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DePaul University Overview

Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of DePaul is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is DePaul University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$43,014 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at DePaul is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at DePaul.
  • In <nil>, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, DePaul bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $67,245 a year. That's about 65% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from DePaul to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is DePaul University?


Contact details for DePaul are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-362-8000

How Do I Get Into DePaul?

You can apply to DePaul online at:

Admission Requirements for DePaul

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into DePaul?

69% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at DePaul is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Can I Afford DePaul University?

$43,014 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of DePaul is $43,014. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DePaul, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,716 a year. That adds up to $26,864 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DePaul is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

DePaul University Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,950 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,294 undergraduate students at DePaul, with 12,950 being full-time and 1,344 being part-time.


There are also 7,376 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,950 full-time undergraduates at DePaul, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of DePaul University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,559
Black or African American 876
Hispanic or Latino 2,808
White 6,455
International Students 386
Other Races/Ethnicities 866

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at DePaul University. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 111 countries are represented at DePaul. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at DePaul University

5,366 Took All Classes Online
14,362 Took At Least One Class Online
237.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 14,362 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DePaul has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 51st most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of DePaul

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at DePaul University was 237.0%. This is the #249 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at DePaul regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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