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

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
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

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 38
Students who have cars on campus N/A
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age Yes

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
women's center
placement service
health service
health insurance

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
career/job search classes
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs
student center

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus LEED-certified environmental science & chemistry building with greenhouse & green roof, digital cinema laboratory with motion-capture system, green-screen studio, converged newsroom, 10 specialized computer research labs including artificial intelligence,

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Reading machines
Tape recorders
Note-taking services
Extended time for tests
Priority registration
Priority seating
Texts on tape
Exams on tape or computer
Other testing accommodations

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Mostly

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Tape recorders
Adaptive equipment
Reader services
Braille services
Interpreters for hearing-impaired
Talking books