The facilities at DePaul are generally regarded by the student body as phenomenal, with very little exception. Despite the fact that the University is smack dab in the middle of Chicago, DePaul’s has carved out a beautiful haven where students can step onto the quad and almost forget they are in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the United States. DePaul maintains its facilities impeccably—everything has a very clean and modern feel. There are often new buildings being built on campus or upgrades taking place within the older ones. While this sounds like campus is constantly under construction, the University generally makes these changes with little disturbance to the faculty and students.
The Ray Meyer Fitness Center is a prime example of the quality of DePaul’s buildings. The four-story gym is visited by hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and Lincoln Park locals every day, and the building and tons of exercise equipment show little wear and tear. The newest building on DePaul's campus is the McGowan Sciences Center. Funded by donations from two of DePaul's prestigious alumni, this building is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Chicago. It features luxurious classrooms with carpet made of recycled materials and bathrooms with regulated water pressure that help save tons of water each day. Overall, every building at DePaul is kept exceptionally well, and students enjoy hanging out on campus way past the end of their classes.