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DePaul University Profile - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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DePaul University

DePaul University

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DePaul University Description:

DePaul University's 24,000 students make it the largest Catholic university in the country, and one of the largest private universities. DePaul was founded by the Vincentians in 1898, and the school remains committed to providing educational opportunities for students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds. DePaul takes advantage of its location in Chicago to provide students with hands-on, practical learning experiences. The university has one of the highest rated service-learning programs in the country. In athletics, the DePaul Blue Demons compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,966 (16,498 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,990
  • Books: $1,134 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,103
  • Other Expenses: $2,140
  • Total Cost: $49,367

DePaul University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,950
    • Loans: $6,573

Scholarships for DePaul (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Communication Studies, Finance, General Studies, Management Sciences, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

DePaul University Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at http://mission.depaul.edu/AboutUs/Pages/MissionStatement.aspx

"DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

As a comprehensive university, DePaul offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a range of professional programs. The liberal arts and sciences are recognized not only for their intrinsic value in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, but also because they are foundational for all specialized undergraduate programs and supportive of all advanced professional programs. The university maintains that depth of scholarship to offer the doctorate in selected academic disciplines. Libraries, computer resources, and other academic support services match the levels and diversity of degree programs.

Research is supported both for its intrinsic merit and for the practical benefits it offers to faculty, students, and society. Broadly conceived, research at the university entails not only the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge but also the creation and interpretation of artistic works, application of expertise to enduring societal issues, and development of methodologies that improve inquiry, teaching and professional practice.

In meeting its public service responsibility, the university encourages faculty, staff and students to apply specialized expertise in ways that contribute to the societal, economic, cultural and ethical quality of life in the metropolitan area and beyond. When appropriate, DePaul develops service partnerships with other institutions and agencies."

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