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Campus & Student Life at DePaul University

Home to about 14,145 undergraduates in 2020, DePaul is a very large, private university located in Chicago, Illinois. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, DePaul offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by DePaul can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our DePaul Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

DePaul University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

DePaul Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at DePaul. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit DePaul Disability Services.

DePaul for the Military

While not a "service academy", DePaul does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our DePaul for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at DePaul University

DePaul offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at DePaul University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at DePaul University

DePaul has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 14,145 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 12,776 (90.3%). Part-time attendance was 1,369 (9.7%).


DePaul University is Ranked #114 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, DePaul receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank DePaul #114 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at DePaul University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at DePaul by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the DePaul Diversity Guide.

DePaul University Competes in the NCAA

DePaul has a total of 294 student athletes, 134 men and 160 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$24,212,027
Total Expenses (all teams)$24,212,027

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to DePaul University Athletics

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