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DePaul University

About DePaul University

On the request of Archbishop Feehan, DePaul University was founded on June 30, 1898, as St. Vincent's College by members of the Congregation of the Mission, also known as Vincentians. On the 5th of September of that year, courses began in the St. Vincent's Church building. The institution began with only seven faculty members, no president, and perhaps 70 students.

The first president, Rev. Peter V. Byrne, C.M., was appointed on January 2, 1899. On December 24, 1907, St. Vincent's College became DePaul University. St. Vincent de Paul, the founder of the Congregation of the Mission, inspired the name. The university is currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). It also has a number of programmes that have been accredited by a number of notable organisations.

DePaul University Rankings

  • US News and World Rankings have ranked it at #125 in the list of Best National Universities in 2020.
  • It has been ranked at #56 for Best Undergraduate Teaching.
  • It is ranked as 59th Best Value School.
  • It has been ranked at #42 in the list of Most Innovative Schools.
  • It has been ranked at #27 for Service Learning.
  • It has been ranked at #84 in the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Why DePaul University?

  • In 2016, it was named the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • Excellence in community college transfer pathways has been recognised.
  • Forbes named us one of the best value colleges in the US in 2017.
  • According to The Princeton Review 2017, it is one of the top 10 graduate institutions to study video game design.

DePaul University Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
MBA (2 Courses) 18 Month - 4 Year USD 24960 - USD 38410
Engineering (1 Courses) 2 year USD 24663
Science (7 Courses) 4 Week - 4 Year USD 38410
Arts (1 Courses) 4 year USD 38410
Media Films (2 Courses) 4 Week - 4 Year USD 38410
Information Technology (IT) (2 Courses) 2 Year - 4 Year USD 24663 - USD 38410
Management (5 Courses) 2 Year - 4 Year USD 38410 - USD 49920

DePaul University Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS , TOEFL
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , TOEFL
Management IELTS , TOEFL
Media Films IELTS , TOEFL


SAT 1460/1560
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.69

Applications Accepted :15.4% 

Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants must demonstrate their ability to communicate in English. This can be accomplished by completing at least one of the following tasks:

Test Score
Internet-based TOEFL 80 with no subsection lower than 17
IELTS Academic 6.5
SAT (minimum evidence-based reading and writing score) 550
ACT Minimum Reading Score: 18
English Score: 20
PTE English Academic Score 53
DET (Duolingo English Test) 110


DePaul University Highlights

Type of university Private 
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Acceptance Rate 68%
Total Number of Students Enrolled 22437
Total Number of Undergraduate Students Enrolled 14507
Total Number of Graduate Students Enrolled 7930
Retention Rate (Full- time students)- Fall 2018[3] 86%
Overall Graduation Rate (Fall 2013) 74%
English language proficiency score Required
Financial aid Scholarships/ Grants/ Loans/ Work-Study

Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition : $55,816

Fee Cost
Books and Supplies $1,000
Other Fees $1,303
Room and Board $14,972
Budget for Other Expenses $1,400
Total One Year Cost $74,491

Depaul University Cost of Attendance

Tuition Rate 2020-2021 for students willing to pursue an undergraduate and postgraduate degree at DePaul University:

Faculty Undergraduate Tuition/ Per term (in USD) Graduate Tuition/ Per credit hour (in USD)
College of Education 13,517 655
College of Continuing and Professional Studies 13,527 655
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 13,517 715
College of Science and Health 13,517 735
College of Communication 13,517 760
College of Computing and Digital Media 13,517 865
School of Music 13,938 865
Theatre School 13,938 865
Richard H. Driehaus College of Business  13,517 --
Kellstadt Graduate Business -- 1080

The distribution of expenses in the form of an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US for 2020- 21 semesters are tabulated below:

Fee type Cost
New Student Orientation USD 100
Transfer Student Orientation USD 75
Student Activity USD 27
Athletic Fee USD 25
CTA U-Pass (summer) USD 86
CTA U-Pass (Fall, Winter, Spring) USD 105
Health Plan USD 60

Know more about Studying in USA

Tuition Fees in USA (1st Year Average) BE/Btech: USD 28300 | MS: USD 22693 | BBA: USD 26616 | MBA: USD 29558 | BSc: USD 29418 | MA: USD 20452 | MIS: USD 22133 | MFin: USD 37683 | MEng: USD 29558 | MIM: USD 35301 | MEM: USD 23254 | MArch: USD 34741 | MFA: USD 28857 | BHM: USD 27176
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in USA USD 700 to 1000 Per Month
Entrance Exams in USA TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in USA Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit. Know More
Post Study Work Permit in USA One to Two Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in USA USD 160
Student Visa in USA F1 Visa for USA allows you study permit in USA in full time academic courses. Any accredited school, college, university, academic institute, seminary, or conservatory in USA must accept you beforehand to apply for F1 visa in USA. Know More
Intakes in USA There are Three Intakes in USA: Fall (August-September), Spring (January) Know More
Top Job Sectors in USA Health Care, Education, Construction, Hospitality & Tourism, Business Services, Finance.
Economy in USA GDP Growth of 2.1% (Q4 2019), The Larges Economy of the World by Nominal

DePaul University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 41,000


$ 41,600

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 17,100

Campus accommodation

$ 10,102

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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