DePaul is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service, placing highest priority on programs of learning. With nearly 300 programs, DePaul's hallmarks are professors who challenge students with real-world problems and students who rise to the occasion, eager to apply their knowledge.
At DePaul, teaching and learning are our priorities. That might seem obvious, but of the nation's 10 largest private universities, DePaul University is the only one whose faculty priority is teaching. Were also the nations largest Catholic university—committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart.
DePaul has nearly 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, and is known for its high-caliber graduates. Many professors are working in Chicago as consultants, researchers, lawyers and entrepreneurs, and their teaching style incorporates real-world experience. The world is brought into the classroom, and the classroom is taken out to engage the world, where students are considered partners in research and community action.
DePaul has one campus in the heart of Chicago's business district, another in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and three in surrounding suburbs. Chicago itself is an ideal classroom—so we take full advantage of it, for everything from research and internships to museums and service-learning opportunities. With more than 100,000 alumni in the metropolitan area, students make connections that impact their education and provide future career opportunities.