DePaul University

1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

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Main telephone 312-362-8000
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Catholic
Date founded 1898
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 38 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 1,135
Number of full time, freshmen women 1,487
Total number of full time freshmen 2,622
Number of part time, freshmen men 4
Number of part time, freshmen women 1
Total number of part time freshmen 5
Total number of freshmen men 1,139
Total number of freshmen women 1,488
Total number of freshmen 2,627
Number of full time, undergraduate men 5,919
Number of full time, undergraduate women 6,865
Total number of full time undergraduates 12,784
Number of part time, undergraduate men 720
Number of part time, undergraduate women 710
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,430
Total number of undergraduate males 6,639
Total number of undergraduate females 7,575
Total number of undergraduate students 14,214
Number of male graduate students 3,656
Number of female graduate students 4,223
Total number of graduate students 7,879
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 10,295
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 11,798
Total enrollment 22,093
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 10%
Black 7%
Hispanic 19%
White 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 25%
Number of states and territories represented 54
Percentage of students from outside the US 3%
Number of countries represented 113
Percentage of students 25 or older 13%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
In-state tuition $40,551
Out-of-state tuition $40,551
Fees $651
Books and supplies $1,104
Room and board (live on campus)* $15,093
Board and transportation (live with parents) $2,847
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Student level (e.g., freshman, sophomore) Yes
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person DePaul Central
Financial aid contact title Office of Financial Aid
Financial aid phone 312-362-8610
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) December 1
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $28,110
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 70%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,208
Scholarship or grant $24,581
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $25,548
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 65%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,116
Scholarship or grant $21,739
Work study $4,308
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 2,305
Number of freshmen who received aid 1,934
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 10,371
Number of undergraduates who received aid 8,987
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 64%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $29,621
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Carlene Klaas
Admissions contact title Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (toll free) 800-4DE-PAUL
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level University’s Honor Program, admission to Music & Theatre programs, Pathways Honors Program, Strobel Accountancy Honors Program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Very difficult (about 60% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 10,579
Number of male applicants accepted 6,844
Number of male applicants who enrolled 1,139
Number of female applicants 16,316
Number of female applicants accepted 11,504
Number of female applicants who enrolled 1,488
Total number of applicants 26,895
Total number of applicants accepted 18,348
Total number of applicants who enrolled 2,627
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline February 1
Notification date for fall admission applicants March 15
Early action (apply early, but not required to attend if accepted) application deadline November 15
Notification date for early action applicants January 15
Number who applied for early action 12,800
Number who were admitted via early action 10,225
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.3
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Letters of recommendation (#) 1
Letters of recommendation Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Other application materials Audition/interviews required for School of Music and Theatre School applicants, portfolio and creative statement required for animation majors
Other application materials Required for some students
Recommended exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Important
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Important
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Important
Extracurricular activities Important
Level of applicant's interest Important
Religious affiliation/commitment Considered
Work experience Important
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
School uses a waiting list Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Life long learning Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 11%
500 - 599 39%
600 - 699 39%
700 - 800 11%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 595
SAT math
Under 400 1%
400 - 499 10%
500 - 599 44%
600 - 699 36%
700 - 800 10%
Average SAT math score 588
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.7
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 85%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 60%
Between four and five years 11%
Between five and six years 1%
Letters of recommendation 1, required for all students
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Quarters
Number of faculty on campus 1,832
Student faculty ratio 16:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 192 quarter hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement For all students
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Engineering Master's at Chemical Engineering combined degree program with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Other Visit for combined degree programs
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (1500)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name John T. Richardson Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 282
Largest clubs and organizations on campus DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA), Black Student Union, DemonTHON, Panhellenic Council, DePaul Activities Board
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Percentage of students who live on campus 19%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Legal services Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Was counseled by the career services office 14%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Number of full time, male graduate students 2,442
Number of full time, female graduate students 3,008
Total number of full time graduate students 5,450
Number of part time, male graduate students 1,214
Number of part time, female graduate students 1,215
Total number of part time graduate students 2,429
Total number of male graduate students 3,656
Total number of female graduate students 4,223
Total number of graduate students 7,879
Number of undergraduate men 6,639
Number of undergraduate women 7,575
Total number of undergraduate students 14,214
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 10,295
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 11,798
Total enrollment 22,093
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