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Reviews 486 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are very accessible and always willing to help you with your studies. They're very passionate about what they teach.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school helps students find the best internships for them, and the alumni network is very strong.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally feel safe, but I know other students (of different races, ethnicity, etc.) don't at times.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms on campus are in good condition, but there are some that have had specific problems in the past, such as mold and water leakage.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: As a member of greek life, I'm fairly content with how things are. However, there can be barriers between greek life and the rest of the community.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There are certain sporting events that are attended very heavily, but sports here are not seen as incredibly important.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I always feel driven and that I am getting the best attention and care from my professors. I love this school.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Good courses, mainly great professors except for a small few. Good academic support, food could be a lor better.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Hubbard Center is a great student resource and helpful in finding us students many funded opportunities.

4 College Senior

Athletics: New gym recently opened, state of the art machinery and pool.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: In some parts than others I based my opinion here of the supportive computer science department.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The academics are rigorous and diverse. However, the location of the campus is not nearly as interesting.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school's Hubbard Center works hard to ensure that opportunities are continually available for you. Great team of advisers.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Never have I felt in danger on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Gets better as you become an upperclassman.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Apart of the fabric of this school.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity isn't huge, fun options for non-athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School location unfruitful, academics rewarding.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We're a top party school for a reason. Because we are so small, you basically just have to walk into a party and that's it. Everything is free, too. I'm told at other schools people have to pay for alcohol or admission.... I couldn't imagine that here. We offer Safe Ride, which is a shuttle service, essentially, that will pick you up and take you to or from your residence hall if you feel like you cannot walk back or feel unsafe doing so. Administrators know that people are going to party and drink, and they all take precautions before any large event like Monon or Little 5. Campus is small, so security is at most 5 minutes away. You can always call public safety or safe ride if you feel like you aren't in a safe situation.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Everyone at DePauw is extremely driven to succeed. We are the only school to make it onto the list of top party schools and make it onto a list of schools with top academics in the same year. We all do work hard and play hard, and you will hear it often.

There is a wide array of majors to choose from. Not as many as your average state school or anything, but we do offer interdisciplinary majors where you essentially build your own from different courses. Professors are very willing to help students for any reason at any time. Most syllabi (syllabi? really?) are easy to follow and have all the information you would need on them.

The workload is a bit harder than other schools I have noticed, but nothing is filler. Everything is assigned for a reason, and it is all worth it in the end.

There are tons of spaces to study. Some are harder to find than others (basement of Roy, I'm looking at you). Our library has a silence-to-floor rule, so you can talk on the first floor, but the third floor has to be absolutely silent. It's easy to find your spot here.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have tons of students representing various countries, most notably east Asian countries! However, it is most definitely a predominantly white school. But coming from someone who grew up in a town that is almost 98% white, it is extremely diverse and there are a ton of opportunities to learn new things and meet new diverse people. Politically speaking, we are diverse. I've seen many arguments on YikYak about politics. You can come from a super conservative lifestyle and still be accepted here, and the same for someone coming from a liberal background. The LGBTQ community is wonderful and super supportive here, and that's something that is very important to me. This coming year we will even have an LGBTQ floor in a first year residence hall for those that are interested. There are also plenty of things to do around campus if you are religious. There is a popular Christian coffeehouse that people visit and do youth group type of activities each week, and Young Life is another group that visits a local middle school to mentor young kids. You can be a purple alien from space and still find your niche here, basically.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's college... some people do drugs. Some people do not. In general, you can stick to your beliefs and nobody will judge you for them.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Quality of courses: Excellent. I have yet to take a class and feel like I learned nothing.

Professors: Even when they're the crazy mad-scientist type of professor, they are always willing to help. They all are very good at what they do, and each one wants to know their students personally. The personal attention to students is one of my favorite aspects of the school.

Variety of courses: Pretty great selection, but you have to cross your fingers if you want to get into a popular class. They fill up quickly and many people are often waitlisted for things like Psych and Sociology. Criminology was a big one recently that many people could not get into quickly enough.

Class sizes: I haven't had a class bigger than 30 people, and probably never will. It feels very much like a high school class size.

If you're looking for a great school where you will get a lot of personal attention from professors, this is the place for you. DePauw cares about its students and provides great resources to ensure you'll get all the help you need with things like internships, finding a job, connecting with alumni, and even helping you to write an awesome resume. The atmosphere is always friendly and people are always willing to go the extra mile to help you out. I love it!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: DePauw has an entire student center that focuses on getting you ready for a career. Our Hubbard Center is where you go to get help with interviews, finding internships, writing your resume, and more. There are so many opportunities to really get a head start on your career here. There are multiple job fairs a semester, and there is a large alumni network that is provided to students.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: My only complaint is the lack of security cameras. We would have way less residence hall vandalism if there were cameras around campus. I know of maybe four cameras throughout campus, and no idea if they are even hooked up to anything...

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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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