Recognized for Academic Excellence
DePaul offers a high caliber, challenging learning environment that is respected by employers, community leaders and other universities. Many of our more than 260 graduate and undergraduate programs of study have earned national acclaim, and has received both institutional and specialized accreditation. Most importantly, more than 93 percent of employers report they are pleased with the caliber of DePaul graduates.
Hands-on Learning, Practical Knowledge
DePaul's location in Chicago provides countless opportunities for class projects, research, internships and experiential learning programs that bring theory to life. Students synthesize knowledge across multiple courses to solve problems, preparing them to succeed after graduation.
A Passion for Service and Social Justice
Our nationally ranked service-learning program integrates the service concept into our curriculum and inspires many students to make a lifelong commitment to service and social justice. They complement the university's own dedication to serving first-generation and underserved student populations and to addressing social issues through more than 45 specialized centers and institutes.
Capitalizing on Chicago Connections
DePaul's long-term partnerships throughout Chicago lead to extensive educational and career opportunities for students in the corporate, civic and cultural arenas. Our faculty, active in research and consulting, bring real-world experience into the classroom every day. Our students benefit from the networks of their professors, as well as the more than 86,000 alumni who live in the metropolitan area.
Focused on Teaching, Focused on Students
Teaching comes first at DePaul — more than 98 percent of all classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. Students are considered partners in research and community action, and are often credited by name in publications and presentations.
Open Doors Deepen Relationships
Because the average class has fewer than 40 students, our faculty members know their students' names, concerns and goals. Professors are accessible and approachable in class, through regular office hours and via e-mail.
A Global Society within the Classroom
Driven by a respect for the inherent dignity of all people, DePaul welcomes students and employees from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. By routinely incorporating multiple viewpoints into academic and student life, we have become a model of diversity on campus. For six consecutive years, The Princeton Review has ranked DePaul in the top 20 most diverse student populations in their "Diverse Student Population" category. We are proud to be among the top 100 universities in the nation for conferring degrees on students of color.