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DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
13,168 Undergraduates
70% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois
60604
(312) 362-8000
www.depaul.edu

DePaul University, a Catholic, private university located in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the top 120 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The Vincentians, also known as the Congregation of the Mission priests and brothers, founded DePaul University in 1898. It was originally called St. Vincent’s College. Today, the campus sits on 36 acres of land in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the nation. It is mostly a commuter school, as 90 percent of enrolled students live off campus and commute to classes. The school’s motto is “Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi” or “I will show you the way of wisdom." Notable alumni include fund manager Richard Driehaus, actress Gillian Anderson, Former Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley, actor John C. Reilly, actress Judy Greer, Justice Anne M. Burke, saxophonist for the band Chicago Walter Parazaider and actor Sean Gunn. The school’s colors are royal blue and scarlet, its mascot is DIBS and its teams are nicknamed the Blue Demons. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big East and the university is known mostly for its excellent men’s basketball teams. Varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, golf, soccer and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field.

Location

Chicago , officially the City of Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is one of the largest cities in the United States. As of the 2017 census-estimated population of 2,716,450, Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles, and the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

74%

Live On Campus

1150

New Transfer Students

Admissions
70%

Acceptance Rate

16%

Enrollment Yield

22,502

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$32,084

Typical Cost

$39,010

Average Tuition

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$18,908

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Humanities

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 250 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 28 chapters on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big East Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big East Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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