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DePaul University
Chicago, IL
DePaul, founded in 1898, is the largest private Catholic university in the U.S. and a college where "the world is brought into the classroom, and the classroom is taken out to engage in the world." Undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as service learning through its nationally recognized community-based service learning programs. The university promotes diversity in academic and student life by welcoming both full-time and part-time students who vary in age, background, ethnicity, and religious affiliation. Its 40-acre main campus is located in the historic Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 15,961
   Women 8,392 (52.6%)
   Men 7,569 (47.4%)
Graduate Students 7,578
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 19,628 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.56
SAT Math 551 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 569 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $54,465
  Tuition and Fees $37,020
  Room and Board $14,277
Average Percent of Need Met 65%
Average Freshman Award $24,454
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Differs by program
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 914
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Chicago Population 2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 70% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Blue Demon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.5% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
18.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.4% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students 3.4% from 90 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 56.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported