DePaul University or Columbia?
I have applied to DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago and I plan on studying journalism. They are both in an amazing area in Chicago (the South Loop), but I was wondering you opinion on them. I know Columbia will cost be about $10,000 less a year than DePaul. Which school has a better internship program? Which school has better parties? Which school has better student life/happiness? Which college has the best opportunities? The best education for the price? Anything help will be appreciated, I'm open to any opinion or impression on these two schools. Thanks
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
DePaul is much better in every category except two. The school is nationally ranked in multiple catergories and as a whole. However, Columbia is ranked #13 in the nation for photography, which ties them with Columbia University. The school is also ranked #76 for fine arts by USNews. I would choose DePaul except for those two categories. Here is a list of DePaul alumni:
Richard Driehaus, CEO, Driehaus Capital Management
Jack Greenberg, former CEO, McDonald's Corporation
James M. Jenness, CEO, Kellogg Company
Curtis J. Crawford, CEO, XCEO, Inc.
Edward J. Joyce, President and COO, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Greg Silich, Entrepreneur, former Leo Burnett CFO
Laura Thrall, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Inc
Bertram L. Scott, President, U.S. Commercial, CIGNA
Peggy Troy, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System
Frank M.Clark, Chairman and CEO, ComEd
Jeffrey S.Aronin, President and CEO, Ovation Pharmaceuticals
Brooks Boyer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Chicago White Sox
Leticia Peralta Davis, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Martin Jahn, General Director, Volkswagen Group RUS
Sister Catherine Ryan, CEO, Maryville Academy
Daniel Ustian, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Navistar International Corp.
Thomas Briatico, President of Maytag Corporation
Robert E. Goldberg, Former Chairman, Chicago Board of Trade
Victor Faraci, Former Senior VP Marketing, Warner Bros.
Kerrie L. Holley, Chief Architect of IBM Global Services and IBM Distinguished Engineer; IBM Black Engineer of the Year Award Recipient 2003
John W. Martin, Jr., Former Vice President and General Counsel Ford Motor Co.
William W. Moreton, President and CFO, Potbelly Sandwich Works
Diane M. Pearse, CFO, Crate and Barrel
Peter Pesce, Executive Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Richard Rosenfield, Co-Chairman, California Pizza Kitchen
William M. Rudolphsen, Senior Vice President and CFO, Walgreens Co.
Daniel Ustian, CEO and President, Navistar International Corp.
Ernest R. Wish, Chairman of Wish Enterprises; Former Managing Partner, Coopers & Lybrand
Kathleen M. Waltz, President and CEO, Orlando Sentinel Communications
Daniel Krajnovich, CEO, United Healthcare of Indiana
Margaret G. McDermott, Executive Vice president and CEO, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago
Carol L. Schneider, President and CEO, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn
Donna Thompson, CEO, Access Community Health Network
Dan Evans, Former Vice President and General Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers
George Vukotich, Dean, Concordia University College of Business
Anthony J. Andrukaitis, Director, Kelso Technologies Inc
Deborah A. Carder, President, DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
Patricia J. Parson, Founder and former CEO, AmerInd, Inc
Anne Pramaggiore, President and COO, ComEd
Politicians, government officials and civic leaders:
Frank Annunzio, U.S. Representative from Illinois (1965–1993)
Michael A. Bilandic, past Mayor of Chicago
Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, 1st District
Joseph Burke, judge of the Illinois Appellate Court (1939–76)
Richard M. Daley, former Mayor of Chicago
Richard J. Daley, former Mayor of Chicago
Terrance Gainer, Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
Benjamin Hooks, former Executive Director of the NAACP
Laura Spurr, Chairwoman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (2000–2001, 2003–2010)[1
Samuel Skinner, former Chief Federal Prosecutor, U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush
Charles E. Tucker, Jr., U.S. Air National Guard Brigadier General
Dorothy Brown, Clerk, Cook County Circuit Court