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- Academicsgrade A minus
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade A
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade D+
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade A minus
- Safetygrade C
DePauw University is a private, top-tier national liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to a gold-standard educational experience that develops leaders the world needs and prepares our graduates for personal and professional success. Students are career-oriented, eager to take on rigorous classwork and enthusiastic about real-world experiences; more than 90% have internships or study abroad/away.
The campus includes a 520-acre Nature Park and is 100% residential, enhancing community and camaraderie in and out of the classroom; student-faculty relationships are cited as a powerful influence on graduates' lives. Centers and immersive Honors and Fellows programs provide intensive career and co-curricular activities. Many students participate in Greek life or are involved in more than 100 organizations and at least one of 23 Division III sports. The combination of small classes, consequential co-curriculars and an inclusive community provide an unsurpassed student experience.
DePauw University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Will You Get In?
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Economics95 Graduates
- Communications89 Graduates
- Computer Science50 Graduates
- Professional and Technical Writing26 Graduates
- Political Science and Government23 Graduates
- Psychology23 Graduates
- Public Health22 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science21 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology19 Graduates
- Biology19 Graduates
Honor Scholar and Fellows Programs
DePauw’s Honor Scholar and Fellows programs feature interdisciplinary, immersive experiences, and professional and academic development, that complement a chosen major or minor. Honor Scholar students gain academic breadth, while Fellows dive deep into a specified field. DePauw also features co-curricular Centers for more hands-on experiences that benefit students in a wide variety of fields.
- Work hard. Play Hard.48%
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 46 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
- Work hard. Play hard.58%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses