DePaul University

DePaul University, North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

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DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Motto: "I will show you the way of wisdom."

Endowment: $447 million (2015)

Administrative staff: 950 full-time, 1800 part-time annually (2016)

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Undergraduates: 15,407 (fall 2016 data)

Postgraduates: 7,703 (incl. 806 in law)

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