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DePaul University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how DePaul University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is DePaul University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

DePaul University was awarded 128 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, DePaul is ranked #260 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

DePaul is also ranked #10 out of 63 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for DePaul University.

Is It Hard to Get Into DePaul?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, DePaul University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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DePaul University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At DePaul University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at DePaul University is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at DePaul University

Freshmen Retention Rate

DePaul University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at DePaul for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at DePaul University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at DePaul

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,816 undergraduates at DePaul with 12,886 being full-time and 1,930 being part-time.

DePaul Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 96.47 out of 100, DePaul is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.47 out of 100
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How Much Does DePaul University Cost?

The overall average net price of DePaul is $30,502. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DePaul

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,725 $27,189 $28,589 $31,047 $35,319

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DePaul, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DePaul, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,910 a year. That adds up to $27,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DePaul is 4.2%. 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.

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How Much Money Do DePaul Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DePaul make around $53,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for DePaul students since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at DePaul University make the most money.

Location of DePaul University

DePaul University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of DePaul University

Contact details for DePaul are given below.

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

DePaul University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 86 majors graduated from DePaul University. Of these students, 3,548 received undergraduate degrees and 2,813 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 302 $57,600
Public Relations & Advertising 279 $36,900
Accounting 272 $58,300
Finance & Financial Management 256 $53,800
General Psychology 198 $29,600
Marketing 197 $43,900
Health Sciences & Services 158 $32,500
Communication & Media Studies 144 $30,900
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 134 $40,900
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 133 $24,500

Learn more about the majors offered at DePaul University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DePaul

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 6,441 students took at least one online class at DePaul University. This is an increase from the 6,278 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,441 1,835
2016-2017 6,278 1,892
2015-2016 6,089 1,877
2014-2015 5,562 1,786
2013-2014 5,093 1,759

Learn more about online learning at DePaul University.

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