DePaul University

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world rank  339

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University Overview

Founded in 1898, DePaul University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Chicago (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, DePaul University (DPU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. DePaul University (DPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 122 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. DPU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym DPU
Founded 1898
Motto Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi
I will show you the way of wisdom
Colours Royal blue and scarlet

University Location

Address 1 E Jackson Boulevard
60604-2287 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (312) 362 8000
Fax +1 (312) 362 8521

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9300
Chicago 60604-2287
(312) 362 8300
800 433 7285

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Vincentian -

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to DePaul University's Library
DePaul University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 572,086 physical volumes, 29,456 physical media, 149,470 digital/electronic medium and 418 licensed digital/electronic databases. DePaul University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
DePaul University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,826 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW)
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation Music (MUS)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Service and Administration
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • Entrepreneur and Family Business Council (EFBC)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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