DePauw University (DePauw)

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DePauw, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Greencastle, IN, a predominately rural area. DePauw University has an enrollment of over two thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1130 (25th percentile) to 1360 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) to 30 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the DePauw average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.64 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 64% with 13% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall DePauw Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for DePauw University was reported as 64.4% in Fall 2020 with over 4,940 college applications submitted to DePauw University. 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

  • DePauw ACT Scores: 23 - 30
  • DePauw Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into DePauw University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to DePauw University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

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 DePauw University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.4%
  • 2017-2018: 67.3%
  • 2018-2019: 62.6%
  • 2019-2020: 64.4%
  • Projected DePauw Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 60.0%

How Does DePauw Compare?

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology74.2%
Wabash College64.2%
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College67.2%
Marian University61.5%
Franklin College81.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to DePauw (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math570 - 700
Total Score1130 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 30
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