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DePauw Admission Requirements

Greencastle, Indiana

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Chances of getting into DePauw University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
68%
Admission Difficulty for DePauw University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into DePauw and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at DePauw is 68%.  It ranks #0 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. DePauw is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,754 out of 5,481 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1110/1360 ACT 22/29). DePauw University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.8. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The DePauw application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to DePauw University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 67% of students submitted SAT scores and 59% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

DePauw SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT 
67%
SAT Scores for DePauw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for DePauw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to DePauw University?

DePauw University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 980. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. DePauw ranks #0 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

DePauw University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >80%
1235 to 1360 Avg + 68%-80%
1110 to 1235 Avg - 53%-68%
985 to 1110 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 985 Low <37%
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DePauw ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
59%
ACT Scores for DePauw University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for DePauw University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #0 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to DePauw University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

DePauw University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >82%
25 to 29 Avg + 68%-82%
22 to 25 Avg - 55%-68%
19 to 22 Reach 41%-55%
Less than 19 Low <41%
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DePauw GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.8
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into DePauw University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into DePauw. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at DePauw University was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 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 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted DePauw University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 34.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% 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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High School Class Rank

69% 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 43%
Top 25% of class 69%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

DePauw University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,994 2,487 5,481
Accepted 2,144 1,610 3,754
Acceptance Rate 72% 65% 68%
Enrolled 187 195 382
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 12% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
63

Applicants have 63 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

DePauw University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does DePauw University prefer SAT or ACT?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to DePauw. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into DePauw University?

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

What SAT score is required for DePauw University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1360. 67% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for DePauw University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.