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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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
14,214
Undergraduates
6,638
Men - 46.7%
7,577
Women - 53.3%
7,850
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 26,895 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
588 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
595 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$59,793
Tuition and Fees
$41,202
Room and Board
$15,093
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$28,110
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,621
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Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
870
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
13%
10-19
28%
20-29
35%
30-39
15%
40-49
8%
50-99
1%
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Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Demon
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
10.9%
Black/African-American
8.2%
Hispanic/Latino
20.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
53.6%
Unknown
2.4%
International Students
3.1% from 113 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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