DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-800
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DePaul is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution in Chicago. The university was established in 1889 in Lincoln Park by the Congregation of the Mission. U.S. News & World Report ranks DePaul University No. 134 in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. DePaul has a student population of 25,398 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Programs Offered

DePaul comprises the Driehaus College of Business, College of Communication, College of Computing and Digital Media, College of Education, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Health, School of Music, School for New Learning, and the Theatre School. DePaul offers undergraduate majors in several areas, including accountancy, acting, allied health technologies, anthropology, Arabic studies, biological studies, costume design, e-business, elementary education, English, history, hospitality leadership, Islamic world studies, Italian, psychology, religious studies, scenic design, sociology, and theatre management. Graduate programs are available in areas including accountancy, applied economics, applied statistics, cinema, computer science, economics and policy analysis, history, human resources, journalism, law, non-profit management, nursing, philosophy, and screenwriting. Online undergraduate programs are available in psychology, and online graduate degree programs are available in business, and computing and digital media, including degrees in applied technology, computer sciences, information systems, predictive analytics, software engineering, and telecommunication systems.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited DePaul University since 1925.


DePaul sets an early action deadline of Nov. 15. The regular notification deadline is Feb. 1, and the School of Music sets a deadline of Dec. 1; the theatre school sets a deadline of Jan. 15. Applications sent in after Feb. 1 are considered on a space-available basis. Applicants must send in a DePaul or Common application, and official high school transcripts. ACT or SAT scores are optional. According to U.S. News & World Report, DePaul had a 64.1% acceptance rate in fall 2011.


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