DePaul University (DePaul)

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DePaul can be found in Chicago, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at DePaul University number nearly 26,000 each year, and is one of the biggest universities in the state.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1050 (25th percentile) - 1260 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the DePaul average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.52. 60% of all students that apply are admitted to DePaul University, from which 20% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the DePaul acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall DePaul Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for DePaul University was reported as 59.9% in Fall 2013 with over 20,000 college applications submitted to DePaul. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • DePaul ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • DePaul Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into DePaul University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of DePaul University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for DePaul University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 64.2%
  • 2010-2011: 74.2%
  • 2011-2012: 64.1%
  • 2012-2013: 62.3%
  • 2013-2014: 59.9%
  • Projected DePaul Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.3%

How Does DePaul Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for DePaul University is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Illinois at Chicago71.4%
Northeastern Illinois University60.1%
Loyola University Chicago91.4%
Northwestern University15.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to DePaul (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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