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 23,000 each year, and is one of the biggest universities in the state.

68% of all students that apply are admitted to DePaul University, from which 14% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the DePaul acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall DePaul Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for DePaul University was reported as 68.2% in Fall 2020 with over 26,900 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for DePaul University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.7%
  • 2017-2018: 71.7%
  • 2018-2019: 67.5%
  • 2019-2020: 68.2%
  • Projected DePaul Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.0%

How Does DePaul Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for DePaul University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Illinois at Chicago72.7%
University of Chicago6.2%
Loyola University Chicago67.2%
Northwestern University9.1%

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 2020)

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