Rankings

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

#3

Best College Cities in the U.S.

The Princeton Review (2014)

Named one of the

Best Midwestern

Colleges in the U.S.

The Princeton Review’s The Best 384 Colleges (2019)

Ranked one of the

Best National Universities

U.S. News & World Report (2018)

Among the nation’s

Most Innovative Schools

U.S. News & World Report (2015)

Named one of the

nation’s Best Value Colleges

Forbes (2017)

#7

Game design program in the nation

Animation Career Review (2018)

Diversity

Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers
to work (#20 in the U.S.)

Diversity MBA Magazine (2015)

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine (2014)

Technology

#28 undergraduate school for video game design

The Princeton Review (2019)

#7 game design program in the nation

Animation Career Review (2018)

Top 10 graduate schools to study video game design

The Princeton Review (2017)

Business

#20 MBA entrepreneurship program in the nation

The Princeton Review (2019)

#13 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the nation

The Princeton Review (2019)

Among the country’s best undergraduate business programs

U.S. News & World Report (2018)

Doctorate in Business Administration ranked
among the world’s premier DBAs

CEO Magazine (2018)

Arts

#13 film school in the nation

The Hollywood Reporter (2018)

Among the country’s best film schools

Variety (2018)

#14 animation program in the nation

Animation Career Review (2018)

Top 50 film schools in the U.S.

The Wrap (2017)

1 of 5 national finalists, Public Relations and Advertising program for PR Education Program of the Year

PRWeek Awards (2016)

Top 25 drama schools in the world

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)