Chances of getting into DePauw University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.3%
Admission Difficulty for DePauw University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into DePauw and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,479 out of 5,173 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 27 percent. DePauw University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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DePauw SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for DePauw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for DePauw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1290

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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 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 56 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
1390 and Above Good >78%
1285 to 1390 Avg + 67%-78%
1180 to 1285 Avg - 54%-67%
1075 to 1180 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1075 Low <41%
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DePauw ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for DePauw University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for DePauw University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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. The school ranks #7 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 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 >79%
26 to 29 Avg + 67%-79%
24 to 26 Avg - 57%-67%
22 to 24 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 22 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #4 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as DePauw accepts 67% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted DePauw University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

78% of DePauw University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted DePauw University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 49%
Top 25% of class 78%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

DePauw University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,796 2,377 5,173
Accepted 1,951 1,528 3,479
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 67%
Enrolled 293 302 595
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 20% 17%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
55

Applicants have 55 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to DePauw before the Feb 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.