- Class: Freshman
- Major: Education
- Gender: F
- High School: Prospect High School
- Transfer Student: N
DePaul has a large student body but it feels like a small college. In every class I have taken the professor has known my name and helped me when I asked for it. Both main campuses are very compact and in the winter when it get ridiculously cold this is good! During the fall and spring when the weather is nice students tend to get out more and explore Chicago and all the fun things that are available but in the winter students tend to stay on campus. Lincoln Park is definitely not a college town. Also, there is virtually no school spirit. We don't even have a football team. Besides that it is a great school. The way the schedule is set up is nice, from having three day a week and two day a week classes or night classes. The six week break in the winter is a little awkward but it is a good time to get an easy class out of the way or work.
Every professor i have had has known my name. Studying varies between students and classes but the library is a lot more popular closer to finals time. Students at depaul are very intellectual. They are informed on current events and it isn't uncommon to walk past a group having an in depth discussion in the student center. The advising office is horrible! If you do go to DePaul you have to be sure to keep track of your own classes and what you have taken and be very persistent with the classes you would like to take!
DePaul students are mostly very politically aware or active. Most are Democrats but there is also a club with many members called DePaul Conservative Alliance and DePaul Republicans. Also, the student body is very social. If you are going to go to college and sit in your dorm room between classes, DePaul is not the place for you. Also, if you are a roll out of bed and throw on the same clothes you have been wearing for a week kind of person steer clear of DePaul. Generally the students look nice when they go to class though not everyone. When you walk through the cafeteria there is normally the sorority and fraternity tables where those people sit together, the athlete table where the basketball players sit together, and the theater student table. Of course there are other people as well but theres are the groups that always seem to be in the student center.
The Best Things
the city and the campus
The Worst Things
the winter and the lack of student involvement