DePaul, founded in 1898, is the largest private Catholic university in the U.S. and a college where the world is brought into the classroom, and the classroom is taken out to engage in the world. Undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as service learning through its nationally recognized community-based service learning programs. The university promotes diversity in academic and student life by welcoming both full-time and part-time students who vary in age, background, ethnicity, and religious affiliation. Its 40-acre main campus is located in the historic Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
14,294
Undergraduates
6,547
Men - 45.8%
7,748
Women - 54.2%
7,376
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 32,075 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.8
SAT Math
587 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
602 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$60,771
Tuition and Fees
$42,012
Room and Board
$15,225
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$28,856
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,292
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
862
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
13%
10-19
28%
20-29
35%
30-39
15%
40-49
8%
50-99
1%
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Chicago Population
2,677,643
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Demon
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
12.2%
Black/African-American
8%
Hispanic/Latino
22.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
50.9%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
2.7% from 119 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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