DeVry University has several locations in Chicago including the Chicago campus, the Downtown campus and the O’Hare campus. The college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that students may obtain while studying in one of five schools. Housing is available for full-time students and there are several financial aid options for students that need assistance with tuition.
The university offers students the opportunity to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five colleges including Health Science, Engineering & Information Sciences, Liberal Arts & Science, Media Arts & Technology, and Business & Management.
Students studying in the college of Business & Management choose from such programs as an associate’s degree in accounting or a bachelor’s degree in technical management or business administration. There are also several master’s programs available. In addition to standard degrees, there are also several areas of specialization within the degree programs including criminal justice, hospitality management and sales and marketing.
For those interested in studying in the College of Engineering & Information Science, there are a variety of degrees including associate’s degrees in areas such as network systems administration. There are several bachelor’s programs including programs like computer engineering technology, games and simulation programming and network and communications management. There are also master’s programs and specializations within the bachelor’s programs. The game and sims degree in particular is a rare area of study that is difficult to find at other universities.
The College of Health Sciences offers a singular bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science as well as associate degrees in health information technology and electroneurodiagnostic technology. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences provides several bachelor’s and master’s programs. Both the Justice Administration and the Liberal Studies degrees include specialization options.
Finally, the College of Media Arts and Technology offers an associate’s in Web Graphic Design and a bachelor’s in multimedia design and development with several different specializations.
Admissions are non-competitive. Students wishing to attend need only follow a simple three-step process. To begin, students need to complete and submit the application along with the application fee. The application may be completed online or printed off and mailed in.
Next, official academic transcripts need to be sent to the admissions office. Finally, after the application is received, an admissions representative will contact the student to discuss career goals, available programs financial aid and housing opportunities. Once the student is accepted, an invitation to orientation will be issued.
DeVry also proudly accepts the GI Bill and provides excellent programs for veterans and those currently serving in the military.
The Financial Aid Office offers numerous aid options including traditional scholarships, grants and subsidized loans. In addition to these programs, In addition to these options, students may pay half of their expenses upfront then participate in a payment plan for the remainder. The university also offers an employer billing program for students whose employers are paying tuition for them.
In order to be considered for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Financial Aid that is available online starting in January every year. Financial information for both students and families is required in order to complete the application.
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Many students graduate to work at such companies as AT&T, GE, Boeing and Motorola because the college offers a world-class education available to students via traditional classroom training or online coursework. Entire degrees may be earned online so that students may continue to work and take care of their families while obtaining an education.
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Although the university doesn’t have an intercollegiate athletics association,students interested in participating in sports have the opportunity to do so via the EDGE Sports Program. This is a co-educational program that offers intramural sports including basketball (Trailblazers), flag football, soccer, volleyball and softball. There is also a bowling team called the Rockers.
Students also have the opportunity to suggest new sports and may assist with starting a new club if they are interested in doing so.
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The University Sponsored Housing Program offers students the opportunity to obtain affordable, all-inclusive housing that is convenient to class. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must pass a background check and submit a $250 refundable security deposit prior to moving in.
Though there are no Greek social organizations, there are many student organizations and clubs that offer students the chance to interact and be active in campus life. Some of these organizations are academic and some are social but all are interesting and fun!
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the entire student body. Members are voted in and serve to maintain open channels of communication between students and administration and promote leadership skills.
There are also numerous other clubs and organizations including the Alpha Chi and Tau Alpha Pi honor societies, the Ace Renegades who are dedicated to helping students with various design projects and the AITP, which is a worldwide society of information technology professionals.
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