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TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION
Some might find DePaul University to be a study
I One of the nation's 10 largest private universities, where the
typical classroom involves two dozen students taught
by a professor, not a teaching assistant.
Respected ........................................................................................... 4
Real-World Knowledge ........................................................ 5
I A prestigious private university, where
30 percent of its 2010-2011 baccalaureates
Student-Focused ........................................................................ 6
who entered as first-time freshmen are
Multicultural ....................................................................................... 7 from families where neither parent holds
a college degree.
Socially Responsible ................................................................ 8
I The nation’s largest Catholic university,
Connected .......................................................................................... 9
which sponsors Jewish, Muslim, Hindu
and Buddhist prayer rooms and
Colleges and Schools
I Faculty members renowned for the
Driehaus College of Business/ caliber and quantity of their research and
Kellstadt Graduate School
scholarship, who consider teaching their
of Business ....................................................................................... 10
top priority and, therefore, involve
College of Communication ............................................ 12 undergraduates in their investigations.
College of Computing and I Two award-winning urban campuses,
Digital Media .................................................................................. 14 filled with faculty members who proclaim
that “Chicago is our classroom.”
College of Education ............................................................ 16
I A place where academic expectations are
College of Law ............................................................................. 18
high, yet students vote themselves the
College of Liberal Arts happiest in the nation.
and Social Sciences .............................................................. 20
College of Science and Health ................................. 22
These contrasts make perfect sense to
us. They’re the natural outcome of our
School for New Learning ................................................ 24
mission to provide students from a wide
School of Music ......................................................................... 26 range of backgrounds with a top-
The Theatre School ............................................................... 28 quality, values-based education that
prepares them to work, succeed and
contribute to the global community.
Read on to learn more about DePaul.
Alumni .................................................................................................. 30
Athletics ............................................................................................. 32
International Programs ..................................................... 34
Student Success ....................................................................... 36
Campuses ......................................................................................... 38
Timeline ............................................................................................. 40
Fast Facts ...................................................................... back cover
DePaul University is named for Saint Vincent de Paul,
a 17th century Roman Catholic priest known as the
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.
couldn’t have described
“Apostle of Charity.” Born a peasant, he rose to DePaul better when he
become a royal counselor, yet never strayed from his
visited campus to
lifelong devotion to improving the lives of others. He
announce a major
pioneered charitable organizations that ensured a
steady stream of food for the hungry. He championed corporation’s decision to
access to education so that the poor could become relocate its Midwestern
self-sufficient. He challenged the norms of the day by headquarters here.When
ministering to those deemed unworthy, seeing God’s the press asked if he
grace in the faces of those whom society would leave
offered financial incentives to attract the
company, he said simply that having
His followers in the Congregation of the Mission, DePaul University students available to
commonly known as Vincentians, established hire was all the incentive they needed.
DePaul University in 1898 to carry on Saint Vincent’s
What a compliment to our students, who
work. Founded to serve those who would otherwise
be denied a college education, DePaul University
are well prepared to thrive in a
today serves students from a wide range of multicultural world and who consider
backgrounds, instilling in them Saint Vincent’s social responsibility their responsibility.”
passion for social justice.
Father Holtschneider is DePaul’s 11th president
Our mission is to provide a high-quality, values- and joined the university in 2004. He is a
based education, with particular attention to director of the Chicago Economic Club and the
first-generation students and those from Chicago History Museum and a member of the
disadvantaged backgrounds. Council on Foreign Relations. He currently
serves as vice chairman of Ascension Health,
Saint Vincent’s beliefs are evident in DePaul
the nation’s largest Catholic health system, and
as chairman of the Association of Catholic
I A high-quality, respected education that enables our Colleges and Universities, the national
graduates to fulfill their potential association of all Catholic universities in the
I An emphasis on combining theory with United States.
As president, he shares DePaul’s many
I An unwavering focus on our students
accomplishments with influential audiences,
I An appreciation for the contributions of individuals from state and national political leaders to
from a wide range of backgrounds
CEOs whose companies recruit DePaul
I A passion for the power of community engagement students. He holds degrees in mathematics and
I A vibrant network that merges the classroom with the theology and a doctoral degree in higher
rich learning environment that is Chicago education policy from Harvard University.
DePaul University is nationally recognized for its
innovative, academically rigorous programs that use
DePaul blends theory and experience throughout
its curriculum. Students master the application of
an urban, multicultural perspective to prepare classroom concepts through service-learning courses,
students for their careers and their lives. Its hands-on research projects, internships, cooperative education
approach, which complements its partnerships with and work-study programs. They graduate with a
hundreds of Chicago organizations, draws accolades portfolio in hand, ready to make an immediate impact
from guidebooks and employers. in the workplace.
