Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1125
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $33,390
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,850
  • University Selectivity
    60%
  • University Yield
    26%
  • Average Salary
    $53,591
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1912
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1 E Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60604, United States
Website
405x225

Driehaus College of Business

Established in 1912, the Driehaus College of Business is the nation's tenth oldest business school and serves individuals and organizations seeking access to the highest quality business education as a means for achieving intellectual and professional goals. Our outstanding faculty represents a diverse blend of leading scholars and distinguished business professionals who bring real world experience to the classroom. Many of our professors are nationally recognized in their fields. Also, our school is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, which serves as a dynamic learning laboratory for the college.

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Every teacher has their doctorates degree, and have a full time job other than just teaching here at DePaul. A lot of teachers have written their own books, and have their own experiences they bring to the classroom.

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About DePaul University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
60% DePaul University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. Application essay
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
26929% 26,929
60% 60
26% 26
60% School Selectivity
26% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Please refer to our website: http://www.depaul.edu/admission-and-aid/types-of-admission/Pages/default.aspx.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
5858% 5,858
66% 66
30% 30
66% Program Selectivity
30% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Based on research and DePaul’s student-centered approach to education, DePaul has adopted a test-optional alternative for freshman admission.

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 76
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 29%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 3%
  • Other 1%
  • Non-profit 0%
KPMG 16
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 14
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 13
  • Ernst & Young 6
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
70% 69.5
17% 16.796475409836066
70% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
43% Graduates seeking full-time employment
57% Graduates not seeking employment
29% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4
$56,000.00
55K 57K
Finance/Accounting
77% 77
$55,459.00
45K 60K
General Management
0% 0
Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
3% 3
$62,000.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
13% 13
$43,889.00
39K 55K
Operations/Production
3% 3
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
54% 54
$55,156.00
45K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
0% 0
Data not provided
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Financial Services
29% 29
$55,706.00
50K 62K
Government/Education
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
$57,000.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3
$56,000.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
0% 0
Data not provided
Transportation
9% 9
$39,167.00
39K 40K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
1% 1
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. West
86% 86
$47,048.00
28K 103K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 17
  • DePaul University 17
  • J.P. Morgan Chase 14
  • UBS Financial 8
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 64
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 231
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,235
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Alumni Mentoring Program, Credit based Career Management Course, 4-credit internship courses, Internship Preparation Program, Employer Office Hours, Employer Workshops, Employer Presentations, Employer Networking Events customized for specific majors, Alumni Employer Site Visits, Dedicated Career Advisors provide drop in, on-site, phone and online advising, Classroom Presentations, Jump Start event for Accounting & Finance enrolled transfers, Financial Fitness & Money Management Program.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$47,227
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,390
  • Fees $600
  • Expenses $13,237
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$47,227
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,390
  • Fees $600
  • Expenses $13,237
73% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 46%
  • Merit 54%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.depaul.edu/admission-and-aid/financial-aid/Pages/default.aspx
Scholarships
$36,084,916
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$38,729,347
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Driehaus College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
41% 38
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
52% 30
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Driehaus College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Business Administration
More Information
Business Program Classes
12% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
87% 21 to 50 students
30 Average number of students in non-business required electives
125 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Global Distribution Systems
  • Sustainable Management
  • Selling Pro and Collegiate Sports
  • Auditing II
  • Business/Economics Forecasting
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BSB (Bachelor of Science in Business)
  • BAGB (Bachelor of Arts in General Business)
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
248% 248
42% 42
Prominent Faculty
  • James Shilling

    Real Estate

  • Belverd Needles

    Accounting

  • Bin Jiang

    Operations Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    On-Campus Employment: 3,000 students are employed on-campus, including communications assistants, HRIS assistants, data specialists, web programmers, residential assistants and researchers. DePaul’s University Internship Program assists students in finding part-time, paid and unpaid positions related to their academic major, concentration and professional goals. Students may choose to earn course credit while completing an internship to fulfill their Experiential Learning requirement.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    DePaul's International Programs Office, in partnership with the Driehaus College of Business, offers overseas study seminars for course credit. Recent trips have visited China, Greece, Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Turkey, among others, on faculty led study tours. These international seminars award four hours of course credit. Study Abroad course work may also fulfill students’ Experiential Learning requirement.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning provides educational opportunities grounded in Vincentian community values to DePaul Students. The center seeks to develop mutually beneficial, reciprocal relationships with community organizations in order to develop a sense of social agency in our students through enrollment in CbSL courses, community internships, and community-based student employment. Courses offered through the Steans Center may fulfill a student’s Experiential Learning requirement.

Students

22% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 42% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1205 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
59% 59
Hispanic
17% 17
Asian American
13% 13
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
5%
85%
3%
3%
3%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
5% 5
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
85% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
59% 59
75% 75

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 30,547
Alumni Donations
$100 Average Gift $588,920 Largest Gift

John D. Cologna, retired Manager of Development and Planning at General Electric

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Richard Driehaus

    President, Driehaus Capital Management, Inc.

  • Jim Jenness

    Chairman of the Board, Kellogg Co.

  • Stacy Janiak

    Managing Partner, Deloitte