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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.76% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
22,502 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,621 Graduates


The median tuition at DePaul University is $37,020, which is $4,810 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,084.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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DePaul University received 22,502 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.6% annual growth. Out of those 22,502 applicants, 15,695 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.7% acceptance rate.

There were 23,110 students enrolled at DePaul University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DePaul University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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DePaul University has a total enrollment of 23,110 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,320 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,790. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.1% Black or African American, 8.23% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.09% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DePaul University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.6%), followed by White Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.24%), followed by White Male (4.75%) and Black or African American Female (1.45%).

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In 2016, 566 more women than men graduated from DePaul University. The majority of students graduating from DePaul University are White. These 3,475 graduates mean that there were 4.18 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 831 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at DePaul University is General Studies with 350 graduates, followed by General Finance with 309 graduates and Accounting with 285 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at DePaul University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communications, with 553 graduates, followed by Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with 812 graduates and Legal with 261 graduates.


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DePaul University has an endowment valued at nearly $438M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-13,917,000 (-3.18%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, DePaul University had a total expenditure of $520M. Of that $520M, they spent $246M on salaries and $68.6M on benefits.

DePaul University employs 360 Associate professors, 198 Professors, and 180 Instructors. Most academics at DePaul University are Male Associate professors (192), Female Associate professors (168), and Male Professors (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 327 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 282 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 242 employees.



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