In the land of da Bulls and da Bears, there's DePaul. One of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the US, DePaul has a total of about 25,000 students attending classes at its five Chicago-area campuses. Also one of the country's largest Catholic institutions of higher learning, the university offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs through about a dozen colleges and schools, including the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and the College of Communication. It has a student teacher ratio of 17 to 1. DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Vincentian religious community and is named after 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul.