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DePaul University

Illinois, USA

"I will show you the way of wisdom."

DePaul University is a private, Roman-Catholic university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. The students embody St. Vincent's values, beliefs, and influence through the question: what must be done, in terms of community outreach. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States. In 2018 it was still considered the #1 Nation's largest Catholic university. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Educational Experience

Teaching and learning are our priorities at DePaul. That might seem obvious, but we’re the largest private university whose faculty members’ priority is teaching. We’re also the nation’s largest Catholic university — and we’re committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart.

Academic Excellence

DePaul has more than 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, so chances are good we have what you’re looking for. Many of our professors work in Chicago as consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs, and incorporate their experiences in the classroom.


Inspired by the legacy of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac, DePaul University is a community gathered together for the sake of our mission. These saints shared a belief in the God-given dignity of all people lived out in an ethos we call Vincentian personalism. For more than a century the values of inclusivity, personalism, and professionalism have shaped DePaul’s distinctive culture and our service to students.

Quick Facts

The university enrolls around 16,000 undergraduate and about 7,600 graduate/law students, making DePaul the 13th largest private university by enrollment in the United States, and the largest private university in Illinois. According to the Division of Student Affairs website, about 90% of DePaul's students commute or live off campus. The student body represents a wide array of religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, including over 60 foreign countries.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
13,457 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
70% / 3.65

