Home Sweet DePaul

Going to school at DePaul means living in Chicago (or very close if you're commuting). And Chicago has endless opportunities to play and learn. It's definitely big, but it's also known for Midwestern friendliness, a strong sense of community, and its ethnic diversity, food and culture.

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What's it really like to be a student here?

There's only one way to find out about life at DePaul: Go straight to the source.


Junior, Chemistry

“My internship at the Field Museum this past summer was one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had. I worked in the Pritzker DNA lab, doing DNA analysis of a species of lichen. I learned how to extract and analyze DNA using different sequencing methods. I interacted with scientists from all over the world.”​


Junior, Organizational Communication

“I’m involved in student government, as the Senator for Intercultural Awareness. My role focuses on diversity and inclusion. I’ve gotten to travel across the country to meet with other student leaders doing similar work on their campuses. Just a few weeks ago, I went to Washington, D.C., and met with officials and students from Georgetown University.”​​


Senior, Public Health

"I’ve been a health educator through the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) program, which has allowed me to discover what I’m passionate about. It’s affected me so much that I changed my major to Public Health. I’ve been able to see first-hand the issues that exist in Chicago Public Schools and our health education system as a whole. It’s inspired me to learn more about how the system works, and what I can do to enact positive change.”​​


Senior, Management

"Being involved with DemonTHON has allowed me to see the positive impact we have on our communities when we come together to achieve a goal. This organization is a yearlong fundraising effort that culminates in a 24-hour-dance marathon. The proceeds are for kids who suffer from childhood diseases at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital here in Chicago. It takes a lot of work to prepare for the marathon, but it’s a lot of fun! This past year, DePaul's chapter hit the $1,000,000 mark for fundraising."​​

Something for Everyone

With all of the student groups, activities and opportunities offered at DePaul, there's probably already a community waiting for you to join. And what doesn't exist is easy to create.

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We know you care. This is your chance to do something.

One way to prepare for life and work after college is to participate in service-learning, real-world experiences that bring classroom theory to life. Consider:

Better yet, take the lead.

Find your passion-project and make an impact on the issues that mean the most to you.