DePaul U

DePaul University

1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, United States
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  • Total Documents
    525
  • Class Notes
    381
  • Textbook Notes
    66
  • Study Guides
    77
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,124
  • Previously Enrolled
    831

Overview of DePaul University (DePaul U)

About this school

DePaul, founded in 1898, is the largest private Catholic university in the U.S. and a college where "the world is brought into the classroom, and the classroom is taken out to engage in the world." Undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as service learning through its nationally recognized community-based service learning programs. The university promotes diversity in academic and student life by welcoming both full-time and part-time students who vary in age, background, ethnicity, and religious affiliation. Its 40-acre main campus is located in the historic Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,816
    • Men:7,041 (47.5%)
    • Women:7,775 (52.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (DePaul U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to DePaul University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 East Jackson Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL  60604-2287
Phone
(312) 362-8300
Fax
(312) 362-3322
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Required for all freshmen
Other
Audition/interview for School of Music and Theatre recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 21,613 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 12,905 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 8,708 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,542 (16%) of 15,506 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,428 (15%) of 9,472 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,114 (18%) of 6,034 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
588 average |530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
606 average |550-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
37%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
17%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (DePaul U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $38,410 (100.0%)
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


DePaul University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001671
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,077 (84.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,739 (83.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,733 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
277 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$25,812
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,537 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,045
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,189 (68.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,318
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,486 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
604 (24.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,447

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,144 (77.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,005 (88.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,886 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
896 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$23,589
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,698 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,156
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,722 (75.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,536
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,108 (68.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,532 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,348

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,115
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
30.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants, veteran awards
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,659

Academics & Instruction (DePaul U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


916

Part-Time Faculty


939

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,562,222

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


DePaul University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


58.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (DePaul U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (107)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


Engineering, accountancy, animation, anthropology, biological science, chemistry, communications and media, communications studies, computer game development, computer science, digital cinema, economics, English, environmental science, environmental studies, geography, health science, history, journalism, math

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (97)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • German
  • Health Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Law
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Investment Management
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Urban Design
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (DePaul U)

Location & Geography

Population


2,714,856

Nearest Metropolitan Area


38 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
Chicago
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


82%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Demon
School Colors
Royal blue and scarlet

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


DePaul University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, depaul fundamental research in academic gaming, depaul community service association (dcsa), black student union, demonthon, depaul's voices for the animals

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,886

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,816
Women
7,775
Men
7,041

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.8% Asian
  • 8.4% Black/African-American
  • 20.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 54.5% White
  • 3.2% Unknown

International Students


3.3% from 97 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


7,953

Student Resources (DePaul U)