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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
313 S Locust St
Greencastle, IN 46135
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
From DePauw University

DePauw University is a small, Midwestern liberal arts institution dedicated to creating leaders the world needs. The university’s steadfast belief that the liberal arts and sciences develop well-rounded, capable individuals is demonstrated in its Gold Commitment. Students are career-oriented, eager to take on rigorous classwork and enthusiastic about real-world experiences; 90% of students serve internships or study off-campus/abroad. The campus is 100% residential, enhancing the sense of community and camaraderie that develops in the classroom, and 63% of DePauw students participate in the Greek system, creating lifelong connections. More than 26% of students participate in at least one of 23 Division III athletic teams. The combination of demanding academics, supportive faculty and staff members, consequential cocurricular experiences and an inclusive community results in a life of meaning and means among graduates.

DePauw University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1120-1340
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,262/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,305/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Honors and Fellows Programs

DePauw’s honor scholar and fellows programs are interdisciplinary, complementing a student’s chosen major or minor. Honor scholar students gain academic breadth, while fellows dive deep into a specified field. Where your research takes you – that’s for you to decide. A select number of high-achieving students are offered admission to the honor scholar and fellows programs.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,390Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Work hard. Play Hard.
    50%
  • Balanced
    33%
  • Determined
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
76%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Work hard. Play hard.
    61%
  • Wealthy
    22%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • Determined
    9%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $54,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    85%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    94%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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    DePauw University Reviews

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    I have only attended DePauw University for one semester which means there is a lot more on the campus for me to explore and participate in, but so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. There are many opportunities to study abroad and learn in an experimental setting rather than solely from textbooks. The relatively small class sizes are ideal because they allow me to form relationships with my professors and feel a sense of community that I would not have necessarily gotten at a larger institution. I am eager to see what other opportunities this beautiful campus has to offer.
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    I will be attending DePauw University next fall and I am more than excited about the opportunities it has to offer. It will allow me to pursue all my career and extracurricular interests, along with being a very high academic school. I know I will have a ton of fun the next four years! It offers extremely good study abroad program opportunities and I cannot wait to go on one. The academics are very very good and professors work very well with students. Through the smaller class sizes, students get to know one another very well and get to also know the professors on a more personal basis.
    DePauw is the only school that will care. That sounds cold, but from DePauw I've received countless hand written post cards from admin, free gifts for committing, and so much help trying to find a place to fit in. It's campus is absolutely beautiful as well and the food is amazing!