DePaul University

country rank  130
world rank  294

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University Overview

Founded in 1898, DePaul University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Chicago (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, DePaul University (DPU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. DePaul University (DPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym DPU
Founded 1898
Motto Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi
I will show you the way of wisdom
Colours Royal blue and scarlet

University Location

Address 1 E Jackson Boulevard
Chicago (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
60604-2287 Illinois
United States
T +1 (312) 362 8000
F +1 (312) 362 8521

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

EduListing Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9300
Chicago 60604-2287
+1 (312) 362 8300
800 433 7285

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Vincentian -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to DePaul University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Bar Association-Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law LAW
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association-Committee on Accreditation Clinical Psychology CLPSY
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music-Commission on Accreditation
  • Commission on Community-Junior College Accreditation Music MUS
  • National Association of Schools of Public Service and Administration
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Entrepreneur and Family Business Council (EFBC)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

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Online Courses

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