2400 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL USA 60614
DePaul was founded in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois by the Congregation of the Mission. It has been named the nation’s largest Catholic university.
Students at DePaul are quite diverse, representing 136 countries and 49 states. There are more than 350 unique student organizations on campus to explore, allowing students to find their community.
5.1% of the student body are international students, 45% are minorities, and 54% are women. Further, one in every three undergraduates are first generation college students.
The average first year retention rate is 85% and the acceptance rate is 70.2%. There are a total of 14,507 undergraduate students and 7,930 graduate students.
DePaul offers more than 130 undergraduate majors and 175 graduate programs.
Since 2012, DePaul has been a test-optional university. That means students are able to submit ACT or SAT scores if they wish, but they are not required. Not submitting test scores with the application will not affect admissions consideration.
The average class at DePaul has fewer than 40 students. This provides an intimate learning environment. Students at DePaul have an average GPA of 3.7, an average SAT score of 1,180, and an average ACT score of 25. 60% of students at DePaul complete an internship.
Tuition for all students is $42,012. The university awards more than $49 million in scholarships to new freshman. An impressive 94% of incoming students receive a scholarship.
More than 90% of students are employed or in graduate school within six months of their graduation from DePaul. Graduates are employed at more than 200 organizations across the world. There are now more than 200,000 alumni from DePaul worldwide. The graduation rate is 72%.
Students at DePaul live in Chicago, Illinois which provides countless opportunities. The city provides plenty of internship options, many with DePaul alumni, and many other professional opportunities post-graduation. Further, the city is full of diversity, culture, food, and friendliness.
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