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Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul University is a private not-for-profit institution. Chicago is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

309 Undergraduate Degrees
547 Graduate Degrees
$43,335 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% 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.

DePaul has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Other Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Computer Science 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
#3 Best Colleges for Computer Systems Networking College Factual
#3 Highest Paid Computer Systems Networking Graduates College Factual
#7 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#17 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#21 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is DePaul University?

Location of 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?

72% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
DePaul has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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 73%.

Can I Afford DePaul University?

$43,335 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of DePaul is $43,335. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DePaul, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,816 a year. That adds up to $27,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DePaul is 4.1%. 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

12,784 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,214 undergraduate students at DePaul, with 12,784 being full-time and 1,430 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  DePaul

There are also 7,850 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,784 full-time undergraduates at DePaul, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  DePaul

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of DePaul Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,398
Black or African American 902
Hispanic or Latino 2,446
White 6,709
International Students 449
Other Races/Ethnicities 880

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

1,835 Took All Classes Online
6,441 Took At Least One Class Online
1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at DePaul. In 2017-2018, 6,441 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 2nd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of DePaul

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at DePaul University was 1.1%. This is the #1,498 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DePaul regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of DePaul majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
App Specific Computer Programming 14%
Computer Information Systems 15%
Computer Science 14%
Computer Science 14%
Computer Software & Applications 7%
Computer Systems Analysis 33%
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 9%
General Information Science 12%
Information Science 12%
Information Systems 33%
Information Technology 12%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Systems #6
Computer Systems Analysis #6
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration #13
App Specific Computer Programming #20
Computer Science #46
Computer Science #46
General Information Science #51
Information Science #51
General Computer Programming #53
Computer Software & Applications #63
Computer & IS Security #65
Computer Programming #68
Information Technology #75
Information Technology #111
Computer Information Systems #170

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 Computer Science Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 121 0 125 0 246
General Information Science 24 2 119 0 145
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 0 4 99 0 103
Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other 0 0 76 0 76
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 42 0 25 0 67
Computer & IS Security 17 1 49 0 67
Information Technology 57 0 0 0 57
Information Systems 0 0 33 0 33
General Computer Programming 29 0 0 0 29
Other Computer Software & Media Applications 15 0 0 0 15
App Specific Computer Programming 4 0 10 0 14
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 4 4
Computer Graphics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 309 7 536 4 856


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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