DePauw University

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313 S. Locust Street

Greencastle, IN 46135

Phone: (765) 658-4800
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Feb. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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DePauw University is a private institution that was founded in 1837. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,336, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 655 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. DePauw University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 54. Its tuition and fees are $40,640 (2013-14).

Depauw University creates a supportive, insulated community for students in the rural, small town of Greencastle, Indiana. Every student must live on campus, whether in a traditional residence hall, Greek house or on-campus apartment. Freshmen ease into college with the help of the Depauw Mentor Program, which assigns an upperclassman to guide a group of first-year students. Students with a specific career path in mind can enroll in the Management Fellows, Media Fellows or Science Research Fellows programs, which pair academics with semester-long internships and series of speakers. Depauw also has an Information Technology Associates Program for computer-minded students who wish to balance a liberal arts education with hands-on, paid technology work throughout campus.

Depauw, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, operates on a schedule of two regular semesters and a four-week winter term, during which students can complete short internships, trips abroad or on-campus coursework. After class, students can get involved in more than 100 student organizations, and nearly 70 percent participate in Greek life. The Greek system, which has about 25 fraternities and sororities, has existed since 1845. The Depauw Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference and share a longtime football rivalry with Wabash College. For a break from Greencastle, major cities like Indianapolis and Bloomington are less than an hour's drive away.

Depauw has an on-campus Nature Park, where students can hike 10 miles of trails, catch a show in the outdoor amphitheater or perform ecological research. The Nature Park is also home to the Prindle Institute for Ethics, where students, faculty and visiting scholars can debate moral decisions in a serene setting. Notable alumni include Fox News anchor Bret Baier and former Vice President Dan Quayle.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

DePauw University, a residential liberal arts college,
provides a diverse learning and living community
which is distinctive in its rigorous intellectual engagement
and international and experiential learning opportunities.
DePauw teaches its students values and habits of mind
which serve them throughout their lives
as each of them makes a positive difference
as an active citizen of the world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1837
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $483,046,622


When applying to DePauw University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at DePauw University is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.5%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at DePauw University is 10:1, and the school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 74%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

DePauw University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,336, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 95 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5 percent of students live off campus. DePauw University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,336
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

DePauw University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. DePauw University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at DePauw University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At DePauw University, 55 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $27,534.

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Tuition and fees $40,640 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,700 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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