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About DePaul University
At DePaul, teaching and learning is our priority. That might seem obvious, but of the nation's 10 largest private universities, DePaul University is the only one whose faculty priority is teaching. We're also the nation's largest Catholic university, committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart.
DePaul's Lincoln Park campus is the oldest, largest and most active of the university's six campuses. Located on 40 acres in the heart of Chicago's historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, this campus offers a traditional university environment. Approximately 3,000 students live on campus in DePaul's 19 residence halls and buildings.
The Lincoln Park Campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Theatre School, the School of Music, the School of Education, and the extensive John T. Richardson Library.
Our three-level Student Center, which opened in early 2002, offers one-stop access to student services, dining facilities, a cyber cafe and expanded space for organizations ranging from special-interest clubs to the Cultural Center.
Other recent additions include the state-of-the-art McGowan Sciences Center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreational Center, featuring four basketball courts, a six-lane pool and scores of fitness machines and weights.
Downtown Chicago bustles just outside the doors of the Loop Campus, located at Jackson and State streets. The heart of the campus is the DePaul Center, a historic building that housed Goldblatt's flagship department store for more than 30 years.
The DePaul Center features modern classrooms, high-tech student services, a general library, and a Barnes & Noble bookstore. The Colleges of Commerce, Communication and Law, the School for New Learning and the College of Computing and Digital Media are based here, just steps from the stock exchanges, many corporate headquarters and Chicago's business district.
Steps away from some of Chicago's most beloved cultural institutions, the Loop campus offers students all the advantages of a university campus with the facilities and connections to the city's thriving business community.
With its countless resources, Chicago is an integral part of the educational experience at DePaul University. The third largest city in the U.S., Chicago has over 150 years of unique history, and is a city of world-class architecture, unsurpassed beauty, and a city with enormous pride. The city offers a never-ending list of fairs, concerts, tours and outdoor activities in Chicago's many parks and, of course, on Lake Michigan.
From renowned museums, buildings and cultural attractions to world-class theatre, music and sports, Chicago has everything you need.
A DePaul undergraduate education is grounded in the philosophy of holistic education, in which students learn through their experience inside and outside the classroom.
The University consistently receives high rankings for award-winning academic programs that are uniquely responsive to the changing needs of our society. Students can select from over 275 comprehensive and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, in addition to a broad curriculum for adult continuing education.
DePaul offers degrees from College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; College of Commerce; College of Communication; College of Computing and Digital Media; College of Law; School for New Learning; School of Education; School of Music and The Theatre School.
DePaul is a teaching institute with small class sizes that have a 17:1 instructor to student ratio while 93% of DePaul's classes have fewer than 40 students. DePaul has 919 full-time faculty members and about 88 percent of our faculty holds a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their fields.
Nearly 140,000 DePaul Alumni worldwide, living in 55 countries while more than 85,000 live and work in the metropolitan Chicago area.
Passion, intensity, honesty are just a few words to describe a fan of Chicago sports. With seven major sports franchises in the city, options are endless when it comes to sports entertainment. The fans of Chicago's sports team were recently recognized as Sporting News selected Chicago as the nation's "Best Sports City" in 2006.
The 2010-11 academic year will be the 32nd in the history of The BIG EAST Conference as the unique consortium marches on competing at the highest level with integrity and sportsmanship.
The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth, but the 2010-11 year will mark the conference's sixth straight with the same 16-member group, the nation's largest Division I-A conference.
The BIG EAST Conference's goals have always been the same. The outstanding performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are evidence of the league's proud tradition of success. The league has always been able to boast that many of its best students are also its best athletes.
Sullivan Athletics Center
The DePaul student-athletes benefit from the many outstanding features of the Sullivan Athletic Center and McGrath Arena which is located in the heart of DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus.
The Sullivan Athletics Center features:
Three multipurpose practice courts
Retractable seating with 3,000 seats
Separate viewing balcony for observing games and practice sessions
Top-notch training equipment for the exclusive use of student-athletes
Large sports medicine area with multiple treatment tables
2,400 square feet of weight training space
Hall of Fame area with displays for trophies and awards
Office space for all coaching and administrative staff
Academic support area for studying, tutoring and computer use
Wet treatment area with whirlpools and SwimEx aquatic therapy pool, capable of training and rehabilitating world-class athletes
Strength and Conditioning
In the Summer of 2010 DePaul installed a new weight room featuring state-of-the-art Keiser equipment that specializes in resistance training.
Keiser lifting equipment is fundamentally based on air resistance and the ability to safely create force and speed. The cutting edge technology is used by many professional athletes and many high-end fitness facilities. The equipment allows for a wide array of training movements in all three planes of direction
With the Keiser equipment there is no shock loading to connective tissues and joints. It allows the student-athlete the ability to change resistance at any time with a finger tip control
With the Keiser equipment, workouts can be performed with a consistent variable resistance which allows the student-athlete to safely train at high speeds, thus creating more power.
Infinity Max Flooring was installed to allow for one level throughout which eliminates multiple training levels. The new flooring opens up space to perform dynamic warm-ups and safely perform plyometrics and agility exercises.
DePaul athletics fundraising efforts focus on endowing scholarships and other programs. Annually, athletics spends nearly $5 million on scholarship expenses for its more than 200 student-athletes. By endowing scholarships, DePaul athletics will have the opportunity to enhance scholarships in some sports and redistribute available funding to maximize the department's resources.
Named Endowed Scholarships
Barb Atsaves Pabst Endowed Scholarship
Kathy Booker Endowed Scholarship
Clyde Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship
Maggie Dixon Endowed Scholarship
Bob Hamilton Endowed Scholarships
Kohler-Hanks Endowed Scholarships
Michael Hie Endowed Scholarships
Lorraine LaVigne Endowed Scholarship
Frank McGrath Endowed Scholarship
Marge Meyer Endowed Scholarship
Ray Meyer Endowed Scholarship
Fr. Thomas Munster, C.M. Women's
Athletic Scholarship Endowment
deAnda Family Endowed Scholarship
"I would like to first and foremost like express my gratitude towards all of the donors who provided contributions to the Marge Meyer Scholarship fund. With the trust that you have shown by contributing to an endowed scholarship, I will equally try to give back with my character and my actions. In the end, I can only express my thanks for your generosity in making my athletic scholarship possible."
-- Michael Bizoukas, Men's Basketball
DePaul student-athletes participate in countless hours of individual community service, while teams ban together to help support various organizations which include:
the Haiti Project
Share Your Sole's
St. Vincent DePaul Parish Soup Kitchen
Vincentian Service Day
DePaul Reading Club
Sheffield Garden Walk
Taste of Chicago Sports Festival
Chicago Public School's & Iraq Pen Pal Program
DePaul hosted over 5,000 students from the Chicago Public Schools and other city schools to various athletic events and programming throughout the school year