History, Affiliations and Rankings
DePaul University is USA’s largest Catholic research university that was founded in 1898 by the Vincentians as the St. Vincent’s College. It was in 1907 that the College was chartered as DePaul University and has since continued to witness landmark milestones, for instance, welcoming its first women students in 1911 and receiving its first academic accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities in 1916. Offering a 21st century, urban education that nurtures global perspectives, the educational experience at this University is one that weaves together “mind, place, people and heart.” DePaul is affiliated with the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Space-grant. The university is ranked #124 nationally and #1303 globally by the US News and World Report 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Located at the heart of Chicago, DePaul university is based in two campuses, namely the Lincoln Park Campus and the Loop Campus. The former is situated in a lively neighborhood, bordered by Lake Michigan, while “the Loop” is Chicago’s largest business district. The Lincoln Park campus houses the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Sciences and Health, and Education. It also consists of the School of Music, the Theater School and the John T. Richardson Library. The Loop Campus is home to the College of Communication, Computing and Digital Media, and the College of Law, School of Public Service, School of New Learning and the College of Business. Over 130 Undergraduate majors and 175+ Graduate programs are offered at DePaul University, all of which are backed to deliver real-world experience and skills to help you succeed in the professional world. In addition, online courses, continuing education programs, corporate education and research opportunities are also offered at DePaul.
Accomplishments and Alumni
This 124-year old university has its accomplishments dating back to 1998 when it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in North America, when the student enrollment surpassed 23,000. DePaul is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities.” The university is also among the nation’s Most Innovative Schools according to the US News and World Report and among the nation’s Best Value Colleges as per Forbes. The university received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award by the INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. DePaul is also recognized as one of the Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to Work by the Diversity MBA Magazine, which places it at #22 in the US. The list of notable alumni of DePaul University consists of some famous business leaders, politicians, athletes, authors, musicians, film and theater personalities. Some of them are Michael A. Bilandic (former Mayor of Chicago), Stanley Brundy (Basketball Player), Tom Amandes (American Actor).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The total student population at DePaul University is around 22,000, consisting of 14,000 undergraduates and 8,000 postgraduates approximately. Out of this, around 1,300 students make up the international portion, who come from over 60 different countries. Records show that more than 50% of the total student population here are women. DePaul University invests heavily into preparing students for the professional world, through internships and work placements. Thousands of internship opportunities are available for the students in the city of Chicago to the effect that 90%+ DePaul graduates secure employment within 6 months of graduation. Some of the top multinationals recruit graduates from DePaul University, including, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Accenture, EY, Deloitte, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, United Airlines, Mc Donald’s and more.