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DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research, situated in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by the Vincentians in the year 1898. The university is named after the 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul. US News and World Report has listed DePaul's service learning program at the top of the "America's Best Colleges" rankings since 2004.

DePaul has two campuses located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and the downtown Loop area. The university also has suburban campuses in Naperville, Oak Forest, O'Hare and Rolling Meadows. It offers a variety of degrees and programs through its nine colleges and schools.

  • College of Commerce
  • College of Communication
  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Music
  • School for New Learning
  • The Theatre School
DePaul's sports teams are nicknamed Blue Demons.

Profile of DePaul University

DePaul is found in Chicago, IL. Chicago is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Roman Catholic identity. DePaul is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Course Topics

DePaul is known for its programs in business and management and computer science and engineering.

DePaul Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 510 and 620.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at DePaul is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 23, 401 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at DePaul. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big East Conference and Conference USA.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The office of Mission and Values engages faculty, staff and students in ways that measurably enhance their understanding and support of DePaul's Catholic and Vincentian identity. These internal constituencies, in turn, provide the leadership that will enable DePaul to increase its strategic capacities by maximizing our strengthes as the leading urban, Catholic and Vincentian University in the United States. "

DePaul Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 620finance, marketing, accounting, management science, business, business management, financial planning, taxation, . . .
Liberal Arts987general studies, political science, English, sociology, history, liberal arts and humanities, international relations, creative writing, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering700computer science, computer and info science, information technology, computer networking, computer security, systems analyst, computer graphics, computer applications programming, . . .
Education and Teaching647elementary school teaching, English teaching, reading teaching, history teaching, math teaching, early childhood education, social science teaching, educational administration, . . .
Law365law, health tax, legal research, tax law
Media327communication studies, public relations and advertising, media studies, radio and television
Therapy and Counselling255psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, experimental psychology, community psychology, art therapy, educational psychology
Family and Social Work179public administration, human services, public policy analysis, social work, community organization
Science94biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences
Music75music performance, jazz, music theory and composition, various music studies, music management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62nursing science, various nursing, nurse anesthetist, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, pediatric nursing, registered nursing, adult health nursing
Drama and Performing Arts60acting, theatre design, drama, playwriting and screenwriting, directing, theater history and criticism, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Real Estate and Construction Management47real estate
Fine Arts45art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy44philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Mathematics39mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and computer science, statistics, applied mathematics courses, computational mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Art Studies2arts management, art studies
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Medical administration1health and medical administrative, health care administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education

Contact: DePaul

DePaul University

55 E Jackson

Chicago, IL 60604

General Phone: (312) 362-8000


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