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DePaul University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1898
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 14,893
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $285,203,000
Admissions Address

1 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Website

http://www.depaul.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@depaul.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Carlene Klaas
Admissions office telephone: (312) 362-8300
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://ws.is.depaul.edu/onlineapps  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $500 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 85%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 58%
Total applicants: 10,414
Total acceptances: 7,308
Total freshman enrollment: 2,537
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 58%
Male applicants: 4,203
Male acceptances: 2,914
Male freshman enrollment: 1,106
 
Female applicants: 6,211
Female acceptances: 4,394
Female freshman enrollment: 1,431
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 64%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 23%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 - 630
Math: 510 - 620
Combined: 1020 - 1250


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.9% 5.9%
600-699 31.1% 31.9%
500-599 43.7% 43.2%
400-499 17.1% 17.1%
300-399 1.2% 1.9%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 89%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 28
Math: 20 - 26
Composite: 21 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.6% 14.1% 7.1%
24-29 45.8% 41.3% 43.3%
18-23 45.3% 40.9% 40.1%
12-17 1.3% 3.7% 9.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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