I The faculty members of DePaul’s doctoral I DePaul’s service-learning program has been
programs were recognized as the most consistently honored by U.S.News & World
productive and distinguished in the nation Report’s annual college rankings of the
among universities with fewer than 15 nation’s top 25 service-learning programs.
doctoral programs, according to the Faculty The publication seeks out “schools with
Scholarly Productivity Index. outstanding examples of academic
programs that are believed to lead to
I DePaul is fully accredited by the North
student success.” DePaul was the only
Central Association Commission on
Illinois university recognized.
Accreditation and School Improvement as
well as a number of agencies that accredit I More than 3,000 students participate in
or approve individual programs or schools. service-learning courses and internships
It hosts chapters of more than 20 national coordinated through the Steans Center, one
honor societies. of a handful of endowed service-learning
programs in the nation, while simultaneously
I The 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s
supporting more than 300 organizations
“Best 373 Colleges” recognized DePaul in
throughout the metropolitan area.
three categories of “Great Schools for 15 of
the Most Popular Undergraduate Majors”— I The University Internship Program enrolls
accounting, finance and communication. over 1,000 students in internship courses
with about 700 area companies every year.
I Twenty-five percent of new full-time
These internships are in addition to the
freshmen in 2011 graduated in the top
hundreds of internships offered through
10 percent of their high school class.
individual colleges and departments.
I The College of Law’s health law and
I Students in every college address real-world
intellectual property programs and
problems through courses. For example:
Kellstadt’s evening MBA program are
regularly ranked among the best in the - Students in anthropology, sociology and
nation by U.S.News & World Report. community-service classes canvassed
neighborhoods to identify the food available in Chicago
I Many of DePaul’s 956 full-time faculty members are food deserts, which geography students turned into
internationally respected authorities in their field, including detailed maps.
Werner F.M. de Bondt, an expert in investor psychology;
Ilya Kaler, the only violinist ever to win gold medals at all - CDM students work on projects to reliably predict
three of the world’s most prestigious music competitions; radiologists’ evaluation of lung nodules, aiming to provide
and Andrea Lyon, nationally known director of the DePaul greater reliability and reduce unnecessary biopsies.
Center for Justice in Capital Cases. - Student journalists publish stories online through The Red
Line Project and Chicago Storytelling, both vehicles for the
See additional distinctions at depaul.edu/rankings.
online journalism classes. In 2010, they earned four awards
in the regional Society of Professional Journalists student
At DePaul, students come first, and our students know
it. Our faculty members choose DePaul because their
To prepare graduates to contribute to and succeed
in the global community, DePaul infuses world
first love is teaching and learning. All issues into its curriculum and promotes
full-time faculty members teach, and respectful, multicultural interactions
those who teach graduate students on campus and in Chicago's many
also teach undergraduates. University ethnic neighborhoods.
services are streamlined to enable
I DePaul consistently ranks among the
students to make the most of their top 20 in the “Diverse Student Population”
learning opportunities. category of “The Best 361 Colleges,”
published by The Princeton Review.
I DePaul is the ninth-largest private, not-for-
profit university in the nation. Among the I About 36 percent of all freshmen are
top 10, DePaul is the only one with a first-generation students from families in
primary emphasis on teaching and learning. which neither parent holds a college degree.
I Faculty members, not graduate assistants, I About 35 percent of all undergraduates and
teach 98 percent of all courses. 32 percent of all students are of color
(Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Multiracial,
I Eighty-eight percent of undergraduate
Pacific Islander or Native American).
classes have fewer than 40 students,
enabling active student participation and I DePaul is among the top 100 colleges
individual attention from faculty members. in awarding baccalaureate and
graduate degrees to students of color,
I In 2010, DePaul began accepting the
according to Diverse Issues in Higher
Common Application, which enables
prospective students to fill out a single
application and send it to any of the I In their freshman year, 72 percent of
program's participating schools. The DePaul students reported hearing diverse
streamlined process enables students to perspectives in classroom discussions
spend more time on college research, visits, often or very often, compared with about
essay writing and senior year course work. 62 percent of freshmen nationally.
I Students can resolve registration, financial I About 24 percent of all undergraduate
aid and billing questions and problems with students are 24 years old or older.
a single visit to DePaul Central. I About 4 percent of all students are foreign
I DePaul's Seton Hall was ranked No. 3 nationals and represent more than 85
among the country's 15 best college countries. The largest numbers of
residence halls in the Dormy Awards, a international students come from China,
national survey of 9,000 students compiled Saudi Arabia and India.
by College Splash. I In 1911, DePaul became one of the first
Catholic universities to admit women in a
co-educational setting. The College of Law
was one of the first law schools in Illinois to
admit Jewish and female students.
As the nation’s largest Catholic university, DePaul
works to prepare its students to be ethically and
DePaul makes the most of its location in one of
the world’s greatest cities, meshing seamlessly with
socially engaged leaders in their chosen fields. Its the city’s commercial and artistic communities.
faculty and staff forge global and local educational Students connect with current practitioners through
partnerships impacting key ethical and social justice
longstanding partnerships with myriad organizations.
issues that are shaping our world.
