As the nation’s students begin heading back to class, a number of annual college rankings and surveys have been released that reflect the strong national reputation of DePaul University.
Among these is U.S. News & World Report which recognized DePaul as one of the top schools in the nation for service learning, in which community-based volunteer work is utilized as an instructional strategy.
Other academic rankings and reviews citing DePaul this summer include:
The 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Best 373 Colleges” which recognized DePaul in three categories of “Great Schools for 15 of the Most Popular Undergraduate Majors”—accounting, finance and communication. Princeton Review also recognized DePaul as one of the top 20 “Great College Towns,” the only Illinois college or university receiving that distinction.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education which recognized DePaul for its diversity, citing it on five of its nine lists this year for the top 100 institutions that confer degrees to minority students. DePaul was among the top institutions for master’s degrees received by African-American, Asian-American, Native-American and Latino students. The university also was among the top 50 schools for conferring law degrees for all minority student groups combined.
The 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges which noted that “DePaul gets the nod…as the best Roman Catholic university in Chicago. DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus is like a Midwestern version of New York’s Greenwich Village or Upper West Side.” The guide also noted that, “Few universities have come so far, so fast.”
Sierra Magazine which ranked DePaul 57 out of 162 colleges and universities reviewed for its annual “Cool Schools” survey. The survey examines a wide range of sustainability efforts of schools across the nation.