DePaul University
Chicago, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
21,613
Students Applied
59%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2965
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
113
80%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1180
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
640
Reading
25th
540
75th
640
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
48%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 312-362-8300
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
DePaul University has such a high-quality alumni connection, and finding a job is almost inevitable. My current employer was a graduate of DePaul looking to help out a fellow student. I highly recommend jumping into the city life head first and embracing all the networking available.
Ashley from Chicago, IL
Realize that there is a lot to be learned not only in the class room, but from the university and the city. Make your experience worth it and get involved, explore the city (safely) and take advantage of every opportunity- remember you are only here for 4 years, and this is your chance.
Ashley from Hickory Hills, IL
Apply as early as possible, for everything! DePaul bases their academic scholarships on a first come, first serve basis. Also, if you make your decision early, applying for housing early gives you your best chance at getting the dorm you want, since there is limited housing for students. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) as early as you can too, because DePaul may give out additional financial aid, even if you do not qualify for federal aid.
Gwendolyn from Chelsea, MI
Make sure you take advantage of everything that Chicago has to offer. There are so many opportunities that you may drown in them, so keep your head above water and your eyes on your goals.
Brian from Angola, IN
1. Apply early for everything, aside from your application for the school, remember to apply for FAFSA, housing, and your courses because the good classes always go first.

2. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask the school about the program they offer for your major, or ask other students their opinions on the school.

3. Take a school tour if you wish. I did not and I still loved it, but it may be helpful so that you know more of less about the area and know which buildings you can have class in, find food, or meet with advisors.

4. Keep on top of your work at all times. 10 weeks will fly by quickly and with everything going on in the city and on campus it is easy to get distracted. However, there is always time for you to get back on track and there are people who will help you when you are struggling.

5. Have fun! There is too much going on at DePaul and in Chicago for you to not enjoy yourself and get the most out of your college experience. DePaul is a great place to be and is filled with happy and helpful people.
Felicia from Atascosa, TX
For those who are thinking of attending DePaul sometime in the future, my advice is to enjoy yourself, and not take everything too seriously. It truly is a fun and laid-back school where you can find yourself and your interests, and you will also find others who share that same interest. Also, attend on-campus events; it makes the college experience much more fun.
Patrice from Sauk Village, IL
DePaul is on the quarter system, meaning you would have finals 3 times a year instead of 2 times. It takes time to get used to but it's not so bad. Also, take advantage of your resources! From things like the writing center, to your Chicago Quarter Mentor, all these things are there to help you succeed at DePaul!
Genie from Bolingbrook, IL
Use every tutor you can get your hands on and jin a few clubs.
Stephen from Chicago, IL
A few tips for prospective students would be, your high school years are what you make it, so get more involved, strive for good grades, test scores aren't everything so if thats not your thing don't worry about it too much, you have the option not to send it in. DePaul has about 15 different merit or activity based scholarships, keep working hard and theres no reason why you shouldn't receive one.
Gina from Edina, MN