I DePaul was among only 114 colleges I In 2009, DePaul was ranked No. 1 in the
nationally to be admitted in spring 2011 to nation in the “Great College Town” category
the President’s Higher Education by The Princeton Review’s annual college
Community Service Honor Roll with rankings. The university has made the
Distinction for its “strong institutional nation’s top 20 for eight consecutive
commitment to service and compelling years, according to the survey. DePaul’s
campus-community partnerships.” It was the outstanding community relations also have
fifth time DePaul earned federal recognition been repeatedly ranked among the nation’s
for its commitment to service learning and top 20 in the category of “Town-Gown
civic engagement. Relations are Good.”
I The “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011” praised I The “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011” lauded
DePaul as “the best Roman Catholic DePaul’s campus environment, noting
university in Chicago.” that “DePaul’s Lincoln Park setting is like
New York’s Greenwich Village without
I In 2010 Sierra Magazine ranked DePaul the headaches.”
57 out of 162 colleges and universities
reviewed for its annual “Cool Schools” I All first-time freshmen enroll in either
survey, which examines a wide range of Discover Chicago or Explore Chicago
sustainability efforts of schools across the courses, two award-winning programs
nation. In addition, The Princeton Review’s that immerse students in the city
Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition and orient them to college life through
recognized DePaul for its green building courses such as Science in the City,
initiatives, conservation efforts, use of Sacred Spaces/Powerful Places and
alternative energy and environmental Chicago and Jazz.
academic programs. I About 900 part-time faculty members,
I DePaul is one of 62 universities nationwide— drawn from leading business and
and the only one in Illinois—to qualify for professional firms and artistic organizations,
the new Community Engagement citation bring the latest trends and tactics into
given by the Carnegie Foundation for the the classroom.
Advancement of Teaching. I DePaul hosts a number of professionals, scholars and artists
I University Ministry sponsors two annual service days, in residence, including Achy Obejas, the Sor Juana Ines de
through which about 2,500 students, faculty and staff assist la Cruz writer-in-residence; Alexander Seropian, creator of
83 community partners, providing over 8,700 hours of Halo, the game-designer-in-residence; and Diane Swonk,
service. Over 100 students also participate in 18 annual clinical professor of finance, chief economist for Mesirow
service trips during winter and spring breaks. Financial and frequent White House consultant.
I The DePaul Community Service Association is an alliance of
22 faith-based and secular student organizations whose
members provided nearly 25,000 hours of service during
DRIEHAUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS/
KELLSTADT GRADUATE SCHOOL
Ray Whittington, Dean
Offering highly respected, flexible programs of
business study, the Driehaus College of Business is one
of the nation’s oldest business schools and one of the
10 largest accredited business programs in the nation.
I In 2012, momentum investment pioneer, philanthropist
and alumnus Richard H. Driehaus donated $30 million to
enhance the academic programs of the college. The record
gift, which builds on $3.45 million in previous gifts by
Driehaus, is expected to transform the future of business
education at DePaul.
I In the fall of 2011, the College
of Business enrolled 4,249
undergraduates and 2,115
graduate students. It has the
third-largest MBA program in
the nation. The college’s size
enables it to offer numerous
I Kellstadt’s part-time MBA
program has been ranked in
the top 10 by U.S.News &
World Report 14 times.
I In Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2011 undergraduate business
rankings, DePaul ranked 40th overall nationally. In the
magazine’s part-time MBA rankings, DePaul was ranked
43 and the program earned an A+ for teaching quality and
an A for curriculum.
I Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review ranked
DePaul's undergraduate entrepreneurship program 17th and
the graduate program 11th nationally in 2011.
I In 2010, Diversity MBA Magazine honored William Marty
Martin, associate professor of management, as one
of the nation’s “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive &
I Prominent graduates include James Jenness, chairman,
Kellogg Co.; Daniel Ustian, CEO, Navistar International Corp.;
Stacy Janiak, managing partner, Deloitte in Chicago; Ed
Joyce, president and chief operating officer, Chicago Board
Options Exchange; Gerald Beeson, chief operating officer,
Citadel; and Karen Atwood, president, Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Illinois.
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION
Jacqueline Taylor, Dean
Unique in its structure and range of course offerings,
the College of Communication, established in 2007, is
one of the premier centers for the study of and
training in communication in the Midwest.
I Fall enrollment in 2011 was 1,655 undergraduate students
and 260 graduate students.
I The college is the second-largest communication college in
Illinois and the second-largest producing students with
master’s degrees in communications.
I The college moved to the
Richard M. and Maggie C.
Daley Building in Chicago’s
Loop in summer 2009. The
new space includes a
converged media newsroom,
computer and writing labs,
two sound-proof studios, and
a 100-seat film screening
room that doubles as a black-
box theatre for performances.
