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.
Engaging professors that focus on students
Students describe our professors as personable and engaging, because they actually get to know them—more than 98 percent of all classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. With fewer than 40 students in the average class, our faculty know the names, concerns and goals of individuals. In other words, they care.
A global society on campus
We are the largest Catholic university in the country; we’re also widely known for welcoming students and employees from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. By nurturing diversity and being intentional about incorporating multiple viewpoints into academic and student life, we provide learning experiences that better reflect — and prepare students for — the world.