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.

Website: www.depaul.edu/

Private
Co-ed
14,816
Undergraduate
Students
(52.5%) 7,775 Women
(47.5%) 7,041 Men
7,953
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 21,613 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
588 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
606 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,678
Tuition and Fees
$39,975
Room and Board
$14,235
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$25,812
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,115
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
916
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Demon
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.8% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
20.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.5% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
3.3% from 97 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 East Jackson Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Phone
(312) 362-8300
Fax
(312) 362-3322
E-mail
admission@depaul.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for all freshmen
Other
Audition/interview for School of Music and Theatre recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 21,613 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 12,905 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 8,708 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,542 (16%) of 15,506 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,428 (15%) of 9,472 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,114 (18%) of 6,034 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
84% of 9896 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
588 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
606 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,678
Tuition and Fees
$39,975
Room and Board
$14,235
Books and Supplies
$1,104
Other Expenses
$2,364
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid1@depaul.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001671
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,077 (84.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,739 (83.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,733 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
277 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$25,812
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,537 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,045
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,189 (68.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,318
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,486 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
604 (24.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,447

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
10,144 (77.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,005 (88.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,886 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
896 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$23,589
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,698 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,156
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,722 (75.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,536
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,108 (68.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,532 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,348

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,115
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
30.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants, veteran awards
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,659
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, accountancy, animation, anthropology, biological science, chemistry, communications and media, communications studies, computer game development, computer science, digital cinema, economics, English, environmental science, environmental studies, geography, health science, history, journalism, math
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
916
Part-Time Faculty
939
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
42%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,562,222
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Jurisprudence

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • German
  • Health Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Law
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Investment Management
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Urban Design
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Game Design and Development
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Law
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Taxation

Location and Setting


Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
38 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Chicago
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
82%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security lighting, prevention/awareness programs, on-campus police officers, video cameras, smoke detectors in residence halls

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Demon
School Colors
Royal blue and scarlet

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, depaul fundamental research in academic gaming, depaul community service association (dcsa), black student union, demonthon, depaul's voices for the animals
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
14,816
Women
7,775 (52.5%)
Men
7,041 (47.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
12,886
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.8% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
20.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.5% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.3% from 97 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
7,953

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2.8%
Law 1.54%
Arts and Sciences 3.64%
Medicine 0.42%
Veterinary Medicine 0.14%
Education 2.1%
Other 3.36%

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