I Course work is supplemented
by a range of comprehensive
pre-employment training, internships and networking
opportunities in Chicago’s dynamic communications
industry. Students also gain experience through the award-
winning student newspaper The DePaulia and Radio DePaul
as well as student chapters of the Public Relations Student
Society of America, the International Association of
Business Communicators and the Film Arts Alliance.
I Student-run Radio DePaul was voted the best college radio
station in the nation by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting
System in March 2010, in addition to receiving eight other
awards, and was named runner-up in 2011.
I Notable graduates include Marty Wilke, vice president and
general manager, CLTV and WGN Television; Lourdes
Duarte, co-anchor, evening news, WGN; Lorraine Lynn,
promotions director, KISS-FM/Clear Channel; Craig Kanalley,
founder of Breaking Tweets and social media editor, New
York bureau, NBC News; and Ben Welsh, database producer,
Los Angeles Times and co-winner of a 2009 Scripps
Howard Foundation National Journalism Award.
COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND
David Miller, Dean
The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM)
is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative
IT programs. It offers cutting-edge degrees in fields
ranging from computer science and networking
to graphics, gaming and digital cinema.
I CDM enrolled 1,736 undergraduates and 1,905 graduate
students in fall 2011, with broad representation from the
United States and about 62 countries around the world.
I CDM is often the first in the
nation to launch degree
programs in an evolving area
of technology. The school’s
latest innovations are its
digital cinema, animation,
game development and IT
CDM received a $2 million
Instrumentation grant from
the National Science
Foundation to help
researchers develop new and innovative ways to make critical
software systems even more reliable and secure.
I CDM was named a National Center of Academic Excellence
in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency
and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2005, a
distinction that was renewed in 2009.
I DePaul’s computer game development program was one
of five collegiate game-design programs featured in
the July 2011 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine.
The magazine highlighted notable faculty members and
the success of the award-winning student-created game,
Octodad, in its profile.
I In 2010, DePaul awarded about 31 percent of master's
degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and Support
Services in Illinois, the most of any CIS program in the state.
I Prominent alumni include Steve Rubinow, chief information
officer, NYSE Euronext; Martin Glapa, senior director and
Bell Labs Fellow, Alcatel-Lucent; Karen Falk, vice president,
worldwide technology, Northern Trust Co.; Kevin Larson,
vice president and chief information officer, AAR Corporation;
and Ryan McGeehan, security manager, Facebook.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Paul Zionts, Dean
The College of Education (COE) is widely recognized
for its success in producing teachers and administrators
who are prepared to help students succeed in a wide
range of environments, especially in multicultural,
I In fall 2011, there were 2,205 students enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate programs in COE. In fall 2010,
it had the fourth largest master's program in education
I COE was the first teacher
education program in Illinois
to establish a clinical model
in which students work a
minimum of 100 hours in
schools prior to graduation.
I Working with the Chicago
Public Schools and the
Archdiocese of Chicago,
COE has established
Schools, a novel educational
concept designed to
through 12th grade education while providing a creative
environment for teacher training and professional faculty
I A COE graduate and a student won prestigious Golden
Apple awards in 2011; three COE graduates won Golden
Apples in 2008 and again in 2009. The Golden Apple
Foundation recognizes and develops outstanding teachers,
especially for schools of need.
I Special education professor Beverly Trezek created a
groundbreaking teaching technique for teaching deaf
students, who typically plateau at a fourth-grade reading
level, that helps them gain one to two grade levels per year
on standard reading and comprehension tests.
I Prominent graduates include Sunny Chico, president of SPC
Consulting and former regional secretary, U.S. Department
of Education; and Katie Weitz White, Sherwood Foundation.
COLLEGE OF LAW
Gregory Mark, Dean
Known for its progressive nature since its founding
in 1912, the College of Law was among the first law
schools to introduce such educational innovations
as the study of negotiation techniques, courses in
international criminal law and pre-trial courses in
skills and techniques.
I The college, which limits enrollment to ensure rich
classroom discussions and more personalized attention
from faculty members, had 1,031 students in fall 2011.
I The college was ranked
among the top 100 in the
nation by U.S.News
& World Report in its
“America’s Best Graduate
Schools 2011” guidebook.
The college's diverse
student body also was noted
in the rankings.
I The Princeton Review
named the College of Law
as one of the best 167 law
schools in the United States
in its 2012 survey of law schools that are accredited by the
American Bar Association.
I The College of Law was named one of the nation’s top
50 producers of “super lawyers” in the 2011 Super Lawyers
U.S. Law School Ranking by Minneapolis-based publisher
Law & Politics.
