Teaching and learning are our priorities at DePaul. That might seem obvious, but we're the largest private university whose faculty members' priority is teaching (not research). We're also the nation's largest Catholic university — and we're committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart.

Academic Excellence

DePaul has nearly 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, so chances are good we have what you're looking for. Many of our professors work in Chicago as consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs, and incorporate their experiences in the classroom.

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In the Heart of Chicago

DePaul has one campus in Chicago's business district and another in Lincoln Park. Chicago itself is an ideal classroom — and we take full advantage of it.

  • Thousands of internship opportunities
  • More than 100,000 alumni in the metro area
  • Connections that impact your education and career opportunities

Professors Who Focus on You

You'll actually get to know your professors — more than 98 percent of all classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants.

  • Fewer than 40 students in the average class
  • Faculty will know your name, concerns and goals
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Distinctively Diverse

Everyone isn't the same here. And that's good. By nurturing diversity and intentionally incorporating multiple viewpoints into academic and student life, you'll have a learning experience that better reflects — and prepares you for — the world.

Our students come from all 50 states and 87 countries

Make a Difference

Join a campus of people tackling current issues in and out of the classroom. St. Vincent de Paul was dedicated to inclusiveness and serving others, which inspires us to take meaningful action.

  • More than 45 centers and institutes focused on social justice
  • Faculty committed to integrating service opportunities into the curriculum

Get Ready

Discover your potential by being exposed to more of the world around you. Change your world, your life and the lives of others.