DePaul University

With Chicago as its classroom, DePaul University is nationally recognized for incorporating experiential learning throughout its curriculum. Partnerships throughout Chicago enable DePaul to provide an exceptional educational experience that is vibrant, pragmatic and socially engaged. Nearly half of all our undergraduates complete at least one internship before graduation, putting us among the top 10 universities nationally in providing such experience. DePaul meshes seamlessly with Chicago's commercial and artistic communities, offering students unparalleled access to internships and learning opportunities with many of the nations top corporations and organizations as well as a rich array of cultural events and institutions. An example is DePaul's partnership with Cinespace Chicago to provide students with film and television production experience in the midst of the citys premier movie studio. Our Steans Center, one of a handful of endowed service-learning programs in the nation, coordinates courses that teach students while simultaneously helping more than 400 organizations throughout the metropolitan area. Students tap such connections for internships, mentors, class projects, professional contacts and more. DePaul is one of 62 universities nationwide, and the only one in Illinois, to qualify for the Community Engagement citation given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. DePaul is the nations largest Catholic university, with over 23,000 students and about 300 degree programs, yet students easily forge personal connections. Many faculty members are nationally recognized in their field, yet they are accessible and approachable, taking an active interest in our students aspirations. More than 98 percent of classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants, while about 90 percent of classes have 40 or fewer students. All full-time faculty members teach, and those who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates. Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), DePaul's tradition of providing a quality education to students from a broad range of backgrounds, with particular attention to first-generation students, has resulted in one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. This wide range of backgrounds and perspectives enables students to learn from each other through our discussion- and project-oriented approach. Students admitted under DePaul's test-optional policy succeed at similar rates to students who submit the ACT or SAT. Of DePaul's 165,000 living alumni, about 108,000 reside in the metropolitan area, providing students with a network locally and around the world.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1898 Roman Catholic Quarter $420.1 million 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 362-8000
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46 100.0 Illinois Chicago 1108
Key Value
ID 37
Tuition $39,010 (2017-18)
Room and Board $13,797 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 23,110
Application Deadline Feb. 1
Application Fee N/A
Acceptance Rate 70%
Description When applying to DePaul University, it's important to note the application deadline is Feb. 1, and the early action deadline is Nov. 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Feb. 1. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 70 percent.


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Application deadline Feb. 1
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee N/A
Common Application accepted Yes
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


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Admission interview Neither required/recommended
Required standardized tests N/A
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Feb. 1

Entering Class Stats

Title Value
Selectivity More selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 70%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

Title Value
Accepting applications Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply No
Minimum required college GPA 2
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution Yes
Guaranteed admission agreement URL Https://

International Students

Title Value
Separate application form required No
Conditional admission offered Yes
Early decision or early action options available Early action only
TOEFL (paper) Required
TOEFL (internet-based) Required
Michigan Test N/A
SAT Recommended
SAT Subject Considered
ACT Recommended
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Dino Pruccoli, Director of International Admission, (312) 362-6542,