I Since 1992, the college has been a member of the Order of
the Coif, nationally recognized as a mark of excellence in
I Prominent graduates include former Chicago mayors
Richard M. Daley and his father, Richard J. Daley; William
Bauer, senior justice, Seventh Court of Appeals; Robert
Clifford, partner, Clifford Law Offices; Robert Harris, public
guardian, Cook County; Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and chief
technology officer, Global and America business, IBM; Jack
Greenberg, former CEO, McDonald’s Corp.; Carole Doris,
chairman, Metra Board of Directors; and Anne Pramaggiore,
president and COO, ComEd.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Charles Suchar, Dean
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS)
is recognized for its innovative liberal studies core
curriculum that combines critical thinking with
community engagement to provide students with
solid career preparation. DePaul’s first and largest
college offers a wide range of degree programs, from
traditional majors such as English and philosophy to
innovative programs such as Islamic World Studies,
unique interdisciplinary majors and combined
bachelor/graduate degree options.
I A total of 3,444 undergraduate and 1,282 graduate students
were enrolled in LAS in fall 2011. Even though the college
itself is large, about 70 percent of its classes have 30 or
I The college has 314 full-time faculty members in 28
undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs. Its size
enables a depth and breadth of academic programs rarely
found in liberal arts colleges, ensuring a strong
I In January 2012, the college dedicated the $33 million
Arts and Letters Building, a four-story building with a
central atrium, 47 state-of-the-art classrooms, a PC lab for
math and science specialties, student study areas and
lounges and faculty offices.
I The School of Public Service is one of the few in the nation,
with a unique curriculum that integrates nonprofit
management and public administration.
I The National Security Agency and STARTALK 2011 awarded
grants totaling $200,000 to fund two of DePaul’s Chinese
I Prominent graduates include Carla Michelotti, global chief
legal, government and corporate affairs officer at Leo
Burnett Company, Inc. and executive vice president and
general counsel, Leo Burnett Worldwide; Martin Castro,
chair, Illinois Human Rights Commission; Luis Sanches,
policy director, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense;
Roberto Romo, senior program officer for the Illinois Clean
Energy Community Foundation; and Laura Cordero, judge
of the Superior Court of Washington, D.C.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Jerry Cleland, Interim Dean
In response to the growing demand for well-educated
professionals in the rapidly growing health care and
science fields, DePaul established its 10th college, the
College of Science and Health (CSH), in 2011. It
includes the programs of biology, chemistry,
environmental science, health sciences, mathematics,
nursing, physics, psychology, and science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) studies.
I In the fall of 2011, CSH enrolled 2,125 undergraduate and 708
graduate students. The college has 129 faculty members.
I The health sciences degree, established in 2011, is DePaul's
fastest growing major. The major offers two concentrations:
bioscience—for careers in one-on-one patient care, such as
medicine or nursing—and health care policy and practice—
for careers in health care administration, public health or
I Opened in 2009, the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan
Environmental Science and Chemistry Building received a
gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building
Council. Together with its sister building, completed in 1998,
it creates an interdisciplinary education and research hub.
I DePaul’s doctoral programs in community psychology and
clinical-community psychology won the inaugural Award in
Excellence in Education Programs from the Society for
Community Research and Action, a division of the American
I Leonard A. Jason, director of the Center for Community
Research, received a $3.3 million National Institutes
of Health grant to conduct a comparative study of
aftercare programs for ex-offenders with a history of
I Kenshu Shimada, associate professor of biology and
environmental science, detailed his discovery of
Bonnerichthys, a giant prehistoric fish, in the internationally
acclaimed journal Science.
I Prominent graduates include Luis Nuñez, deputy associate
lab director, Argonne National Laboratories; Ruth Brinkley,
president and CEO, Carondelet Health Network; Dennis
Cesarotti, president, Aires Environmental Services; Linda
DeGutis, director, National Center for Injury Prevention and
Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
Peggy Troy, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Children’s
SCHOOL FOR NEW LEARNING
Marisa Alicea, Dean
The School for New Learning (SNL) has earned
international acclaim for its innovative approach to
teaching adult students. The school gives students
college credit for what they have learned from life
and work experience and allows them to fully
customize their undergraduate or graduate degree.
I In fall 2011, SNL enrolled 1,974 students on five campuses and
through online courses. The average student is 39 years old.
A total of 88 percent attend classes part time; 42 percent are
students of color; 47 percent live in the suburbs and another
43 percent live in Chicago.
I SNL was founded in 1972, making DePaul one of the first
universities in the United States to meet the needs of older
students through a separate college.
I SNL’s dean, Marisa Alicea, is one of the few Latinas in a
high-level position in higher education (nationally, only 2.4
percent of academic deans are Hispanic).
I In 2007, University Business Magazine named SNL’s Chronic
Illness Initiative one of its “30 Smart Business Ideas.” The
initiative allows students with chronic illnesses to earn a
college degree outside the constraints imposed by
I SNL professor Miriam Ben-Yoseph was named the 2006
Illinois Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education.
I The school was named one of six “Best Practice” institutions
in North America by the Council for Adult and Experiential
Learning. The American Productivity and Quality Center has
praised SNL for its individualized education of adult students.
