Undergraduate & Graduate
Degree Programs

Teaching and learning are our priorities at DePaul. That might seem obvious, but we're the largest private university whose faculty members' priority is teaching.

We're also the nation's largest Catholic university — and we're committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart.

  • DePaul has more than 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, so chances are good we have what you’re looking for.

  • Many of our professors work in Chicago as consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs, and incorporate their experiences in the classroom.

Minimum Application


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    • 3.67/4.0 for freshman
    • 2.0 for transfer
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    • No minimum language requirement.
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    • TOEFL: 80 (17 )
    • IELTS - 6.5
    • SAT evidence-based reading and writing score of 540
    • PTE: 53
    • ACT reading score of 18 and English score of 20
Awards & Recognition

Rankings and accolades can’t tell our whole story, but they do point to important aspects of who we are and what makes us unique.

  • Named one of the Best Midwestern Colleges in the U.S. The Princeton Review’s Best 384 Colleges (2019)

  • Ranked one of the Best National Universities U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • #5 Game Design MFA program in the nation Animation Career Review (2021)

  • Among the nation’s Most Innovative Schools U.S. News & World Report (2015)

  • Named one of the nation’s Best Value Colleges Forbes (2017)

  • Great location - DePaul has one campus in Chicago’s business district and another in Lincoln Park. Chicago itself is an ideal classroom—and we take full advantage of it.

  • Thousands of internship opportunities are provided here.

  • Connections that impact your education and career opportunities.

  • 97% courses are taught by professors.

  • DePaul Freshman Scholarships

  • Fall Quarter Only

  • Separate Application: No

Application Checklist
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    Submit Common Application (by IPERC)

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    No application fee

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    Official High School Transcripts

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    Common Application School Report

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    Letters of recommendation

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    Official college or university transcripts for transfer

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    English language report (if any)

Application Deadline
Fall Semester:
EA November 15 RA February 1 All Other Theatre Majors February 1 School Of Music December 1 The Theatre School November 15

*The application deadline is subject to change. And each major may have different deadline. Please double check with your IPERC adviser.