Private 4 Year

DePaul Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

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Chances of getting into DePaul University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for DePaul University
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow
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Find out which students are getting accepted at DePaul, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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How hard is it to get into DePaul and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,673 out of 26,169 applicants were admitted making DePaul a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. DePaul University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

DePaul SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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SAT Scores for DePaul University
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SAT Scores for DePaul University
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SAT Reading 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
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DePaul ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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ACT Scores for DePaul University
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
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ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

DePaul GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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What GPA do you need to get into DePaul University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into DePaul. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at DePaul University was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as DePaul accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted DePaul University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

57% of DePaul University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted DePaul University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

DePaul University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,747 10,422 26,169
Accepted 11,002 6,671 17,673
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 68%
Enrolled 1,513 1,062 2,575
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 16% 15%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 217 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to DePaul University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

DePaul University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at DePaul University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144740 IPEDS survey data for DePaul University.


What is my chance of getting into DePaul University?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to DePaul. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.