Student Life

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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, Computer Game Development

“One of my lifelong pastimes has been playing video games. But it’s important to be well-rounded, which is why I chose to get involved in the Dodgeball Club. Last year, our team made it to the national tournament! I spent an entire weekend meeting dodgeballers from around the country.”


Senior, Public Relations and Advertising

"Through my membership to DePaul’s Advertising Society, I’ve visited ad agencies and made a lot of connections with professionals in the field. As a club, we compete with actual advertising organizations, such as The American Advertising Federation (AAF) and The One Club."


Junior, Media and Cinema Studies

"I helped plan FEST, DePaul’s annual music festival attended by about 3,000 students. We’ve hosted artists such as Big Sean, Local Natives and Childish Gambino. It was challenging yet so much fun! Being involved from start to finish, I learned what it takes to be an event planner.”


Senior, Accounting and Finance

"My accounting and finance professors helped me get my internal audit internship. One of the highlights was being involved in a project that was presented to the firm’s executive board. I also volunteered frequently with other interns at the Ronald McDonald House. Giving back to the community is important – especially when kids benefit.”

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.

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