Read our cookies policy and privacy statement for more information.×
Private 4 Year•
20,000 and above
DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
2021 Best Colleges in America
#231 of 6828
2021 Best Colleges in Illinois
#8 of 274
2021 Top Religious Colleges in Illinois
#2 of 45
The most popular major at DePaul University is Business Management followed by Computer Sciences, Journalism, Education and Visual/Performing Arts.
Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from DePaul University within four or six years.