Students Say

DePaul University’s urban setting means this Chicago school is “all about integrating the opportunities of the city into the classroom,” offering students “the essentials in order for a student to succeed in the business field.” Here, the “dedicated” teaching staff’s “extensive experience outside of the classroom… really brings valuable information into the classroom.” That experience proves beneficial to career-focused students because it “encourages students to become critical life thinkers so that they are not just prepared for a job, but have the skills to become present in all life decisions.”

Overview

Applicants
19,533
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.56

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 640
SAT Math
510 - 630
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

DePaul University’s urban setting means this Chicago school is “all about integrating the opportunities of the city into the classroom,” offering students “the essentials in order for a student to succeed in the business field.” Here, the “dedicated” teaching staff’s “extensive experience outside of the classroom… really brings valuable information into the classroom.” That experience proves beneficial to career-focused students because it “encourages students to become critical life thinkers so that they are not just prepared for a job, but have the skills to become present in all life decisions.” This real-world focus in classroom studies and its “extensive school of commerce curriculum” is part of what has given DePaul a “strong academic reputation.” Internship and career-placement opportunities both during school and after graduation result in, according to some graduates, students who are “some of the hardest working and driven college students around.” The multiple colleges of DePaul University “stress engaging with other students, working collaboratively, combining previous knowledge with new learning, and being an active participant in one’s education.” Students praise the easy access provided by the urban setting and its accompanying public transportation, and like the “practical real world experience” brought to the table by the educators here—though some note “there are ones that are tougher graders,” so applicants should be prepared to work.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,872
with Terminal Degree
829

997
Men
875
Women
301
Minority
80
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
50 - 99

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
79%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
71%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Gerald Beeson
COO & Sr. Managing Director, Citadel Investment Group

Lourdes Duarte
Co-Anchor of WGN Evening News, WGN Television

Jim Jenness
Chairman of the Board, Kellogg Co.

Richard Driehaus
Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Chairman, Driehaus Capital Management

Judy Greer
Actress, Producer, Writer

Anne Pramaggiore
President and Chief Executive Officer, ComEd

Tarell McCraney
Playwright, actor, MacArthur Fellow

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
80
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,204

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,719

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,558

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,498

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,453

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,390
Required Fees
$681
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,104

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,800
Transportation for Commuters
$564

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Federal TEACH Grant
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

There is no nailing down the typical DePaul student. “It’s like a melting pot of experience and people from all over the world that come to be a part of the DePaul environment,” a “unique blend of all kinds of students” who are “like a giant mixed bag of Jelly Bellys...every student is so different you have a little bit of everything.” One student goes so far as to suggest it’s “possibly the most diverse school in the country.” Though attendees “come from all walks of life” and “individuality is promoted strongly,” virtually anyone “can fit in easily if they want.” “Every student has a place where they feel comfortable,” one student says, “and it is hard to find a student that doesn’t fit in here.” If there is a tie that binds, it is that DePaul students are “kind and friendly,” “outgoing and respectful,” a group who “study hard to get where they’re going but still find time to socialize.” Hard work is a common trait. “The majority of students seem to hold outside employment,” a student notes, “which brings a strong real world emphasis to the class from staff and students alike.” But hard workers aside, the typical DePaul student? “There is no typical anything.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,153
Out of State
21%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
84

Demographics

8.04%
Asian
8.54%
African-American
17.95%
Hispanic
57.06%
Caucasian
4.18%
Unknown
3.16%
International

