DePaul University Reviews

  • 24 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,975
86% of 24 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 24 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Ali
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"My time at DePaul was a great experience. I really enjoyed having faculty who cared about their students and were willing to help. My faculty and advisors were very helpful at communicating career opportunities and for keeping me on track to graduate. DePaul Central staff are very helpful with financial aid and payment questions. One of my main reasons for choosing DePaul was because of the offered resources. Resources like the Writing Center, SI, and the Library were all offered to help students succeed in the classroom. For example, I received a lot of help from the SI leader in challenging courses like Chemistry and Biology. I am not very happy with the food options offered at the university. The food can be very expensive and lack of variety. There are various volunteer opportunities and leadership opportunities available on campus for students. There are various clubs and student held organizations. In addition, there are now available spaces dedicated to multicultural students. I do not have any experience living on campus since I have been a commuter student during the four years at DePaul. I do enjoy the activities available during midterm and finals week. The university does a good job providing resources and activities for students to de-stress. Overall, I feel very pleased to have been on this campus for the past fours years. I hope to return and enroll in a graduate program. In addition, alumni who return are offered a 25% discount when enrolling in a graduate school program."
April
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"DePaul's degree program was really great because they really focus on opportunity for different cultures and ethnicities. They also teach you a lot about Chicago history and the history of the school, as well as the founder St Vincent De Paul. He was basically an icon to them because he believed in equality and opportunity for anyone and everyone. I loved all of my professors, although of course I had some that I didn't really care for. I would say those professors for my non core classes. My core class professors were absolutely amazing and really helpful. They made sitting in a desk for an hour and a half really fun or interesting. I do, however, not recommend for out of state students because it is incredibly expensive. I am struggling to pay off my student debt right now because of the debt. They gave me some scholarship money for my grades in high school, but it still wasn't enough for me to be okay after graduating."
LATEEFA HARLAND
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"DePaul did a great job supporting me throughout my undergraduate experience. It took a minute for me to find my way and simply understand the inter-workings of secondary education. Processes like picking, classes, defining a major was a bit confusing initially. Once I connected with my advisor it was a breeze. Dr Ruth was awesome and very helpful. She also educated me on supportive resources that were available to me. I did my bachelors in 3 years, well really 2.5. I really like how DePauls school for new learning also customizes degrees to your interest. When you are already a professional this flexibility allows you to tailor fit your experience to fit your needs. The great experienced was just limited to a few students, the general feedback from most students was very positive. I was able to take some courses online, some in the downtown area and some in the south suburbs. DePaul did a great job supporting me throughout my undergraduate experience. It took a minute for me to find my way and simply understand the inter-workings of secondary education. Processes like picking, classes, defining a major was a bit confusing initially. Once I connected with my advisor it was a breeze. Dr Ruth was awesome and very helpful. She also educated me on supportive resources that were available to me. I did my bachelors in 3 years, well really 2.5. I really like how DePauls school for new learning also customizes degrees to your interest. When you are already a professional this flexibility allows you to tailor fit your experience to fit your needs. The great experienced was just limited to a few students, the general feedback from most students was very positive. I was able to take some courses online, some in the downtown area and some in the south suburbs."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Don't do it. The quarter system is horrible for finding internships because you're in school until mid-June and is very stressful. You're living the thankless corporate rat race life while you're in school if you study IT at DePaul. I regret the choice I made, so I'm writing this because maybe I will save someone from getting stuck with the same stressful and not-worth-it experience. Oh, and don't expect all of what you learn to be cutting edge. We had to learn Ruby on Rails and no employer cares about that."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"DePaul University was a very good educational institution for me as their focus on social justice issues helped to prepare me well for a career in social services. The emphasis on helping others which was ingrained in me during my time there helped to shape my worldview in a positive way and give me direction as I sought to identify what I wanted to pursue after graduation."
Asia Caffey
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2017
  • Degree: Secondary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"DePaul University is a wonderful school with a great focus on networking. I've made so many connections that have aided me in my undergrad and grad school experience. While attending, I had the pleasure of meeting teachers, professors, and faculty members who genuinely care for their students. Also, DePaul emphasizes having a sense of citizenry. That vibe thrives throughout the entire on-campus and online community."
