DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
12,776 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
https://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

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restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

70%

Live On Campus

998

New Transfer Students

Admissions
70%

Acceptance Rate

14%

Enrollment Yield

27,869

Applicants in 2020

Costs
$33,319

Typical Cost

$41,202

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$18,908

Median Debt

Academics
17 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

"Finance

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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