DePaul University

3,134 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
DePaul University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Website

DePaul University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,756/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,223/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,127/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,476/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,005/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,797/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.177 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,643Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Independent
    20%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Hard-working
    11%
  • Privileged
    7%
  • Successful
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.224 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.277 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Great
    18%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Serivce-oriented
    9%
  • Scholarly
    6%
  • Has many opportunities
    5%
  • Ripoff
    3%

After DePaul University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.100 responses

Reviews

3,134 reviews
  • Excellent
    677
  • Very Good
    1154
  • Average
    1045
  • Poor
    177
  • Terrible
    81
At DePaul, we are required to complete two online modules called AlcoholEdu and Haven, which teach about safe drinking and sexual assault prevention respectively. I completed them and paid full attention to them knowing that they were teaching me useful information; however, when the subject came up, my friends and roommates all said "oh, I just clicked through those. I didn't even read them." No wonder so many sexual assaults happen at DePaul. In addition, I personally know five people here who have drank themselves into the hospital, and I am only on the second quarter of my freshman year. As far as criminal activity goes, DePaul has its own public safety number and blue buttons on every block of the campus that students can press during an emergency if their phone isn't on them. Although the idea of going to school in Chicago may frighten some people, Lincoln Park is one of the safest areas of the city and has a very low crime rate. Not that I would recommend walking outside alone at night, but if you did, nothing would happen probably. One thing I have to say, though, is do not take the train by yourself at night!
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
Great teachers for the business school in particular. I haven't really had a bad experience in any of my other classes, either. Workload is definitely reasonable if you're used to working for your grade. Ratemyprofessor is going to be your best friend during registration process. Try your best to be in an honors program since they get to register early, I've heard classes fill up crazy fast if you're not. Every student receives a Degree Progress Report that they can view online in their student account. This report basically tells you every class you need for your majors/minors to graduate, making everything laid out very well. I never really need to visit an academic counselor since everything is pretty straightforward in terms of classes online. Study abroad is also something definitely recommended throughout all schools. You can study abroad during quarters, years, spring break, winter break, winter quarter, summer, basically anything!
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 30 2013
The career center is a complete and absolute joke. It is constantly understaffed, the advisers are not helpful whatsoever, and their services are usually along the lines of making sure your Linkedin profile is up to date or resume critiquing. Really? Thirty plus thousand per year for that! Ridiculous and pathetic if you ask me. Career counselors are supposed to help you identify your skill sets, find your ideal job placements, align you with the right recruiters, and be an advocate for your success.

After graduating DePaul June of 2012, I am currently unemployed, have not found meaningful and gainful employment since completing my degree, and the entire alumni network is so disconnected and unhelpful it is astonishingly sad.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Nov 15 2014