chicago is a very diverse city so you will find almost anything international around.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They take the life and education of every student very serious therefore they are very strict with enforcing policies. Students' behavior and attendance will reflect the student's academic performance so they encourage everyone to be responsible adults.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus can take some time to explore options. There are great places near the university and public transportation but smaller in size. However, if the student doesn't mind a longer commute there are great places with larger spaces that can accommodate them.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The student population is focused on getting their education and whatever is required of them so you will see everyone dressed in comfortable attire. For the most part everyone is friendly and social.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The DePaul Library at the Lincoln Park campus is beautiful and offers excellent help from the librarians. They are there to help with anything you need. you have access to their help anywhere you are so you can chat/email them any questions you have from anywhere. Best place to do research, homework, study etc.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is literally something for everyone and anyone can be involved with any organization where they be of reach, religion, sexual orientation, or interest.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For a school that charges so much money to attend, the financial aid that could be provided is no where near the amount they are providing. When it comes to allowing time and help for those who cannot pay on-time, they aren't very lenient and stingy with the process.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have only been out looking for off-campus housing - I have not had the chance to find and live off campus

3 College Sophomore

Majors: DePaul is not a school that is know for it's biology department, but it is very well-structured and friendly. I found that the best classes and professors know what they are doing and are available at most times to help. There could be some questionable information, testing, and assigned work, but most of the time, it is all beneficial.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to participate in an internship and will be pursuing one in the near future.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Being in such a large city, the strictness is very good and at a comfortable level where the administration and campus safety are not hovering over students, but you know they are there should anything happen. There is also great communication between the rule regulators and students so people are informed at all times of what is going on.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My experience was very good living in the dorms, sometimes the rules and the presence of resident advisors leaves people irritated in the late night during the week because of inconsiderate people living in the dorm, and besides the normal roommate and possibly suite mate issues, it's very good.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The campus is just outside of the city of Chicago, so there's is everything from Chicago-style pizza and hotdogs, to Greek food, and Korean barbecue; there is also a great abundance of student's favorite fast-food restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I didn't really eat on campus much because I chose to cook in my dorm, however there is quite a variety of food but sometimes that variety is too much. The variety was the same the entire school year, so I found myself not eating there more than twice a week after the first trimester.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports here are more for the students that attend and less for the athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's a large combination of males and females that do a lot of things including greek life, socializing, recreations, collegiate sports, etc.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: As a science major, I find that the facilities that I typically study in are the cleanest, most modern, and comfortable than most other that I have visited. I also love the newness of the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are many different fraternities and sororities to join, but if you choose not to join there are many things that will keep you involved and it is mostly those who have not joined anything that creates the balance and makes greek life a little easier for those who are involved.

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Kristian Gist
Hometown
Cleveland, Ohio
Major
Business Management and Hospitality Leadership
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There is a reason why DePaul students have been voted the happiest college students—they are given a more "real-world" experience, while going to school in a prime spot of Chicago. Freshman move-in day at DePaul doesn't include driving to some campus tucked away in the forest where shopping sprees at Walmart are the highlight of the week. Students here really discover what it's like to live on their own in a big city, and they are given an independence that most college students don't get right away. However, this type of environment is definitely not for everyone, and there is a definite “culture-shock” aspect that goes beyond that of the general college-transitional period.

DePaul students represent the University well by maintaining their diverse beliefs, while keeping an open mind; living the Vincentian model by becoming socially responsible leaders; and striving for academic excellence and lifelong learning. At the end of the day, for better or for worse, most students will stand by their love of the University and its many quirks. DePaul definitely has a heart and a spirit that transcends “college” and becomes applicable to life beyond the time a student will spend within the University's walls.

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