DePaul University

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The DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1898 as a Catholic university, it is today with about 24,000 students, the largest private university in Illinois and the largest Catholic university in the United States. The DePaul "part -time" MBA program with more than 2,000 students has been one of the top 10 in the U.S. ( ranking: U.S. News & World Report ).


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

Courses of Study

The curriculum includes:

  • Commerce / Economics
  • Computer science, telecommunications
  • Music
  • New Learning (adult education)
  • Education
  • Law
  • Theater


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

Famous people

Film, Media and Theatre


  • Ramsey Lewis - Jazz Musicians
  • Ray Manzarek - rock musician ( The Doors )
  • James Quinn - Composer
  • Chicago - jazz rock band