DePaul GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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DePaul GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

DePaul University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
DePaul University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of DePaul's Admissions Standards:

About one in four DePaul University applicants will not be admitted. Successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school averages in the "A" or "B" range, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or better (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 19 or higher. The higher those grades and test scores, the better your chances are of receiving an acceptance letter. Note that DePaul recently went to a test-optional admissions policy, so grades are by far the most important factor in the admissions process.

You'll notice in the graph that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for DePaul University did not win admission. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because DePaul, like many of the country's selective private universities, uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. The admissions officers take into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essay, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation.

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