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DePaul University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

DePaul Student Life

DePaul is on a 41-acre campus in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois.

DePaul Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for DePaul students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? DePaul has fraternities and sororities.

DePaul has the DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA). In fact, more students participate in the DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at DePaul include Black Student Union, DemonTHON, Panhellenic Council and DePaul Activities Board.

The DePaul community comes together each year for Welcome Week, FEST (University festival) and Blue Demon Week.

Does DePaul Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at DePaul.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 17%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 2,719
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 2,333
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 83%

DePaul offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most DePaul students live off campus. In 2022, 17% of undergrads at DePaul lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 83% of students lived off-campus or commuted to DePaul. There are 2,719 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,294 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,333 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

DePaul offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

DePaul Athletics

At DePaul there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at DePaul:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at DePaul

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

DePaul University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The DePaul campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

DePaul offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, DePaul has security lighting, prevention/awareness programs, on-campus public safety officers, video cameras, smoke detectors in residence halls.

Plan a Visit to DePaul

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit DePaul, take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International, Chicago Midway airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore DePaul's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About DePaul

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Overview

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DePaul Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

75%

In State

25%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

50%

22%

12%

8%

5%

3%

1%

0.10%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

14,294

Graduate Students

7,376

Non-Resident / International Students

382

DePaul Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,670

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,202

Out-of-State

$41,202

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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