Private 4 Year

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

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DePaul University overview
Location Chicago, Illinois
Online depaul.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
DePaul University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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DePaul University, established in 1898, is a private institution located in Chicago, Illinois, distinguished by its urban setting and Vincentian Catholic heritage. The university has two primary campuses, with the Loop campus situated in the heart of Chicago?s business district and the Lincoln Park campus offering a more traditional college environment amidst residential neighborhoods. Known for its School of Cinematic Arts within the College of Computing and Digital Media and a well-regarded College of Law, DePaul integrates the cultural and professional opportunities of its city location into the academic experience. The university offers a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs, fostering a moderately selective admissions process. While DePaul provides on-campus living options, including residence halls and apartment-style accommodations, the university's atmosphere is notably cosmopolitan, with many students also finding housing within the vibrant surrounding areas of Chicago. DePaul?s athletic teams, known as the Blue Demons, compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference, with a notable emphasis on basketball.

In the most recent statistical year 32,075 prospective students applied, and 22,274 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,838 enrolled in the school.  18,123 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,547 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $41,361 plus fees of $651.












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Admission Standards

DePaul University overview
GPA 3.8

Applications Accepted

DePaul University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for DePaul University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,104
Other Fees$651
Room and Board $15,225
Budget for Other Expenses$2,430
Total One Year Cost$60,771

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by DePaul University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 33%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%
Psychology 8%

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