Programs and Majors

    Driehaus College of Business
  • Accountancy
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Leadership
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Communication and Media
  • Communication and Technology
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Media and Cinema Studies
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Sports Communication
    Computing and Digital Media
  • Animation
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Physical Systems Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Film and Television
  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Math and Computer Science
  • Network Engineering and Security
  • User Experience Design
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • World Language Education
    Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • African & Black Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Art
  • Art, Media, and Design
  • Catholic Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Economics Honors
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art & Architecture
  • International Studies
  • Islamic World Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse
    Science and Health
  • Actuarial Science​
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • MENP for Non-Nurses
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing RN to MS
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Composition
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Education
  • Music​
  • Performance
  • Performing Arts Management
  • Sound Recording Technology
    New Learning
  • Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Computing
  • Computing
  • Decision Analytics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Business
  • Individualized Focus Area
  • Leadership Studies
    The Theatre School
  • Acting
  • Comedy Arts
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Technology
  • Dramaturgy/ Criticism
  • Lighting Design
  • Playwriting
  • Projection Design
  • Scene Design
  • Sound Design
  • Stage Management
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Management
  • Theatre Technology
    Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • Accountancy (MBA)
  • Accountancy (MSA)
  • Accountancy (MSA)
  • Applied Economics (MBA)
  • Business Analytics (MS)
  • Business Strategy & Decision Making (MBA)
  • Computational Finance (MS)
  • Custom MBA (MBA)
  • Economics and Policy Analysis (MS)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (MS)
  • Entrepreneurship (MBA)
  • Entrepreneurship (MS)
  • Finance (MBA)
  • Finance (MS)
  • Hospitality Leadership (MBA)
  • Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance (MS)
  • Human Resources (MSHR)
  • International Business (MBA)
  • Management (MBA)
  • Management (MS)
  • Management Information Systems (MBA)
  • Marketing (MBA)
  • Marketing (MS)
  • Marketing Analysis (MSMA)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning (MBA)
  • Online Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA)
  • Real Estate (MS)
  • Real Estate Finance & Investment (MBA)
  • Strategy, Execution & Valuation (MBA)
  • Supply Chain Management (MS)
  • Sustainable Management (MS)
  • Taxation (MSTAX)
  • Communication and Media: Media and Cinema Studies (MA)
  • Communication and Media: Multicultural Communication (MA)
  • Communication and Media: Organizational Communication (MA)
  • Communication and Media: Relational Communication (MA)
  • Digital Communication and Media Arts: Digital Communication (MA)
  • Digital Communication and Media Arts: Media Art (MA)
  • Health Communication (MA)
  • Health Communication (MA/MBA)
  • Journalism: Data Journalism (MA)
  • Journalism: Multimedia Journalism (MA)
  • Journalism: Reporting Metro Chicago (MA)
  • Journalism: Sports Journalism (MA)
  • Public Relations and Advertising (MA)
    Computing and Digital Media
  • Animation (MA/MFA)
  • Applied Technology (MS)
  • Business Information Technology (MS)
  • Computational Finance (MS)
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Computer Science Technology (MS)
  • Creative Producing (MFA)
  • Cybersecurity (MS)
  • Data Science (MS)
  • Digital Communication and Media Arts (MA)
  • Documentary Production (MFA)
  • E-Commerce Technology (MS)
  • Experience Design (MA)
  • Film and Television (MS/MFA)
  • Game Design (MFA)
  • Game Programming (MS)
  • Health Informatics (MS)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (MS)
  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Network Engineering and Security (MS)
  • Product Innovation and Computing (MS)
  • Screenwriting (MFA)
  • Software Engineering (MS)
  • Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/MEd)
  • Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA/MEd)
  • Counseling: College Student Development (MA/MEd)
  • Counseling: School Counseling (MA/MEd)
  • Curriculum Studies (MA/MEd)
  • Early Childhood Education (MA/MEd)
  • Educational Leadership (MA)
  • Educational Leadership (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Catholic Leadership (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Higher Education (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Physical Education (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Principal License (Catholic) (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Principal License (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Teacher Leader (Catholic) (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership: Teacher Leader (MEd)
  • Educational Leadership:Catholic Leadership (MA)
  • Educational Leadership:Higher Education (MA)
  • Educational Leadership:Physical Education (MA)
  • Elementary Education (MA/MEd)
  • Middle Grades Education (MEd)
  • Middle School Mathematics Education (MS)
  • Reading Specialist (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Biology (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Chemistry (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: English (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Environmental Science (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: History (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Math (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Physics (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Social Sciences (MA/MEd)
  • Secondary Education: Visual Arts (MA/MEd)
  • Social and Cultural Foundations in Education (MA/MEd)
  • Special Education: Pre-Service Special Education (PSE) (MEd)
  • Special Education: Special Education & Elementary Education (SEE) (MEd)
  • Special Education: Special Education for Teachers (SET) (MEd)
  • Sport, Fitness and Recreation Leadership (MS)
  • Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Arabic (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Chinese (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: French (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: German (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Italian (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Japanese (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Latin (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Russian (MA/MEd)
  • World Languages Education: Spanish (MA/MEd)
  • Health Law (LLM)
  • Intellectual Property Law (LLM)
  • International Law (LLM)
  • Jurisprudence (MJ)
  • Taxation (LLM)
  • U.S. Legal Studies (LLM)
    Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Arabic (MA)
  • Chinese (MA)
  • Critical Ethnic Studies (MA)
  • English (MA)
  • French (MA)
  • German (MA)
  • History (MA)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MA/MS)
  • International Public Service (MPS)
  • International Studies (MA)
  • Italian (MA)
  • Japanese (MA)
  • Liberal Studies (MALS)
  • Nonprofit Management (MNM)
  • Philosophy (MA)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Public Policy (MPP)
  • Public Service Management (MPS)
  • Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (MS)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Sociology (MA)
  • Spanish (MA)
  • Sustainable Urban Development (MA)
  • Women's and Gender Studies (MA)
  • Writing and Publishing (MA)
  • Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (MA)
    Science and Health
  • Applied Mathematics (MS)
  • Applied Statistics (MS)
  • Biological Sciences (MA/MS)
  • Chemistry (MS)
  • Clinical Psychology (MA)
  • Community Psychology (MA)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Environmental Science (MS)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)
  • Mathematics Education (MA)
  • Mathematics for Teaching (MS)
  • MENP for Non-Nurses (MENP)
  • Nursing RN to MS (MS)
  • Physics (MS)
  • Polymer and Coatings Science (MS
  • Psychological Science (MA)
  • Psychology (MS)
  • Pure Mathematics (MS)
  • Science Education (MS)
  • Composition (MM)
  • Jazz Studies (MM)
  • Music Education (MM)
  • Performance (MM)
    New Learning
  • Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS)
  • Applied Technology (MSAT)
  • Educating Adults (MAEA)
    The Theatre School
  • Acting (MFA)
  • Arts Leadership (MFA)
  • Directing (MFA)