DePaul University

3,139 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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

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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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.138 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.142 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 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 59 responses
Report
  • Determined
    25%
  • Independent
    24%
  • Motivated
    17%
  • Diversity
    14%
  • Hard-working
    7%
  • Flamboyant
    3%
  • Inspired
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.196 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Great
    22%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Scholarly
    7%
  • Serivce-oriented
    7%
  • Ripoff
    5%
  • Awesome
    5%

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%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses

Reviews

3,139 reviews
  • Excellent
    674
  • Very Good
    1152
  • Average
    1044
  • Poor
    177
  • Terrible
    80
It's great! I would choose it again! Affordable and a great learning experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 days ago
DePaul University is a school where people can gain a lot from both their peers and professors. Teachings isn't always in the class room. Everyone on campus are friendly and very sociable. It's also diverse in my ways such as the students to the religion that is practiced as well. No one is left an outcast. They also offer many majors to choose from which all have there own requirements to get to your degree. Since DePaul is also in the loop campus, connected to internships won't be a problem at all, since that's also a requirement to your degree. Another about DePaul University is that there are so many clubs to join with many interests from many different people. On the other hand, it does come with quite a high price. Tuition itself is about $37,000 a year, and that's not with housing. Unless you have the financial aid or have the money to pay for it, this may not be the school for you if you cannot afford it. But overall, it's worth the experience based on how you make of it.
  • Freshman
  • 18 days ago
My school is very diverse and community orientated. It puts others needs for it's own and strives and helping others. It is unique because it was the first university created to accommodate the minority in the 1800s. I would choose to attend this school any day because it just welcomes you with open arms and gives you hope and motivation!
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago