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DePaul University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. The location of DePaul is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

106 Undergraduate Degrees
345 Graduate Degrees
$43,014 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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DePaul University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DePaul.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Education Philosophy Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DePaul has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best History Education Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best German Language Teacher Education Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#36 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#39 Best Student Counseling Schools College Factual
#66 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools College Factual
#125 Best Education Schools College Factual

Where Is DePaul University?


Contact details for DePaul are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-362-8000

How Do I Get Into DePaul?

You can apply to DePaul online at:

Admission Requirements for DePaul

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into DePaul?

70% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 70%, DePaul may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Can I Afford DePaul University?

$43,014 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of DePaul is $43,014. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DePaul, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,482 a year. That adds up to $29,928 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DePaul is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

DePaul University Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,776 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,145 undergraduate students at DePaul, with 12,776 being full-time and 1,369 being part-time.


There are also 7,777 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,776 full-time undergraduates at DePaul, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of DePaul University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,495
Black or African American 913
Hispanic or Latino 2,646
White 6,563
International Students 328
Other Races/Ethnicities 831

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at DePaul University. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 111 countries are represented at DePaul. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at DePaul University

19,809 Took All Classes Online
21,594 Took At Least One Class Online
237.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 21,594 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DePaul has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of DePaul Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at DePaul University was $41,202 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how DePaul is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Education #19 #19
Other Education #19 #19

Online Growth Rankings of DePaul

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at DePaul University was 237.0%. This is the #177 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at DePaul regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at DePaul ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at DePaul.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Education #3
Other Education #3

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

DePaul University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 26 0 51 0 77
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 69 0 69
General Special Education 13 0 45 0 58
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 26 16 42
Early Childhood Education 22 0 14 1 37
English & Language Arts Education 7 0 17 0 24
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 11 6 17
History Education 8 0 6 0 14
Mathematics Education 2 0 12 0 14
Social Science Teacher Education 3 0 11 0 14
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 3 0 9 0 12
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 0 11 0 11
Music Education 7 0 4 0 11
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 0 10 0 10
Biology Education 2 0 8 0 10
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 6 0 0 0 6
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 6 0 6
Art Education 2 0 3 0 5
Teacher Education 4 0 1 0 5
Other Education 0 0 2 0 2
Spanish Education 0 0 2 0 2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 2 0 0 2
Chemistry Education 0 0 1 0 1
German Language Teacher Education 0 0 1 0 1
Secondary Education 1 0 0 0 1
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 0 0
French Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Modern Language Education 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0
Science Education 0 0 0 0 0
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 106 2 320 23 451


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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