Private 4 Year

DePaul Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

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Chances of getting into DePaul University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for DePaul University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into DePaul and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at DePaul is 70%.  It ranks #29 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. DePaul is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 19,575 out of 27,869 applicants were admitted.

DePaul University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.8. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The DePaul application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to DePaul University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

DePaul SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
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Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for DePaul University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
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SAT Scores for DePaul University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
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Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

DePaul ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
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ACT Scores for DePaul University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for DePaul University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

DePaul GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into DePaul University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into DePaul. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at DePaul University was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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 70% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted DePaul University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 31.96% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.08% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.06% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.44% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.32% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.17% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.98% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

DePaul University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,811 11,058 27,869
Accepted 11,995 7,580 19,575
Acceptance Rate 71% 69% 70%
Enrolled 1,544 1,230 2,774
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 144 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to DePaul University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

DePaul University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
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?

70% 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.