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Is DePaul University a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this DePaul University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: DePaul University G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on DePaul:

How Does DePaul Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual issues its Best Schools to Veterans ranking each year. This is a list of universities and colleges that do great work supporting veterans as they continue their studies.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked DePaul University at #510.The school also ranked #15 in our Best for Vets in Illinois ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how DePaul did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 455
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 395
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 436

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at DePaul ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Documentary Production Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best General Computer Programming Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Catholic Studies Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Computer Game Programming Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best General Graphic Communications Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Catholic Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Documentary Production Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Theatre Literature, History & Criticism Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Graphic Communications Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2

How Many Veterans Go to DePaul?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 528 G.I. Bill® students at DePaul. The school has a total enrollment of 21,922 students. This means that around 2.41% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at DePaul

DePaul University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

DePaul University does have a student veterans group.

Does DePaul Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
DePaul may grant college credit to you if you have specific knowledge from your life experiences. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

DePaul might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

DePaul Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
DePaul does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Army

Complaints to the VA About DePaul

Our data shows that DePaul has not received 1 complaints at the VA.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.Please note that the number of classified complaints may not equal the total, as one complaint might be for multiple reasons.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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