Depaul University

Chicago, IL
Depaul University

Brief Description

Based in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois on a 36-acre campus in Lincoln Park, DePaul University is a private higher learning institution that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic faith. First established by the Vincentians in 1898, the university is named in honor of the 17th century priest Saint Vincent de Paul from France. Due to its founding traditions, the university places a special importance on enrolling first-generation students from underprivileged and disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. As of 2013, DePaul University is nationally recognized as the largest Catholic University in the entire nation. In addition to the main campus in Lincoln Park, DePaul extends its reach at the Chicago Loop, O'Hare, Oak Forest, and Naperville campuses throughout the suburbs of the metropolitan area.

Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, DePaul University offers nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs with numerous concentrations. According to the U.S. News and World Report survey, the university has been distinguished as the 121st best college in the United States within the top tier. Undergraduate students at DePaul have been ranked 1st in terms of overall satisfaction with their college experience twice. With a primary focus on experiential learning, DePaul University has been named among the top ten schools in the country for service learning and community-based volunteer work.

Nicknamed the Blue Demons and represented by the mascot DIBS, athletics are a vital component of student life on the campus of DePaul University. Intercollegiate sports teams compete within Division I in the Big East Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The university is perhaps best known for its men's basketball program, which has made the trip to the NCAA Tournament 22 times in its history and won its way to the Final Four twice. DePaul has also played in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 16 times and won the National Championship in 1945.

DePaul University is currently home to more than 16,500 undergraduate students, 8,000 graduate students, and 1,800 faculty members. Not only does this make DePaul one of the top ten largest universities in the nation, it is the largest private institution within the state of Illinois. Within the vast number of members in the network of successful past graduates, notable alumni include CEO Richard Driehaus, U.S. Representative Frank Annunzio, NBA player George Mikan, author Christian Picciolini, actress Gillian Anderson, actress Judy Greer, and Grammy Award-winner Jim O'Rourke.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 12436

Total institution enrollment: 20548

School type: 4-year private, not-for-profit

School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award at least ten doctoral degrees/1 per year across three or more disciplines,2 or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year overall.

Campus Location

Main Address

Depaul University
1 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604


(312) 362-8000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 41%

Female undergraduate population: 59%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree

Accounting And Finance
Acting And Directing
Adult And Continuing Education Administration
American Studies / Civilization
Art Teacher Education
Arts And Design
Arts Management
Biology General
Business / Managerial Economics
Business Administration And Management
Business Computer Programming / Programm
Business General
Business Information And Data Processing
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Systems Networking And Telecomm
Chemistry General
Clinical Psychology
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Systems Analysis
Counseling And Psychology
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Curriculum And Instruction
Developmental And Child Psychology
Drama / Theater Arts General
Drama / Theater Literature And History
Dramatic / Theater Arts And Stagecraft
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education Other
Elementary Teacher Education
English Creative Writing
English Language And Literature General
Environmental Science / Studies
Experimental Psychology
Finance General
Financial Planning
French Language And Literature
General Studies
General Teacher Education Other
German Language And Literature
Health And Medical Administrative Services
Health Teacher Education
History General
Human Resources Management
Industrial And Organizational Psychology
Information Sciences And Systems
International Business
International Business Marketing
International Relations And Affairs
Italian Language And Literature
Jewish / Judaic Studies
Juridical Science / Legal Specialization
Latin American Studies
Law Llb Jd
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems And Business Data
Marketing Research
Mass Communications
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Medical Technology
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music Business Management And Merchandise
Music General
Music General Performance
Music Other
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory And Composition
Musicology And Ethnomusicology
Non Profit And Public Management
Nursing Other
Nursing Rn Training
Nursing Science Post Rn
Operations Research
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Playwriting And Screenwriting
Political Science And Government General
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Administration And Services Other
Public Policy Analysis
Reading Teacher Education
Rehabilitation / Therapeutic Services Operations
Religion / Religious Studies
Secondary Teacher Education
Social Sciences General
Spanish Language And Literature
Technical Theater / Theater Design
Urban Affairs / Studies
Women Studies