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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Rich kids dress well. I don't mean burberry coats everywhere, but they don't wear sweatpants

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I love the atmosphere and the professors are great.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are so many different types of people since the school is located in the city. Mostly everyone is dressed well and put together. Even if you don't find someone for you who actually goes to DePaul you still have the rest of the population of Chicago that surrounds the school..

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Girl-Guy ratio is pretty even yet the ethnic diversity is lacking at DePaul.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very respectful of one another


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Honestly, the dating scene at DePaul isn’t the greatest. There are basically three extremes here—students who have dated the same person since high school, students who open their bedroom up to a different person every weekend, and students who appear oblivious to the fact that intimate human relationships exist—none of which seem particularly desirable for a 20-something guy or girl. While there are some exceptions to these rules, they are few and far between.

However, the diversity of the University and the prevalent social and nightlife scenes make it very easy to meet a lot of new people, which is a definite benefit to DePaul. One of the downsides is that the campus will become very small, somewhat quickly, and students will find themselves encountering the same people over and over—whether they want to or not. The way nightlife factors into the dating scene is somewhat split. The bars provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere to meet people, which is great, but the probability that a student is going to have a lasting sober connection with someone they met while more than slightly smashed isn’t terribly high.

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Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
It might be best for you to get this from your home physician. However, you can get a birth control prescription through SAGE medical group if it's accepted by your insurance.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Parties
  2. On campus in class or student organization meetings
  3. Bars
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Bars
  2. Parties
  3. Their apartment
Social Scene
The social scene at DePaul is very much centered around the bars near campus. While bars aren't necessarily the greatest places to meet people, they are definitely one of the first places students get together. At DePaul, some students are very outgoing and others aren't, but there is generally a place for everyone. DePaul students are very open-minded, so people can be themselves here.
Hookups or Relationships?
The dating scene is very much split among extremes. There are some students at DePaul who have been dating the same person since high school, and there are an equal number who hook up with a different person every weekend. Again, there's really room for everything here, so students are able to find what they're looking for if they look hard enough.
Dress Code
Some say a downside to living and going to school in a major city like Chicago is that a rather large group of (wealthier) students follow the fashion trends-a scene that is often difficult to keep up with. At DePaul, there are a number of students who revel in getting dolled up for an 8:30 a.m. class, but there are just as many who live out of their laundry baskets. It's pretty easy to distinguish freshmen from upperclassmen the first few weeks of school because many have yet to learn that an extra hour of sleep is far more important than combing their hair before class. Due to the diversity of people at DePaul, you'll pretty much fit in no matter what you wear.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 101 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 118 responses

  • 28% None
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 42 responses

  • 29% Determined
  • 26% Independent
  • 19% Motivated
  • 12% Diversity
  • 5% Successful
  • 5% Flamboyant
  • 2% Hard-working
  • 2% Inspired

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 41 responses

  • 24% Joining a group or club
  • 22% Parties
  • 17% Class
  • 17% Bars
  • 11% Dorm
  • 4% Doing things around the city
  • 4% Facebook Group
  • 1% Greek life

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 41 responses

  • 37% Joining a group or club
  • 30% Classes
  • 18% Residence Hall Activities
  • 8% Dorm
  • 6% on campus events
  • 1% The Gym

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 80% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 18% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 2% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 118 responses

  • 30% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 57% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 13% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.



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