I Prominent graduates include Anne Burke, justice, Illinois
State Supreme Court; Bertram Scott, president of U.S.
commercial business, CIGNA; Veronica Cavallaro, director,
Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Co.; Epifanio
Vazquez, Jr.; senior vice president and head of global
information security, VISA; Ronald Markham, senior vice
president and chief information officer, SPSS; and Laura
Thrall, CEO, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Donald Casey, Dean
The renowned School of Music admits only the most
talented students to its award-winning programs in
performance, music composition, music education, jazz
studies, sound recording technology and performing
I The school enrolled 245 undergraduate and 137 graduate
students in fall 2011.
I The school’s 120 full- and part-time faculty members
perform in many of Chicago’s renowned music institutions,
including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of
Chicago, the Chicago Chamber Musicians and numerous
chamber music and jazz ensembles.
I More than 300 public performances in a variety of musical
styles each year are presented at the DePaul Concert Hall
and Recital Hall in Lincoln Park, DePaul’s Merle Reskin
Theatre and the Jazz Showcase in the South Loop, and
Orchestra Hall at Chicago’s Symphony Center.
I The award-winning DePaul Jazz Ensemble performs publicly
throughout the academic year at jazz clinics
I Bob Lark, director of the jazz education program, received
Down Beat magazine’s 2010 Jazz Education Achievement
I Two record labels, Jazzed Media and Reference Recordings,
promote CDs created by the DePaul Jazz Ensemble at no
cost to DePaul and pay the school for CDs sold. This
arrangement is quite rare; most universities must pay a
record label to promote student recordings.
I Music students learn from the "masters" through
masterclasses throughout the year. Guest artists have
included: Piotr Beczala and Greer Grimley, stars of the Lyric
Opera of Chicago; Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano;
Rudresh Mahanthappa, jazz saxophone, composer and
recording artist; Mark O'Connor, violinist and composer;
Mike Roylance, tuba, Boston Symphony Orchestra; and
Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet, Berlin Philharmonic.
I Prominent graduates include recently retired Chicago
Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Samuel Magad;
Chicago Children’s Choir Artistic Director Josephine Lee;
Metropolitan Opera baritone Stephen Powell; jazz artists
Brian Culbertson and Joe Vito; and members of the rock
THE THEATRE SCHOOL
John Culbert, Dean
The Midwest’s oldest theatre training conservatory,
The Theatre School offers highly specialized programs
that employ a learning-by-doing approach, featuring
student work in all areas of production. Admission to
the extremely selective program is limited, ensuring a
rigorous, intensive, hands-on education.
I In fall 2011, The Theatre School enrolled 289 undergraduate
and 38 graduate students.
I The Theatre School’s faculty
includes 102 working
professionals who are among
the most recognized and in-
demand theatre artists in
Chicago and elsewhere today.
I More than 30,000 people
annually attend more than
40 productions presented by
The Theatre School as part of
its Showcase, Chicago
Playworks, New Directors
Series or New Playwrights
I Chicago magazine’s “Best of Chicago 2011” named TimeLine
Theatre, founded by DePaul alumni, the best theatre company
in Chicago. It also named faculty members Dexter Bullard its
director of choice and Nick Sandy Pullin actor of choice for
2011. Pullin was named artistic director of Remy Bumppo
Theatre in 2012.
I The Backstage College Guide to the Performing Arts lists
The Theatre School, along with Yale, Juilliard and Carnegie
Mellon, as “prime examples of places that look after their
own. The networks that these schools have developed on
a national scale can be invaluable for new graduates.”
I The Theatre School will move into its new home, a 165,000-
square-foot multipurpose facility designed by internationally
renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, in 2013.
I Prominent graduates include actors Gillian Anderson,
W. Earl Brown, Monique Coleman, Judy Greer, Elizabeth
Perkins, Amy Pietz, Jacqueline Williams and Oscar-nominee
John C. Reilly; Tarell McCraney, award-winning playwright;
Criss Henderson, executive director, Chicago Shakespeare
Theatre; and Tim Nordwind, bassist for the Grammy Award-
winning band OK Go.
DePaul’s alumni network is now nearly 150,000
strong. Two-thirds live in the Chicago metropolitan
area, leading Crain’s Chicago Business to dub DePaul
“the backbone of Chicago business.” Alumni are
active and vital contributors to the university,
Chicago, communities worldwide, and to almost
every type of corporation and organization.
I DePaul awards more than 6,000 degrees annually.
I Employers seek DePaul alumni. Surveys indicate that
82 percent of 2010 baccalaureate recipients were employed
and/or in graduate school within six months of graduation,
an 8 percent increase over 2009. In addition, 71 percent of
bachelor’s degree recipients and 46 percent of master’s
degree recipients found a new job or a better job with their
existing employer after graduation—evidence that even in a
competitive marketplace, DePaul graduates have the
practical experience and expertise to advance and succeed
in their chosen fields.
I Alumni live in all 50 states, five U.S. territories and about 50
countries worldwide. Over 97,000 live in the Chicago area.
