With just 70 students when it was founded in 1898, DePaul has grown to become the nation’s largest Catholic university. DePaul, named for St. Vincent de Paul, has maintained its commitment to serve students who might otherwise be denied a quality education, from turn-of-the-century women and returning veterans to first-generation, low-income city residents.
Research at DePaul takes you beyond knowledge-building in the classroom to knowledge-discovery across campus, in city of Chicago, and beyond. And research here isn’t just for faculty and graduate students. Our faculty is dedicated to providing undergraduate research opportunities across all 10 colleges.
Career Advisors can assist you with choosing a major, identifying career options and trends in a particular field, deciding whether to attend graduate school, developing a resume, preparing for the interviewing process, negotiating a compensation package, making a career change and more.
International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing quality advising services to international students and scholars at DePaul University. ISS provides immigration advising to more than 1,500 non-immigrant students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa statuses.
The Department of Housing Services provides facilities and services that create the premiere residential experience at DePaul University. Grounded in DePaul University’s Vincentian values and distinguishing marks, staff of the department of Housing Services administer the processes for living on campus and partner with others in promoting this experience. We strive to provide exceptional services within our high-quality, residential facilities while also encouraging residents’ personal growth and community responsibility.
Students can access course reserves using their campus connect credentials for any course in which they are currently enrolled in from our Ares Course Reserves site. Image reserves are available in ARTstor, and students can access materials from on campus, and from off campus using their campus connect credentials.
DePaul classroom, lab, and office computer models have standard software installed for use by faculty, staff, and students. In addition to the standard software already installed on University computers, DePaul has also licensed other software titles for employees to use on DePaul-owned computers.
The DePaul Student Health Service is offered through Presence SAGE medical group. It is available to all enrolled students for a fee. If you live in a residence hall, with the exception of 1237 West Fullerton or University Center, you are automatically enrolled in DePaul Student Health Services.
Chicago itself is an ideal classroom, filled with learning and service opportunities, and many DePaul connections. Rather than isolating ourselves to one corner of the city, we take full advantage of the region. Four campus locations give students the convenience of attending class near work or home — even on the weekend. You can also access your education from home, via online learning.
DePaul has more than 350 student organizations, and new ones start up every quarter. The easiest way to peruse all the options is to attend the semi-annual Student Involvement Fair, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. It takes place at the beginning of the academic year on both campuses and again at the start of winter quarter, and introduces students to student clubs, groups, organizations and on-campus activities.
DePaul University has been accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission, and specific academic programs have been accredited by numerous other associations and organizations.