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DePauw Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Admission Difficulty for DePauw University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into DePauw? The school has a 65% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,167 out of 4,848 applicants were admitted making DePauw a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. DePauw University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1120-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for DePauw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for DePauw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1340
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to DePauw University?

DePauw University typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

DePauw University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >76%
1230 to 1340 Avg + 65%-76%
1120 to 1230 Avg - 52%-65%
1010 to 1120 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1010 Low <39%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
ACT Scores for DePauw University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for DePauw University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into DePauw?

Admission data indicates that DePauw regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to DePauw University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

DePauw University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >78%
26 to 29 Avg + 65%-78%
24 to 26 Avg - 55%-65%
22 to 24 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 22 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.75
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into DePauw University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at DePauw University was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as DePauw accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted DePauw University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

DePauw University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,642 2,203 4,848
Accepted 1,781 1,386 3,167
Acceptance Rate 67% 63% 65%
Enrolled 304 255 559
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
43

Applicants have 43 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to DePauw University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

DePauw University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150400 IPEDS survey data for DePauw University.