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Colleges / DePaul University

DePaul University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

About DePaul

DePaul University is a private, religious university in the city of Chicago, Illinois. DePaul was founded in 1898. The university currently enrolls around 20,917 students a year, including 14,134 undergraduates.

DePaul Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into DePaul. The acceptance rate at DePaul is 70%. In 2022, 22,302 out of 31,785 total applicants were accepted.

DePaul University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 84%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%

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DePaul University is located Chicago.

If you are interested in seeing DePaul for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, or book a flight to the nearest airport, O'Hare International, Chicago Midway.

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College Info

1 East Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Campus Setting: Urban

DePaul Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to DePaul is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to DePaul is Continuous processing.

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DePaul SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1290 and Above


1090 to 1290


1090 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for DePaul students is 1189. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to DePaul, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at DePaul.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at DePaul is like? There are approximately 20,917 students enrolled at DePaul, including 14,134 undergraduate students and 6,783 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from IL and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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