DePaul University

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DePaul University
motto Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi.
founding 1898
Sponsorship Private
place Chicago , Illinois
country United StatesUnited States United States
president Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Ed.D.
Students 22,377
Employee 882
Foundation assets $ 344.7 million
University sports Big East Conference
Networks FIUC
Lincoln Park Campus
Downtown Chicago campus

The DePaul University is a private university in Chicago in the US state of Illinois . Founded in 1898 as a Catholic university, it is now the largest private university in Illinois with around 24,000 students and the largest Catholic university in the United States. The DePaul “part-time” MBA course with more than 2,000 students has been one of the ten best in the USA for years (ranking: US News & World Report).


The university is spread over two locations: the older campus is in the Lincoln Park district , the newer one is in downtown Chicago's "Loop". There are four smaller outposts in the suburbs of Naperville , Lake Forest , Oak Forest , O'Hare, and Rolling Meadows .

Course offer

The range of courses includes:

  • Commerce / Economics
  • IT, telecommunications
  • music
  • New learning (adult education)
  • pedagogy
  • law Sciences
  • theatre


DePaul University's sports teams are the Blue Demons . The university is a member of the Big East Conference .


Film, media and theater




Web links

Commons : DePaul University  - collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Members. In: International Federation of Catholic Universities, accessed September 17, 2019 .

Coordinates: 41 ° 55 '24.8 "  N , 87 ° 39' 12.8"  W.