If you are thinking about applying to Depauw University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
DePauw University offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Depauw University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Depauw University is 69%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%. In 2021, Depauw University admitted 100 of the 145 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Depauw University is moderately difficult. Depauw University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Depauw University **accepted 68% of students, around 3,754 of the 5,481 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Depauw University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, Depauw University waitlisted 27 students. Of those, 7 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Depauw University must submit the following items. Double check with Depauw University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Depauw University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Depauw University 43% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 69% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At DePauw University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||24%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Depauw University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Depauw University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 60% of Depauw University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Depauw University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Depauw University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Depauw University student is 1245.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Depauw University students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Depauw University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Depauw University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Depauw University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Depauw University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Depauw University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Depauw University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Depauw University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Depauw University.
Does Depauw University accept transfer credits?
Depauw University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Depauw University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Depauw University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Depauw University?
Depauw University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Depauw University? Depauw University is a somewhat selective institution. The Depauw University acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Depauw University is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Depauw University is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Depauw University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Depauw University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1360 and Above
1130 to 1360
1130 and Less
The median SAT score for Depauw University students is 1245. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Depauw University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Depauw University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Depauw University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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