DePaul University

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DePaul University Review

Chicago, IL, 1 E Jackson Blvd
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups B+
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DePaul University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 23,539 students and offering 240 degrees in Chicago, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at DePaul University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
1,881 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
254
144
Accounting and Business/management
0
Business Administration and Management
87
92
Business Administration, Management and Operations
20
Commerce
40
Business/managerial Economics
51
4
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce
4
32
Economics
37
Finance
281
159
Finance and Financial Management Services
5
0
Financial Planning and Services
32
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations
1
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
68
Information Resources Management
15
International Business
9
International Marketing
0
International Relations and National Security Studies
0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
0
Management Science
166
Marketing
19
Marketing/marketing Management
163
44
Marketing Research
19
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
22
Operations Management and Supervision
23
Organizational Communication
23
Real Estate
14
13
Taxation
40
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
1,205 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
30
Arabic Language and Literature
4
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
17
Art Teacher Education
3
4
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
12
0
Chinese Language and Literature
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
79
Creative Writing
25
Curriculum and Instruction
9
5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
11
19
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
22
0
7
Elementary Education and Teaching
52
60
English Language and Literature
106
20
English/language Arts Teacher Education
1
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
2
French Language and Literature
5
0
General Studies
387
29
German Language and Literature
4
0
German Language Teacher Education
0
Italian Language and Literature
2
0
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
Liberal Arts
2
Mathematics Teacher Education
10
1
Music Teacher Education
6
2
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
10
Reading Teacher Education
42
0
Rhetoric and Composition
11
8
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
8
Secondary Education and Teaching
37
60
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
3
Spanish Language and Literature
10
1
Special Education and Teaching
0
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
33
15
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
9
4
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
18
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
856 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
0
American/united States Studies/civilization
1
Anthropology
16
Chinese Studies
5
Clinical Psychology
9
7
Community Organization and Advocacy
2
2
Community Psychology
1
5
East Asian Studies
0
Experimental Psychology
1
2
History
47
5
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
7
2
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies
0
International and Intercultural Communication
7
International Relations and Affairs
47
23
Japanese Studies
0
Latin American Studies
3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
3
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
13
Philosophy
23
1
5
Political Science
105
Psychology
254
2
Public Administration
98
Public Policy Analysis
4
7
Religion/religious Studies
10
Social Work
22
Sociology
74
17
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
0
Urban Studies/affairs
5
Women's Studies
10
7
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Computer Technology
804 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
36
13
Computer and Information Sciences
2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
2
91
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
11
56
1
Computer Graphics
1
0
Computer Programming
64
17
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
0
16
Computer Science
56
75
1
Computer Software and Media Applications
14
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
30
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
33
25
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration
27
0
Graphic Communications
0
2
Information Science/studies
24
140
0
Information Technology
39
Management Information Systems
25
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Communication and Media
571 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
11
10
Communication and Media Studies
34
14
Journalism
52
29
Mass Communication
97
6
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
303
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Art and Design
353 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
26
8
Cinematography and Film/video Production
91
37
Directing and Theatrical Production
2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
20
Fine and Studio Arts Management
4
Graphic Design
16
Jazz/jazz Studies
3
7
Music
7
Music Management
1
Music Performance
27
Music Theory and Composition
9
41
10
Playwriting and Screenwriting
3
23
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
15
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
310 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
1
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
3
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
0
3
Health Communication
16
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
0
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
134
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
1
Medical Informatics
0
Nurse Anesthetist
17
Nursing Practice
4
Public Health
21
Registered Nurse
110
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
276 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/u.s. Law/legal Studies/jurisprudence
0
Health Law
2
International Law and Legal Studies
18
Law
252
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
3
Tax Law/taxation
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Mathematics and Science
182 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
0
Biology
62
10
Chemistry
14
14
Computational Mathematics
3
Geography
4
Mathematics
31
6
Mathematics and Computer Science
5
Physics
9
0
Statistics
24
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Engineering
54 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural History and Criticism
17
Environmental Science
30
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
39 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
36
3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at DePaul University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Programming
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration
Educational Leadership and Administration
Information Resources Management
Information Technology
Mass Communication
Public Administration
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1986

Alum organization; webinars, mentoring, social media, on-site networking

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1981

interm programs with hands on

Rated January 2016
Alumni
FINANCE, Class of 1984

ONLY TAUGHT US USING BOOKS

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Psychology, Class of 2009

Host job fairs, networking events, internships

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial/Organization Psychology, Class of 2005

Mandatory intership. A college e-Recuritng website.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2007

There is an entire division of career services that will help prepare students for careers. The problem is that each career is different, so schools can only prepare students so much.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1986

