DePaul University

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the DePaul tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, DePaul's tuition & fees is $44,460.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $64,173 when a student lives on-campus.

DePaul Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$44,460
Books & Supplies Costs$1,104
On-campus Room & Board$16,068
On-campus Expenses$2,541
Off-campus Room & Board$16,068
Off-campus Expenses$2,541
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$42,189

How Much Does it Cost to Go to DePaul for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $192,319 at DePaul. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $277,369. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $175,685.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$45,863$65,477$41,229
Sophomore (2024-25)$47,310$67,985$42,971
Junior (2025-26)$48,803$70,595$44,791
Senior (2026-27)$50,343$73,312$46,695
4 Years Total$192,319$277,369$175,685
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$47,310$67,985$42,971
Sophomore (2025-26)$48,803$70,595$44,791
Junior (2026-27)$50,343$73,312$46,695
Senior (2027-28)$51,931$76,142$48,684
4 Years Total$198,387$288,033$183,141
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$48,803$70,595$44,791
Sophomore (2026-27)$50,343$73,312$46,695
Junior (2027-28)$51,931$76,142$48,684
Senior (2028-29)$53,570$79,089$50,765
4 Years Total$204,647$299,137$190,935
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$50,343$73,312$46,695
Sophomore (2027-28)$51,931$76,142$48,684
Junior (2028-29)$53,570$79,089$50,765
Senior (2029-30)$55,260$82,158$52,940
4 Years Total$211,105$310,700$199,084
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$51,931$76,142$48,684
Sophomore (2028-29)$53,570$79,089$50,765
Junior (2029-30)$55,260$82,158$52,940
Senior (2030-31)$57,004$85,355$55,216
4 Years Total$217,766$322,743$207,605

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, DePaul' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
DePaul University$44,460
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Financial Aid and COA

At DePaul University, 12,769 students (89%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,507.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at DePaul is $40,666 for students living on-campus and $40,666 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,803 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,004 and the average amount of student loans is $7,204.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$64,173
COA (off-campus)$64,173
Tuition & Fees$44,460
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,713
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,713
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$40,666
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$40,666
Average Financial Aid$23,507
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship12,76989%$23,507
Pell Grants4,47131%$4,475
Federal Student Loan6,67347%$6,388
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,80399%-
Grants or Scholarships2,79999%$26,004
Federal Grants91132%$5,188
Pell Grants91132%$4,804
Other Federal Grants773%$4,541
State/Local Grants83530%$5,089
Institutional Grants2,79799%$22,814
Student Loan Aid1,40550%$7,204
Federal Student Loans1,38249%$5,050
Other Student Loans1545%$20,409

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

DePaul's acceptance rate is 69.44%. A total of 32,075 applicants applied to and 22,274 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 2,838 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 12.74%.
To apply to DePaul, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Formal demonstration of competencies and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants32,07512,347$19,728
Admitted22,2748,087$14,187
Enrolled2,8381,169$1,669
Acceptance Rate69.44%65.50%71.91%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)12.74%14.46%11.76%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are recommended to apply to DePaul. Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th

Student Population

DePaul University has a total of 20,917 students including 14,134 undergraduate and 6,783 graduate students. By gender, there are 9,745 male students and 11,925 female students attending DePaul. The school offers online degree programs and 4,119 students enrolled online exclusively (19.69% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,670 9,74511,925
Undergraduate14,294 6,5487,746
Graduate7,376 3,1974,179

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
Phone312-362-8000
WEBhttps://www.depaul.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered321 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered169 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate70.17%
Yield13.31%
Student Population20,917
Graduation Rate69%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate84% (Full-time), 19% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties874 (Full-time), 918 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,296 (Full-time), 1,077 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$105,376
Average Staff Salary$77,573