Key Facts & Rankings

Rankings and accolades can't tell the whole story, but they do point to important aspects of who we are, what we care about and what makes us unique.

15,961

Undergraduate
Students

+ 7,578

Graduate
Students


 
 
23,539

Total
Students

50

states

100

countries

67%

from IL

1 in 3

undergraduates are first-generation college students

98%

courses taught by professors

16:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Study abroad programs in over

37

countries
10

Colleges and Schools

15

NCAA Division 1 athletic teams

3,400+

students complete service-learning courses annually

Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission, which follows the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul

Learn more about DePaul's history

Student Success

Nearly 90 percent of 2014 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation. See the breakdown for 2014 below.

89% of undergraduate students employed  
88% of graduate students employed  

Awards & Recognition

Among the nation's Most Innovative Schools,

U.S. News & World Report (2015)

The Largest Catholic University (2016)

#3 Best College Cities in the U.S.,

The Princeton Review's The Best 379 Colleges (2014)

Students among the happiest in the U.S., The Princeton Review (2014)

Diversity

  • Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award, INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine (2014)
  • Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to work (#20 in U.S.), Diversity MBA Magazine (2015)

Technology

  • #11 game design program, Animation Career Review (2015)
  • Top 15 graduate schools to study video game design, The Princeton Review (2014)

Arts

  • Top 20 film schools in the nation, The Hollywood Reporter (2014)
  • Top 25 drama schools in the world, The Hollywood Reporter (2015)
  • #18 drama school to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree, The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Communication

  • 17 Illinois College Press Association Awards — The DePaulia student newspaper (2015)
  • #1 for Excellence for a Weekly Big-School Newspaper (2014)
  • 1 of 5 national finalists, Public Relations and Advertising program for PR Education Program of the Year by the PRWeek Awards (2016)