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DePauw University

Greencastle, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%

Depauw University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into DePauw University. Around 66% of applicants get into DePauw University each year. Last year, 5,708 students applied to DePauw University and 3,756 were admitted.

Reach out to DePauw University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

DePauw University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of DePauw University's admissions stats.

DePauw University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 45%
Mean SAT Score 1245
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist Yes

DePauw University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for DePauw University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 1
Early Decision II Yes January 15 February 1
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 –

Want to Apply Early to DePauw University?

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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is December 1. DePauw University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at DePauw University is 67%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 66%. In 2022, DePauw University admitted 77 of the 115 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on DePauw University Admissions

Is DePauw University Difficult To Get Into?

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 2022, Depauw University accepted 66% of all applicants, approximately 3,756 from 5,708 applicants.

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.

Transferring to DePauw University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to DePauw University

DePauw University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does DePauw University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at DePauw University

What does DePauw University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with DePauw University for more information on admission factors.

DePauw University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to DePauw University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with DePauw University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into DePauw University?

Students admitted to DePauw University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9. DePauw University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At DePauw University 45% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At DePauw University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 42.83%
3.75 and 3.99 26.63%
3.50 and 3.74 15.08%
3.25 and 3.49 10.43%
3.00 and 3.24 2.98%
2.50 and 2.9 1.86%
2.00 and 2.49 0.19%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to DePauw University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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 2022, 34% of DePauw University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for DePauw University?

To be competitive with other DePauw University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1160 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At DePauw University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, 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 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of DePauw University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at DePauw University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for DePauw University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for DePauw University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to DePauw University

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 June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in DePauw University during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

DePauw University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to DePauw University?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to DePauw University.

Does DePauw University accept transfer credits?

βœ… DePauw University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does DePauw University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… DePauw University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to DePauw University?

βœ… DePauw University is not test optional.

What is DePauw University's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for DePauw University is 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at DePauw University?

βœ… DePauw University's early decision acceptance rate was 67% in 2021.

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Depauw University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Depauw University? Depauw University is a somewhat selective institution. The Depauw University acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Depauw University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1360


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1360 and Above


1160 to 1360


1160 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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 1160 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Depauw University.

Depauw University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Depauw University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.92. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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