DePaul University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 140 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASPAA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 23,110 (15,407 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 33% part-time, 67% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $19,689
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

DePaul University has a fantastic graduate program for counseling students. The faculty is knowledgeable, approachable, and fair. I have learned so much through this program and I believe that I will be properly prepared for my career when I graduate. My only concern is the tuition, as it is a private university and within Chicago city limits, which explains the high cost of living. There are not many scholarships available, but their financial aid department is very informative and helpful so I feel as though I can manage paying off my student loans after graduation. If you are considering becoming a counselor, I highly recommend DePaul University as a place for you to get a high quality education.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Studying at DePaul has been a pleasure. Like all schools there are problems for example, some professors who may technically be qualified to teach future teachers, some have either never been a teacher or taught at the college level. The staff are very helpful in answering questions in a timely manner, and giving feedback if needed. The program is paced at a rate that allows those who have never taught to learn how to become teachers with appropriate terminology and skills needed for tasks such as testing. Being in the Special Education program, we focused a lot on working in the special education area of teaching. Different testing measures were taught but as well practiced so that the test becomes familiar for future use. Although special education is a very important part of teaching in special education, the program was also to teach how to become elementary teachers which was not focused on much. I would recommend the program for those who want to focus on becoming a special education teacher.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, I believe my graduate education at DePaul University has been excellent. The workload is rigorous but manageable, the professors are responsive, and the content is new and interesting. I do wish there were more career-focused discussions and information, but it is available if sought out.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

It is a great school, if only a bit pricey. but all equipment is prevalent and up to date
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Experienced professors who are very accessible and can separate theory from practice, great student-teacher ratio, flexible courses, located in the middle of downtown Chicago, great alumni network. Cons: Expensive, high cost-of-living(but it's Chicago), coursework is less rigorous is some areas, expensive.
2.38 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - The HCI program is the only one of it's kind in the area. Additionally, the fact that there are so many online students from all over the world speaks to the quality of the information being taught. The program is well known by employers and provides a great network of people for future employment opportunities. Cons - DePaul has a good reputation, but is often overshadowed by University of Chicago and Northwestern, also in Chicago. Because it's not very hard to be accepted into the program, you run the risk working on many group projects with people who are not very knowledgeable. Overall though, students are eager and smart.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are definitely knowledgeable of the topics they are teaching, many with decades of real-world experience. The quality of education is directly comparable to the cost. Financial Aid is not as available as many students would like it to be.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love DePaul. It's a whole different community from where I went to undergrad and I love it. The education and resources are top notch and I feel very fortunate to be able to go to school here.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a great Law School with amazing and extremely smart professors. They are always available for help on class work and career advice. DePaul College of Law has an extremely large and beneficial alumni network that does everything they can to help. This is especially beneficial if you plan to practice law in Chicago. Cons: it is a small campus and there is hardly any diversity.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

Quality program with outstanding facilities and technology. Parking and tuition are not big sellers here.
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