Interactive, supportive with emphasis on diversity.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music, Class of 1984

high school with ash trays

Rated January 2016
Alumni
FINANCE, Class of 1984

INNER CITY COLLEGE COMMUTER STUDENTS

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2003

Varied - traditional students but a good mix of older people already in the workforce

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 1995

Adults currently in the work force.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Art History, Class of 1996

Tight community in an urban environment

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1986

Dorms, cafeteria, "the pit" gathering place, science and computer labs, cafe, classrooms.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1981

all modern/ state of the art

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Psychology, Class of 2009

Every option is available, almost everything newly renovated

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2007

Pretty good, but as with any educational institution, they could be better.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2003

Varied - there were two campuses (at the time) - one traditional and one downtown that had a modern building and an older building next to it. I know they've expanded their downtown campus since then.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Industrial/Organization Psychology, Class of 2005

Diversity acceptance and clubs that adopt that culture

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2003

Didn't really take part in any extracurriculars - I was working during college.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
DePaul University Business Program
UDC Contributor

Real-world opportunities meet solid academic preparation at DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business. The school is based in Chicago’s Loop near the heart of the city’s financial district. The university maintains plenty of corporate ties, leading DePaul to rank among the nation’s top 10 for providing students with internship opportunities. Students also are encouraged to expand their horizons in the global marketplace through short-term study abroad trips. Twenty-eight percent of DePaul’s graduating class in 2013 earned a degree in business, making it the school’s most popular major. Academic divisions include accountancy and management information systems, hospitality leadership, economics, finance, marketing, management, and real estate. DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business offers a variety of master’s degree programs (including flexible evening and weekend options) and an executive doctorate in business administration. Of special note are DePaul’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs. The annual “Launch DePaul” event gives DePaul students and recent alumni the chance to pitch their business proposals to professional investors, receive expert advice, and compete for cash prizes.

CURRICULUM FOCUS
DePaul University Communication and Media Program
UDC Contributor

Imagine the possibility of interning at a powerhouse such as Leo Burnett, Tribune Interactive, or the American Marketing Association. With DePaul’s connections and ideal location in downtown Chicago, such real-world experiences can be part of your degree program. No wonder communication was the second most popular major among graduates of the class of 2013. The College of Communication offers eight undergraduate programs: communication and media, communication studies, intercultural communication, journalism, media and cinema studies, organizational communication, public relations and advertising, and relational communication. DePaul also conducts seven graduate programs as well as dual options in which highly motivated undergraduates can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. The university is particularly proud of its communications faculty – professors with years of experience in some of the biggest media markets in the nation as well as scholars publishing in top journals. Adding to the experience are DePaul’s extracurricular offerings. Its student newspaper (The DePaulia) won 15 awards from the Illinois College Press Association in 2014, and Radio DePaul was named the nation’s “Best Streaming College Radio Station” by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in 2012.

Featured Alumni Review
Janice
Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies, Class of 2014

U Imagine the possibility of interning at a powerhouse such as Leo Burnett, Tribune Interactive, or the American Marketing Association. With DePaul’s connections and ideal location in downtown Chicago, such real-world experiences can be part of your degree program. No wonder communication was the second most popular major among graduates of the class of 2013. The College of Communication offers eight undergraduate programs: communication and media, communication studies, intercultural communication, journalism, media and cinema studies, organizational communication, public relations and advertising, and relational communication. DePaul also conducts seven graduate programs as well as dual options in which highly motivated undergraduates can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. The university is particularly proud of its communications faculty – professors with years of experience in some of the biggest media markets in the nation as well as scholars publishing in top journals. Adding to the experience are DePaul’s extracurricular offerings. Its student newspaper (The DePaulia) won 15 awards from the Illinois College Press Association in 2014, and Radio DePaul was named the nation’s “Best Streaming College Radio Station” by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in 2012.

Featured Alumni Review
Vijay
Master of Science in Management, Class of 2003

U I truly enjoyed going to DePaul for the following reasons: 1. Flexibility to work with my professors and build a course curriculum that fit my academic and professional goals. My course work crossed over management, public policy, IT, and entrepreneur classes as part of the degree. This flexibility enabled me to publish a thesis on ePhilanthropy and set the foundation for my company, NPOLINK - a content management system company for non-profit organizations. 2. Superb facilities 3. Overall support system 4. Great faculty 5. Downtown and city feel. I also love DePaul’s Saint Vincentian mission to help and serve our fellow human beings. This is important to me and continues to be a part of my life. All this has paved the way for me to build from scratch with my wife BearsForHumanity.com.

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