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DePauw University

Greencastle, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

About Depauw University

DePauw University is a small, Midwestern liberal arts institution dedicated to creating leaders the world needs. The university’s steadfast belief that the liberal arts and sciences develop well-rounded, capable individuals is demonstrated in its Gold Commitment. Students are career-oriented, eager to take on rigorous classwork and enthusiastic about real-world experiences; 90% of students serve internships or study off-campus/abroad. The campus is 100% residential, enhancing the sense of community and camaraderie that develops in the classroom, and 63% of DePauw students participate in the Greek system, creating lifelong connections. More than 26% of students participate in at least one of 23 Division III athletic teams. The combination of demanding academics, supportive faculty and staff members, consequential cocurricular experiences and an inclusive community results in a life of meaning and means among graduates.

DePauw University is a private, religious institution in the town of Greencastle, Indiana. Depauw University was founded in 1837 and enrolls 1,724 undergrads and no graduate students.

Depauw University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Depauw University. The acceptance rate at Depauw University is 65%. In 2022, 5,695 students applied to Depauw University and 3,683 were admitted.

DePauw University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 67%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%

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DePauw University is locatedin Greencastle, Indiana, near the city of Indianapolis.

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Depauw University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Depauw University is Jun 1.

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Depauw University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1400


Math SAT Range

580 - 740


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1400 and Above


1180 to 1400


1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Depauw University students is 1245. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Depauw University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Depauw University.

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Wondering what life at Depauw University is like? There are approximately 1,724 students enrolled at Depauw University. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from IN and 57% percent of students are from other states.


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