The countries with the largest number of DePaul alumni
outside the United States are Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand
I DePaul alumni make up a substantial portion of the work
force for many notable Chicago employers, including
Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Allstate Insurance, Chicago
Public Schools, City of Chicago, JPMorgan Chase, Kraft
General Foods, Morningstar and Motorola.
I Alumni chapters exist in Chicago, Arizona, Southern
California, New York City, Denver and Washington, D.C.,
Alumni events typically occur in more than 20 cities across
the country and around the world every year.
I More than 1,000 alumni mentor students and their fellow
alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK)
program. Alumni actively take part in career networking and
professional development activities, where they interact
with current students, faculty and staff.
I DePaul offers graduates opportunities to continue to
develop both professionally and intellectually through
networking events, continuing education, professional
development classes and formal degree programs.
Enthusiastic students organized DePaul’s first sports
team just two years after the university was founded;
the Blue Demons have inspired a passionate following
ever since. A member of the elite BIG EAST Conference
since 2005, DePaul competes in NCAA Division I in
I DePaul sponsors teams in men’s and women’s basketball,
cross country, soccer, tennis, and track and field, in women’s
softball and volleyball, and in men’s golf.
I DePaul teams and athletes have appeared in NCAA
post-season competitions 41 times in the past decade.
I DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno was an
assistant coach for the USA Basketball National Team that
won the FIBA World Championships in October 2010. The
gold medal was the third for Bruno with USA Basketball.
He notched his 500th win as a coach early in DePaul's
2010-2011 season and was named an assistant for the 2012
U.S. Olympic team.
I In 2010-11, four DePaul programs—men's and women's
basketball, golf and women's tennis—were recognized
by the NCAA for having a perfect APR rate, which measures
retention and graduation. DePaul led all BIG EAST programs
with five teams—women's basketball, golf, men's soccer,
softball and women's tennis—that were recognized by the
league with the Team Academic Excellence Awards, which
recognizes the highest collective grade-point averages in
each conference sport.
I In 1900, when DePaul’s first athletic team was organized,
the monogram “D” was selected for the uniforms. From
this originated the nickname “D-men,” which evolved into
“Demons.” The color blue signifies loyalty and was chosen
in 1901 by a student vote.
I DePaul’s men’s basketball program gained national
prominence under longtime coach Ray Meyer. Meyer’s teams
won the NIT in 1945 (then the only national competition),
made 21 post-season appearances and reached the NCAA
Final Four in 1978-79. He was elected to the Naismith
Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979, the fourth active
coach to be so honored.
I Prominent graduates include National Basketball Association
players George Mikan (one of the “NBA 50 Greatest
Players”), Mark Aguirre, Terry Cummings and Rod Strickland;
Women’s National Basketball Association player Latasha
Byears; champion hurdler Kerry Sloan; and sports agents
Todd Musburger and Stephen Zucker.
DePaul prepares its students to be global citizens
through a vibrant network of study-abroad and
overseas degree programs that enable faculty and
students to bring new perspectives back to their
classrooms and careers.
I DePaul regularly sponsors between 50 and 65 study abroad
programs in about 35 countries. Over 1,000 students and
approximately 60 faculty members participate each year.
Activities include short-term study (two to three weeks),
intensive summer study (five to eight weeks) and term-long
study (10 weeks or more). Programs are offered through
study abroad partnerships with DePaul’s schools and
colleges and with universities and language schools around
I DePaul launched its FY@broad, a study abroad program for
freshmen, in 2009. The program sends groups of students
to study in Jordan, Germany and Ireland.
I Over 1,300 students from about 100 countries study at
DePaul annually. Most of them are graduate students in the
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (KGSB) and the
College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM).
I KGSB faculty members teach the MBA program in Manama,
Bahrain, and Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, they teach the
Master of Science in Human Resources program in Bahrain.
I CDM offers the Atlantis Dual Degree Program, a trans-
Atlantic exchange program in technology and business that
enables students to earn a technology degree from DePaul
and an international business degree from Linköping
University in Sweden.
I The School for New Learning offers a Bachelor of Arts in
DePaul students begin blazing successful academic
and career paths well before they graduate.
I Lauren LeStourgeon, a senior majoring in environmental
science, won the undergraduate student poster competition
at the 2011 Great Midwestern NASA Space Grant Regional
Meeting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her research is in the area of earth system science and
focuses on plant-atmosphere interactions. She conducted
part of her project during the summer at the Toolik Field
Station in Alaska.
I College of Law student Margaret Kuzma was a 2011 recipient
of the prestigious Skadden Fellowship, awarded to a select
and distinguished group of law students from around the
country who, like Kuzma, aim to put their legal skills to work
for the public good.
I The Society of Professional Journalists named SPJ DePaul
as its National Outstanding Campus Chapter of the Year.
SPJ DePaul also received the SPJ Region 5 Campus Chapter
of the Year award.