53% female
47% male
21% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The school’s location in downtown Chicago, one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the United States, means that “there is a plethora of choices of things to do” and plenty of transportation to get to them. Students “are always going to the museums, the art institute, Navy pier, shopping on Michigan Ave, the zoo, the beach, etc.,” and “in the summer the outdoor concerts and food tasting events take over Grant Park.” Throw in “the lakefront, bars and restaurants, sports teams (pro and collegiate),” along with “cultural venues [and] free public events,” and it’s no wonder students say they “never get bored.” Sports fanatics will especially find more than enough to keep themselves busy outside of class. If the wealth of riches that is Chicago professional sports is not enough—the Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, Cubs, and Bears all play here—“having DePaul in the Big East conference brings great college basketball to Chicago,” too. For those who prefer to stay on campus in this “simply amazing” city, DePaul has a strong Greek scene. The bottom line is, life at DePaul is all about location, location, location, so “the internships, classes, and social life are centered around the city.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
92
First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Productive Learning Strategies (PLuS) Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Coordinator: Karen Meyer

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-III, academic achievement and information processing measures (could include Woodcock-Johnson psychoeducational battery and/or WIAT-II)

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Report with background information, DSMII criteria, symptoms that met diagnosis and recommendations for academic accomodations

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
313
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
22

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Blue Demons)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Blue Demons)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Rambler Battalion is headquartered at Loyola University, and is comprised of the following schools: DePaul, Loyola, Northeastern, Northwestern, North Park, and Resurrection University.

Sustainability

DePaul University has wholeheartedly embraced the green movement. Indeed, in the last few years, the university’s Sustainability Initiatives Task Force (SITF) has worked tirelessly to ensure that DePaul is an agent of social change. To that end, the school has promised that any and all future construction projects will be LEED-certified. DePaul has also begun installing green roofs on several buildings and expects to add more as funding becomes available. Additionally, the university has installed low-flow shower heads in student dormitories as well as sink hardware that limits use (via either motion activation or compressor timer). Even campus facilities is getting in on the act; they’ve reduced the watering schedule and frequency for the surrounding landscape. Recycling is another environmental initiative that remains extremely popular on the DePaul campus. Due to the school’s robust program, 70 to 80 tons of material are recycled on a monthly basis. The campus also boasts an impressive number of water refill stations (approximately 80). It’s estimated these stations generate an excess of 2 million uses annually, substantially cutting down the number of new water bottles purchased. Moreover, the “Swap Program,” run by the Housing Service, ensures that more than 100 tons of miscellaneous appliances, furniture and other goods avoid landfills. Instead, they are sold at the end of the school year. The proceeds are then donated to local charities as are any unsold goods. In other words, your old, unwanted coffee maker can still find a good home!

Green Rating
92
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
12%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carlene Klaas-Kennelly
Director of Undergraduate Admission

Address
Office of Admission
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Phone
312-362-8300

Email
visitdpu@depaul.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus
Ray Meyer Fitness Center
The Pit, in SAC
11th floor, DePaul Center, Loop Campus
The Bean Cafe in the Schmitt Academic Center
CDM Cyber Cafe, Arts and Letters Lounge areas

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Second City
Broadway in Chicago
Wrigley Field
Lincoln Park Zoo
Wrigleyville
Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Museum of Science & Industry, etc.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, Saturday
M-Th 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-noon
312-362-8300

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Lincoln Park: 11 & 3 M-F,10:30 & 11:30 Sat, Loop: M-F 1:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Twice Daily M-Sat

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.depaulbluedemons.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only when classes are in session and not 1 week before and after breaks

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Midway and O'Hare International Airport, Chicago CTA, Metra trains, buses and taxis are also available city wide.

Driving Instructions to Campus
To the Lincoln Park campus take the I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) exit Fullerton and head East. Campus along Fullerton between Racine and Halsted St. To get to the Loop campus take I-90/94 (Kennedy) Exit Congress street/I-290 East into city. Turn left/North onto state street (at Harold Washington Library). Turn right/East onto Jackson Blvd, DePaul Center on Corner of Jackson and State St.

Local Accommodations
Please see our website for a comprehensive list of nearby accommodations: http://www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/Pages/lincoln-park.aspx
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Key Stats

19,533
Applicants
16,153
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
1150
SAT Scores

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