DePaul University
Chicago, IL 60604


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 23,110
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,691 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

DePaul University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 22,502 applications and 15,695 students were granted admission. DePaul University is at the #68 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, DePaul University's tuition was $37,020 for all students regardless of residency (38.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of DePaul University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 30% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,345 (which is 1.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at DePaul University in 2016-2017, was 1,477, which is 59% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,331 (which is 9.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, DePaul University has enrolled a total of 23,110 students (18,320 students full-time and 4,790 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 23,110 students, 1,394 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 15,407 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,703 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,877 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 52%

Hispanic: 15%

Black/African American: 9%

Asian: 8%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at DePaul University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 24% 4,567 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 11% 2,142 515
Education 7% 1,302 5
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6% 1,207 0
Social Sciences 6% 1,096
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 953
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 907 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 772 0
Legal Professions And Studies 4% 758
Psychology 3% 510

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of DePaul University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of DePaul University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $40,300. Last year, out of the total 4,816 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,383 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,916 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,326 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $40,300 $51,000
Employment Rate 91% 88%
Total Graduates 4,816 4,916

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