Divine Love Goddess
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"DePaul has a lot of potential. The problem I believe I had is at the time I went to the school it was acting focused. If you aren't in the acting program you're a bit of a second class citizen. BUT you're respected in the field. Depending on how you utilize your degree you can find yourself in need of a job because of the depth of competition within the arts field."
Trynn
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Video Game Design
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"DePaul's game program is absolutely phenomenal. You receive hands on experience creating from the moment you begin the curriculum. The faculty is there to guide you and support you every step of the way and since the program is relatively small you get that individual attention that you deserve. My degree prepared me for a job not only in games, but in the professional world in general. I did not spend my days sitting in a classroom taking tests to regurgitate information but rather worked on a variety of teams where we would solve problems, create art, manage deadlines, and network. I recommend this program through and through."
Lauren S.
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"DePaul has been the greatest 3 and a half years of my life. The variety of classes and options available gives students the ability to be in charge of their education. The instructors in the Health Science major are passionate and helpful and rarely let a student out of their sights if they still have questions or any confusion. You gain a ton of connections within your field and so many outside resources are offered that it's hard not to succeed in what you want to do. The one single pitfall is the financial aid department. The problem is that the department is really difficult to get a hold of and to communicate with once you do get someone to finally email you back. I have described problems multiple times to different people in the department and they always just direct me somewhere else, where I'm then forced to explain everything all over again and am usually just redirected again or am given options that I have told them I do not want to pursue (they always recommend just taking out more loans, because that's a great plan)."
Muhammad Ali
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"DePaul is fantastic with working with students to make sure that they reach their full potential. The STARS program at DePaul is great with ethnic students because it really put the focus on the student and really makes them work to their full potential . Not only that but the counselors are also great because they really push the students to take the classes that will benefit them throughout college."
Triple Demon
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The professors are great, the expectations are clearly communicated, the back office support always has a positive attitude, and the colleagues in the classroom are among the best students in a large global city. I enrolled in an MBA with a concentration in accounting and really wished I had done more in accounting. The college will allow you to add concentration later to your MBA after you graduate. So accommodating. This is one college that is worth every penny."
Marissa Bane Malta
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2016
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended DePaul University all four years of my college career and enjoyed it. I am from out of state and moving to Chicago was a big step but I learned to live in a city. The majority of my friends went to state schools and will never get the same experience I got in the city, and for that I am forever grateful."
Vincent Stokes
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2016
  • Degree: Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2001
"DePaul was my dream school. The mission and values set forth by St. Vincent DePaul truly reflects who I am as a citizen and a humanitarian. My experience at DePaul exceed my expectations. The staff is very encouraging and supportive of your educational endeavors. There are many opportunities available at DePaul to aid you in succeeding and accomplishing your goals. I have since completed my Master's degree in Information systems and I studied abroad in Brazil. Currently, I'm working on my third degree from DePaul, the Masters of Art in Educating Adults. In addition, I am also an adjunct faculty member."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"This was a good college, had a great music school. However, I had much better scholarships to other schools that had "good" music programs. I wish I would have done that instead to avoid the student debt I have."
HumanTeethMarks
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I had a nice balance of happy and motivated professors and students. Maybe should've focused more on a specific trade and major. One of the few central Chicago Universities"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"DePaul is not only a great school, but it's nestled in the heart of Chicago with a thriving urban campus. It's a great spot for students looking to connect with professionals in between class to really jumpstart their career."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I enjoyed the education that I received at DePaul University, especially the challenging courses. Sense of community was often lacking though."
DoubleDemon
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"DePaul is a place that has many opportunities to volunteer and connect with community outside of the university. That said, DePaul is a great community that fosters self-care and support. It is a college in a city that emphasizes the need to get to know the city outside of DePaul. While you feel you are in college, you also feel a sense beyond being just in school."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"Received a premium education at the same time enjoyed my experiences."
CSA
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2015
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"I learned leadership through several senior projects. These projects required me to move out of my comfort zone and push me to exceed in areas such as relationship building, leadership courage and ultimately resulting in a sucessful group project. The experience that I gained translated to my profressional work life as well as home life."