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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students15,961
   Women8,392 (52.6%)
   Men7,569 (47.4%)
Graduate Students7,578


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate72% of 19,628 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.56
SAT Math551 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading569 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$54,465
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Freshman Award$24,454
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemDiffers by program
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan AreaChicago
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 70% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBlue 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 Students3.4% from 90 countries
First-Year Students Returning83.8%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.43 3.83 593 618 27
Low 2.54 2.56 480 500 19
High 4.00 5.00 780 730 34
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• All freshmen at DePaul must take one of two courses, Discover Chicago or Explore Chicago, to learn about the city.

• DePaul is consistently the largest Catholic university in the United States and the tenth-largest private university in the nation.

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