DePaul University: Narrative Description

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1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Tel: (312)362-8000
Admissions: (312)362-8650
Fax: (312)362-3322
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Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1898. Setting: 36-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 23,531. Faculty: 1,546 (839 full-time, 707 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 10,055 applied, 69% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 11,109 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,569 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 74 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 10% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 23% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: ; semesters for law school. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 10/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $29,072 includes full-time tuition ($19,700), mandatory fees ($65), and college room and board ($9307). College room only: $6316. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $369 per quarter hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Ambassadors, DePaul Activities Board, DePaul Community Service Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Blues Fest, National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security lighting, prevention/awareness programs, on-campus police officers, video cameras, smoke detectors in residence halls. 3,500 college housing spaces available; 3,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. John T. Richardson Library plus 2 others with 896,864 books, 287,886 microform titles, 26,822 serials, 159,336 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 1,361 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

DePaul is located in a culturally and academically rich urban environment. The downtown campus is minutes away from the Art Institute, Orchestra Hall, Lake Michigan, and the LaSalle Street business district. Because 75% of DePaul's students work to help finance their education, they find that the downtown location provides many employment opportunities. Facilities of the Colleges of Law and Commerce have undergone extensive remodeling, and further renovations are in progress, thus ensuring DePaul's continuing commitment to the growth and development of downtown Chicago. At the Lincoln Park campus, restoration of the community has paralleled the expansion of University facilities. The potpourri of stores, theaters, musical groups, and events reflects the broad spectrum of interests of the people who live and work in the area. A short walk or local bus ride enables students to browse through neighborhoods of craft shops and fine old Victorian homes or visit the area's conservatory, zoo, and two museums.

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