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Reviews 631 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Not hard to apply for housing and you can usually get close to where you want.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are not enough options for students. More ethnic restaurants and nicer options are not present off campus. You have to drive all the way to Indy to go out for a nice date. Crawfordsville is another place to get food.

4 College Junior

Administration: This campus has it's very own system for dealing with illegal practices allowing students to not have to worry about a mistake affecting their permanent record. It is called Community Standards and it helps the student get back on track with counseling sessions and meetings rather than having the stupid night affect the rest of their life.

The university has recently added new rules to Greek parties, stating that they must use a security service that the university has set up a contract with. Because the university has the contract with them, the group tends to be awful. They are not actually caring about what they are hired for, instead they are more interested in getting a fraternity in trouble. I've personally felt victimized by one of them. The groups name is Nolan.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: I've always had a safe and fun experience at DePauw when it comes to partying. Since the campus is so small you feel comfortable walking from house to house and you typically will know plenty of people at each party. Partying, in a sense, has impacted my ability to communicate with new people and feel more confident in stressful situations. You can see those qualities shine through in many of the students who go out often.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Received the financial aid I needed easily.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The new food program they brought in after freshmen year really brought the quality down. There are less options now at both the Den and the Hub and nothing is really that good. Having the ability to eat at the Duck is really nice and helps add some variety into the daily meals.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: As a freshman, DePauw makes all of the freshman students live together either in the same dorm or ones next to each other. It creates a great sense of unity on campus before everyone goes Greek in the spring semester. As an upper classman if you get stuck in a dorm it just feels like a repeat of freshman year. The best place to live is in the duplexes on campus that each have their own washer and dryer, kitchen and two bathrooms. You can live with whoever you want and that creates a great social environment at your own home.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't have anything negative to say, I like it all.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my room, I have a lot of room and storage space. I feel really lucky to go to a school with such nice housing and so many options.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is provided for all 4 years. There are apartments the school has built for seniors in case they want to live off campus. Everyone else lives in dorms or greek units.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is little to choose from in this small town. The school is trying to bring in some popular chains.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration allows students to drink as long as they are discreet or stay on private party. Students are expected to attend class every day. The RA's enforce the rules and keep students from annoying other students.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are lots of activities for freshmen to help them get to know each other. The frats have regular parties, some of which are campus-wide and anyone can attend them. There are always people hanging out somewhere on campus. Because everything is within walking distance, it is safe for everyone to get home from parties. This is a small student body and you will see everyone that attends a party, so students are more respectful of one another, even at parties.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I needed financial assistance for the past 2 years. The financial aid office will work very closely with you and your parents to provide as much assistance as possible. They will let you know if you are missing information that they need to provide the assistance. There are a variety of scholarships and grants available. I even received a scholarship and a grant to help me afford studying abroad next year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are not a lot of options yet, but they are building a new dining hall that will have more food options and seat more people. The fraternities and sororities will partially participate in this dining venue.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All freshman live in dorms which encourages them to meet tons of other students. If you join a fraternity or sorority, you will move in there for your sophomore through senior years, but you will still have the friends you made freshman year, regardless of where they live the next 3 years. The campus is very small so everything is within minutes, even the athletic venues.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I would say the boys are decent, but sometimes they are a little too much into the hookup culture.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus crime and everything is fine, public safety does their job well. However, the student health services is terrible and the doctor never diagnoses correctly. It's best to go to an at home doctor whenever possible.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't ask for anything better. I would do it the same all over again.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. I know some people who would hate it, but it's the perfect school for me. Great size, close to home, huge Greek life, and small class sizes. Professors are generally great and actually care about the individuals in the classroom. The biggest class I ever had was 30, the smallest was 7. It all depends on what classes you take. I love the opportunity for discussion and the fact that the students all seem to actually care about school. It's a really good environment to be a part of.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has a really impressive alumni network and also has a whole office dedicated to helping students find the next step after DePauw. Finding a job is easy with their help.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is awesome. It definitely runs the campus so I see why independent students get annoyed sometimes, but for those involved it's a great community.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports aren't a big deal at all except for Monon weekend and the basketball teams. It's D3, so for the most part the people who care about sports are the people in them.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live on campus, but a lot of juniors in Greek houses live out during junior year and most people that I know seem to enjoy the freedom because they can't get shut down for parties.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The town is tiny, so there really aren't many restaurants. The mom and pop restaurants seem sketchy sometimes, but the food is always delicious. Charlie's, Marvin's, and Anthony's are all awesome and accept student IDs as payment.


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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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