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DePauw University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1837
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,326
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $490,547,616
Admissions Address

313 S. Locust Street
Greencastle, IN 46135



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Stefanie Niles
Admissions office telephone: (765) 658-4006
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: January 1
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: February 15
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://www.depauw.edu/admission/applying/index.asp Tuition deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
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 N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A 10
Total academic units N/A 33

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: 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: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with 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: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 82%
Early-action acceptance rate: 79%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 51%
Total applicants: 4,074
Total acceptances: 2,751
Total freshman enrollment: 596
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 72%
Male applicants: 1,747
Male acceptances: 1,114
Male freshman enrollment: 259
Female applicants: 2,327
Female acceptances: 1,637
Female freshman enrollment: 337
Out-of-state freshmen: 57%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 165
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 38
Students enrolled from waiting list: 26

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 83%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 70%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 68%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 660
Math: 570 – 660
Combined: 1130 – 1320

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 11.4% 15.6%
600-699 45.4% 47.4%
500-599 38.0% 29.8%
400-499 4.7% 7.2%
300-399 0.5% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 56%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 29
Math: 25 – 30
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 25.0% 31.7% 22.5%
24-29 61.9% 51.2% 58.4%
18-23 12.5% 16.5% 16.2%
12-17 0.6% 0.6% 2.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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