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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Chicago is very expensive generally, and the area surrounding DePaul is one of the most expensive areas in the city. To get a nice apartment, you usually have a venture a few train stops away- and even then it won't be cheap. However, the dorms are even pricier, so an apartment is usually worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Chicago is extremely diverse in food- there are limitless options for any taste. However, the nicer the food, the more expensive it is.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you know the right people, the parties are great and fun. If you don't know anyone, you won't be able to find a party.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration really stays out of the student's lives. As long as you aren't putting attention on yourself, you probably won't get in trouble for anything. The strictest thing is dorm visitation- there are no exceptions about that.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish I got more money from the school, but I did get quite a bit and the whole process went smoothly. I haven't had any issues with financial aid, and there are lots of opportunities for freshman scholarships.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It gets really boring and the healthy food is unappetizing and generally lacking. The fried food is very available and pretty good, though. Also, Scramble and Brownstones offer really good breakfast foods.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've had a really positive experience living on campus. I've met lots of friends and love being so close to all my classes.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is hard to find in the middle of the city. There are a lot of apartments in Chicago but anything near campus is going to be expensive.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You really need to go look for a party, it's mostly bar sense here.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options being in the middle of Chicago, they are expensive though.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Underage drinking is a problem in the city, the school is raiding the local bars.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school is very expensive, however if you are in need of financial aid they will give you money. It will most likely be cheaper to go to a in-state school though.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen year is great, however it's hard to get housing as a upperclassman.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not been through the off campus housing process yet.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I dont hear about to many parties on campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are options to eat off campus but many do not offer student discounts

3 College Freshman

Administration: None. They have good rules

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This is an expensive school and i would expect them to give out more aid to students . when students are on the deans list, other schools give extra funding for that, and this school did not and that would be helpful

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall is neat and provides a variety of meals. I think they need more healthier options.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are spacious and we have the luxury of not having community style bathrooms. The building i stay in is pretty quiet most of the time, yet it does feel like a community. The building is up to date and is very clean. The housing process is easy and they give you a chance to request your roommate.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a million different places to live in Chicago, that is the off campus housing. DePaul will help when starting out, but it's all up to you and where you look for housing.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: DePaul is in Chicago! Some of the best food in the country is at your fingertips! Go explore!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are great! You just have to know all the right people so you can get to the apartments without being associated with Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Strict about all the right things. I feel safe on campus and there is an escort at night if you ever need one.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was able to get the scholarship I needed to attend the university. It was difficult to go through the process, but it was great to work with the financial aid department. They gave me undivided attention and helped me reach my goals financially.

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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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