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.

15,407

Undergraduate
Students

+ 7,703

Graduate
Students


23,110

Total
Students

50

states

114

countries

67%

from IL

1 in 3

undergraduates are first-generation college students

98%

courses taught by professors

15:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Study abroad programs in more than

30

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

More than 90 percent of 2016 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation. See the breakdown for 2016 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)

Ranked one of the Best National Universities,

U.S. News & World Report (2018)

Named one of the Best Midwestern Colleges in the U.S.,

The Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges (2018)

#3 Best College Cities in the U.S., The Princeton Review (2014)

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll (2017)

Recognized for excellence in community college transfer pathways

Named one of the nation's Best Value Colleges, Forbes (2017)

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

  • #18 undergraduate school for video game design, The Princeton Review (2018)
  • Top 10 graduate schools to study video game design, The Princeton Review (2017)
  • #11 game design program, Animation Career Review (2015)

Business

  • Among the country’s best undergraduate business programs, U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • #25 undergraduate entrepreneurial program in the nation, The Princeton Review (2018)
  • Doctorate in Business Administration ranked among the world's premier DBAs, CEO Magazine (2017)
  • #13 graduate entrepreneurial program in the nation, The Princeton Review (2017)

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)