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Reviews 3110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the professors I have taken at DePaul. They have always went the extra mile to help out and taking advantage of their office hours has been of great help. I personally like the intimate classes as opposed to the 60+ student classes. What's great about DePaul is that once in class, professors are bound to know you by name, not by a number.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: From those that have already graduated, they got jobs right away. I've used the Handshake to find internships and jobs.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There's always a patrol car driving around campus which is good but this is only at Lincoln Park. When in the Loop, I am not aware of any DePaul cars around but since it's the city, most likely there would be Chicago police cars. Streets smarts play out when I am walking alone at night on either campus so I personally feel alright.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Close proximity to class which is awesome. Give or take 5 minute walk. Obviously some dorms are better than others. A majority of the students seek off-campus housing by Sophomore year so they usually handle that on their own. More stress but it leads to independence.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: It seems that Greek life affects the social atmosphere indifferently at school. If you're not Greek, it's okay, vice versa. There's no housing on campus which is a bummer.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: You get points when you go to games and if you earn enough, you get prizes which is a plus. There could be more school spirit at school but it's tricky because not everyone is into that. I don't have much to say about school teams but I wish they had a proper gym at the downtown location. There's only a good gym in Lincoln Park.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: DePaul is pretty different. I love how every student does their own thing. For example, a lot of the students I meet have jobs/internships after class and are constantly busy. Students get around from campus to campus efficiently via the train. I've learned to be more independent since I started attending DePaul. I also love that there are a good number of choices for studying abroad. The volunteer access is awesome too! You can connect to so many different organizations.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There have definitely been more assaults, battery, sexual assaults, happening on campus since I first started here. The security needs to be increased and if any emergency tower is "not in service" or "broken", it should be fixed ASAP.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Admissions was nice and easy. It's after you get started where things tend to go downhill.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I've never stayed on campus as I am a transfer student.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I quit the sorority I was in because they were judgmental and also charged you for ridiculous things.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I've never been to any athletic games, but I use the fitness center almost every day if that counts.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Some professors are great, others are not. The classes are tough, but there are always other students in the class that are willing to help or want to get together to help study. The school environment is nice, however there have been a lot of racial issues happening in the past year.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: School is very hard on drug use but not on alcohol. Cannabis is viewed as the devil but alcohol is mostly normal in regards to punishment. I was unfairly kicked out of campus housing for cannabis.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm a digital cinema major so my degree is worthless anyway. I was able to get an internship with much effort after my freshman year which is very rare in my field.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: DePaul doesn't care about its students. It's administration is absolutely terrible. The professors and education is good. The school experience is alright but I have trouble getting over just how bad the administration is. I've been screwed over by the Administration 3 times. DePaul puts up a fake Vincentian front but the administration absolutely doesn't care about it's students. They are just numbers and $$$ to them. They cut my financial aid after year one and I will have to drop out despite having a 3.7 GPA.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I got caught with cannabis and was kicked out of housing permanently during the school year. Dorms are a good way to get friends at first. Once the second quarter comes around the dorms start to really suck. My roommate request was completely ignored and I was placed with a total weirdo.They started searching every room that had multiple people in it for drugs and alcohol. Literally 1/3 of the rooms in my hall were searched by campus security. 2 of my friends and I were arrested for cannabis in separate incidents in a city where it is decriminalized. The local cops hate DePaul because of the arrests that they force to make on the students for petty amounts of cannabis.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: VERY different from a big 10 school. If you can get into parties and have friends of your own there are very few reasons to join.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very few people are involved or go to games.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: DePaul Doesn't care about it's students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They don't have enough for incoming students. Also rooms are small.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The parties are not great but the people I know in Greek life love it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a football team but its okay we have basketball.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a good school, but not really worth the cost.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Located in Chicago, DePaul is the perfect school if you're looking to work part-time or get an internship. Chicago's diversity and size foster so many opportunities in nearly every field.

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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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