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Reviews 576 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Majors: DePauw is not highschool so I would not suggest going here if you think it is. You have to try really hard here Just to get a B or B+. This institution has a way of breaking down your mind and building it back up to what they expect from you, if this makes any sense. Going here requires efficiency, time-management, and rest. It is hard to juggle these ideas, but it is possible if you try. Internships are extremely easy to find through our school. We have close ties with Cummins, Microsoft, and even Angies List, being that Angie Hicks graduated from DePauw in 1995.

College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship through DePauw but I have talked to multiple counselors about different opportunities and they follow up with me if they find any additional information.

I probably will not do an internship through DePauw since a friend of mine does business and can find me one.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: DePauw is a very safe environment to be in. During parties, there are many people ensuring other people's safety and soberness. It is actually part of risk management in our social life. There is no need to drive ESPECIALLY if you have been drinking since everything is so close. The proximity of everything is definitely a perk.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: DePauw is in a very close-nit country town. I decided to go to a private school with a location such as DePauw's so that I did not get easily distracted by the city life. This move really helped me out.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Getting financial aid should not be a hassle. If any school gives you a hard time, they do not want you. Always remember that you are the one schools are demanding. If the schools do not have students they cannot stay open.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Depauw University has their own events as well as student made events. There are many facilities that are open to students as well. Our library is open from 8am to 11pm, there are many different student centers, and just everyday hangout places. We have public safety and safe ride options as well.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: As I have said before, due to my desired major not being available at this school the option that is often given is to transfer, however, I love my school too much. It is not just the people that make me want to stay. Depauw itself has such a great environment and the atmosphere everyday is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and so active as well. I really love my school, and there is just no clear answer as to why I chose this school out of the many others that I could have gone to.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am satisfied for the time being. If I could do it all over again, I would not. I picked Art and Computer Science as my majors and I want to stick with the path that I have set for myself. I would really like to work in an area of design, possibly interior design. I have always been interested in fashion as well. I like to draw in my free time, the workload that I have is something that I can put up with because they are things that I like to do. I am not too concerned with finding a job in my field. Depauw university often reminds their students that it is not just the majors and the degree papers that get you a job, but, the connections that you establish.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are no problems with getting into a program. The only thing that I was giddy about was the finalization of everything. A tip would be, know for sure what you want to do before you decide. Although there is no issues with admission, picking a major is your decision. There are certain requirements for each major, and it is best that you focus on fulfilling those requirements.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Depauw is a liberal arts college. They offer many different courses for students, however, the options in choosing a major/minor are very limited. The registration processes are very straightforward. The workload varies depending on the courses you are enrolled in as well as the professors that you have. Popular study areas would most likely be in one of the available libraries, the school of music, or in the downtown Greencastle area.

College Sophomore

Academics: As of right now, I am unsure about my major. I really wanted to do something in design, however, majors associated with design are not offered at Depauw. Many people have asked me why I just don't transfer out of Depauw. My reason is just I love Depauw. I love everything about the campus and the experiences I have here. So, instead of having the exact design major that I want, I am thinking of pursuing an Art and Computer Science double major. The workload is heavy, but, it is something I enjoy. It does not bother me much.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't see it myself, but, apparently there are people who do drugs on our campus. Obviously there is drinking, however, nobody is peer pressured to do anything they don't want to do. The rules are pretty strict and if you get caught, the rules will be enforced.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Greencastle Indiana is not a terrible place to live. It is very peaceful. To be honest, there is nothing in Greencastle though. Everyone is pleasant, but, there is no "attractions". There is not much shopping that can be done besides going to the Walmart Super center or the close by Krogers. There is a rural transit that offers students rides to the stores, but, without your own vehicle, there is no other way to get around. We have many interactions with the all boys school Wabash College, and it is very fun, but, like mentioned, there is no way to get around unless you know how to drive, or own your own vehicle.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Our tuition has recently increased to about 56K. Financial aid does not help me too much because my parent's income is quite high, however, they do not see all of the bills that we are trying to pay off. Going along with financial aid, loans are also a headache because of the same reason.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know too much about Off-Campus Housing because I do live on campus. Also, I am not interested at the moment in looking for off-campus housing.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is different. When you look around campus, there are a number of different appearances that you would see. Everyone is dressed comfortably and casual during the day and tend to look more "adventurous" on the weekends. Everyone has their own style and their own group of friends. Also, with our university being so small, everyone pretty much knows each other on a certain level.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Depauw has their own set of rules that students are expected to follow. For the most part, there are not too many problems. If there is a situation, it gets handled almost immediately.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I have my own laptop, but, there was a time that it was damaged, so I was not able to use it. Depauw University has plenty of computers for students to use, however, the few problems that I can come up with are the availability of the computers and the networking reliability. The network/wifi in some areas of Depauw are really slow, and sometimes it is just hard to connect to.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved my dorm as a freshman. It really helped me ease into the college life/atmosphere. I personally did not have any problems with my dorm, however, it was one of the farthest dorms from the actual campus.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Our campus is really small, so weather isn't too bad of a problem regarding transportation. However, there are times where the weather is too much and students get concerned for not only their own safety, but everyone's as well.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different students at Depauw University. Everyone is friendly towards each other. Really there are no acts of hate that get reported at Depauw. Rather than towards each other, Depauw students tend to focus more on issues outside of our school, relate to them, and make them a part of Depauw. Everyone is able to voice their opinions about different subjects.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife at school is very lively. Not everyone goes to parties, and those who decide not to usually hang out together. There are plenty of other things to do than partying and drinking. Some students like to practice music together, or just really hang out in someone's room.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: the school is predominantly white with a speck of other things

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: they are cool but are scared to approach people

4 College Freshman

Facilities: everything is updated, and if it isn't they have it in the works to be. the only thing is the small eating spaces


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DePauw is definitely home to the quintessential college experience. Students are offered a college town that dominates a small town environment, where full focus is placed on over 2,000 young people who call campus home for nine months of the year. The classes and professors keep students very busy but supply a wealth of knowledge and opportunity.

As with all universities, the experience is what students make of it, but DePauw professors and programs seem to make success especially accessible for those who try. The University is also very conducive to building strong social skills and tight knit friendships that tend to carry on long after graduation. The DePauw network extends across the country and maintains ties between classes, houses, and majors.

A DePauw education has a multitude of benefits, and the allowance to try many different fields and explore areas outside your specific major. The different disciplines teach you how to think, learn, and question. Within the cornfields of north western Indiana, you will learn everything from formulas of physics to the values of friendship. DePauw will offer you four of the best years of your life; it's up to you to take it.

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