I For the second time in five years, a team of students from
DePaul's chapter of the Midwest Association of Hispanic
Accountants won first place in the KPMG-Association of
Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Case
Competition. It was the ninth time that DePaul participated
in the annual accounting showdown.
I Student Yuki Ota won first prize at the 2011 Solo Artist
Competition at the Chicago Flute Club, while violinist
Jennifer Lee won the silver medal at the Forte
I Octodad, a computer game created by students in CDM's
Computer Game Development program, was one of 10
finalists in the Independent Games Festival’s international
competition for university and trade school students. CDM
students also placed in the top 10 with Devil's Tuning Fork
the previous year.
I CDM's Security Deamons student team won the 2011 Illinois
Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
I Twenty students in COE's counseling program helped lobby
the Illinois Legislature to pass an anti-bullying bill, signed by
the governor in the spring, which requires schools to form
I Theatre student Rachel Claxton won first place in The
Painter's Journal Young Scenic Artist Award competition.
LINCOLN PARK This graceful residential campus on Chicago’s
Near North Side is surrounded by boutiques and restaurants and
is just a mile from Wrigley Field and the beaches of Lake
Michigan. DePaul is one of the “Schools with the Most Beautiful
Campus in an Urban Setting,” according to Kaplan Publishing’s
“The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide To The 328 Most
Interesting Colleges.” It is home to the colleges of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences, Science and Health, and Education, and the
schools of Music and Theatre.
LOOP Anchoring the thriving
South Loop education district,
the Loop Campus is an
integral part of Chicago’s
famed State Street. Students
have a wealth of cultural and
business resources at their
doorstep, from the Art
Institute and Millennium Park
to corporate headquarters
and the LaSalle financial
district. The colleges of
and Law, the School for New
Learning, and the College of
Computing and Digital Media
are based here.
serving adult students,
Naperville is the largest of
the three suburban campuses.
It houses its own library,
computer labs and an array
of student services.
O’HARE Founded in 1977 to serve the needs of frequent
travelers as well as residents of the northwest side, the O’Hare
Campus moved into new space at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in
fall 2010. The site includes a multimedia center, library
resources and computer labs.
OAK FOREST Serving students who work or live in the
south and southwest suburbs as well as on the south side of
Chicago, this newly renovated campus features networked
classrooms and an expanded computer lab.
For detailed directions to each of our campuses,
go to depaul.edu/directions.
timeline I 1962
Purchased Richard M.
and Maggie C. Daley
Building at 14 E. Jackson.
School of Business
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1948 I psychology and
held in established.
Master of Business philosophy,
the Loop. Enrollment 23,401
graduate degree, I 1974
established. First suburban
Enrollment 11,500 campus opened
in Park Ridge.
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1907 I College of Commerce, School First residence McGowan
St. Vincent’s of Music established; College South opened
re-chartered of Law affiliates with DePaul. for classes.
as DePaul Enrollment 540 Enrollment 25,072
University. I 1972
School for New I 1994
DePaul one of first Catholic
Learning established, The School of Computer
universities in U.S. to admit female
one of first in nation Science, Telecommunications
students in co-educational setting.
created exclusively and Information Systems
for adult students. established (now College of
1945 I Enrollment 9,311 Computing and Digital Media).
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College of Science
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and Heath established
Institute of Chicago.
in 2012. Commerce
College of Business.
DePaul is known for providing a high-caliber education
to students from a broad range of backgrounds, with
particular attention to first-generation students. It is
nationally recognized for incorporating service
learning throughout its curriculum and for delivering
real-world knowledge in an urban, multicultural
environment. DePaul was founded in 1898 by members
of the Congregation of the Mission, known as the
Vincentians. Its patron is St. Vincent de Paul, a Roman
Catholic priest renowned for his commitment to
service and changing the world for the better. Fifteen
Vincentians teach and serve on campus today.
I DePaul is the largest Catholic university and the ninth
largest private, not-for-profit university in the nation.
I Total enrollment in fall 2011 was 25,398, including
16,384 undergraduate, 7,983 master’s and Ph.D., and
1,031 law students.
I There were 956 full-time faculty members in 10
colleges and schools in fall 2011.
I DePaul offers about 300 undergraduate and graduate
programs of study.
I DePaul has two primary campuses in Chicago and
three suburban campuses.
I DePaul is a member of the BIG EAST Conference and
competes in NCAA Division I in 13 sports.
I Undergraduate tuition for most incoming full-time
freshmen in 2011-2012 is $30,000. Tuition for students
in Music and Theatre is slightly higher but guaranteed
for four years.
I In 2010-2011, DePaul oversaw the awarding of about
$420 million in financial aid and assistance.
I The operating budget for 2011-2012 is $545.6 million.
I DePaul’s endowment and institutional reserve funds are
invested in long-term investment pools whose aggregate
market value was $384.2 million on June 30, 2011.
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