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DePauw Has Record Number Of Applications, Fewer Openings

March 27, 2001

harrison hall outside.jpgMarch 27, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University has smashed its record of completed applications received, only a year after setting a new high mark. The latest tally shows more than 3,300 high school students have applied for admission to DePauw, well above last year's record total of 3,040 applications. The University will be accepting about 2,200 students, approximately one hundred fewer than it did last year.

The median grade point average of this year's applicants is 3.66 on a four point, unweighted scale. The median verbal SAT score is 600, math is 610, and the median ACT score is 27. “We're excited. It's a really strong pool,” said Madeleine Eagon, vice president for admission and financial aid. “We've had another record-setting year and we feel DePauw is very well positioned to enroll the size of class we seek — a group of individuals with very strong academic credentials, leadership skills, service to others, and a desire to participate in the many activities DePauw has to offer.”

Eagon says DePauw's already fine reputation has been bolstered by the university's first ever showing in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World The BoulderReport 2001 rankings of America's best colleges. The University is also benefiting from the impetus of its announcement last April 28th that it raised more than $374 million in the “Campaign for DePauw: Leadership for a New Century”. Two weeks ago, Lilly Endowment granted $20 million to help create a national eLearning center at DePauw.

“DePauw's good news is translating to a great pool of applicants,” said Eagon. “More of the best and brightest students are placing DePauw at the top of their lists, which speaks volumes about this University and the educational and experiential opportunities it provides.”

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