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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Lucy Rowland, the resident housing that I lived in my freshman year, was a great dorm to live in. It was healthy living, which meant no drugs, alcohol, etc. It was kept very clean. All of the other freshman dorms were not healthy living and were pretty dirty most of the time. Lucy was away from all of the other freshman dorms but all of the dorms are pretty close to all classes. The housing process was quite simple to figure out and apply for.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of DePauw. It's really the only thing that most people do in Greencastle. It is 85% Greek. There is a lot of partying going on. It's kind of hard to find your group if you're not in Greek life, which is where I am currently at (trying to find the right group for me).

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The student involvement could definitely be a lot better than it is right now. The athletic facilities are pretty great. Our gym is amazing. I love being a college athlete.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: DePauw has many great aspects to it. I just haven't been able to really delve into them very much yet. The professors here are really great and are dedicated to their students and their fields of study. I like the size of the school. The campus is beautiful too. I didn't know how much of a party school it was before I came here, so I would've probably taken that into account before making my decision, but I still like DePauw. I also really enjoy being on the track team there.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's is a whole lot of positives about Depauw. The course sizes are good, the professors are generally great. Overall, you can expect to receive a good education here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I've heard from my graduating friends, they've been able to find work somewhat easily.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's great if you're a white male, but there's definite causes of concern for minority and female students.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The first year housing can vary a lot based on which residence hall you are put in.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: We have ten different fraternities and between them, there's one for everyone.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: My school puts a surprising amount of resources into the athletic department for a DIII school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school has a lot of prestige and it seems they'd do whatever they can to keep that prestige.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe, Since I have been going there, there hasnt been issues that has happened on anyones safely for crime.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They offer so many different courses and they have wonderful professors to teach them. The class sizes are very small, your professor really gets to know all the students and has time them. I enjoy chemistry classes the best or just science in general.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is very strong, they really help the students when it graduating time, Theu offer many job internship prospects, they are really about helping their students succeed in life.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: campus living is awesome, I have made wonderful friends for life. Dorms are clean, we can do our laundry for free, It all went rather well with getting the housing that worked for my illness.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life has is amazing, they do so many things for the community and they really are their for eachother.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The student involement, team performance and fan support and school spirit and athletic facilities are all amazing. I really enjoy my college.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have a chronic Illness and I have been sick since I was in 8th grade, High school was tuff but i did my best and I graded.I wrote my essay about my life and I had a interview with the college and they were amazed on everything I have over came in my life.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are usually capped at 26 students, which is outstanding and one of the lowest teacher to student ratios in the country. Almost all classes are discussion based and it's very important you come to class and come well prepared. Skipping class here will severely affect your grade. Almost all, if not all professors have earned the highest degree in their field and are very competent in answering any and all questions student have. The variety of classes and courses offered is on the low side, but that's too be expected at a school of a little over 2,000 students.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ranked highly nationally, great teachers, and some great programs

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm a freshman and the dorm I'm currently living in is College Street, which used to be a fraternity house. All the rooms are double, but I'm pretty sure these rooms were used as singles for the fraternity members, as they are only about 11'11 ft. My dorm is not shown or talked about on campus tours, which I'm guessing is for the reasons I just listed. I visited 12 colleges and my dorm is by far the worst. Upon walking into my room for the first time there were cobwebs on the bunk beds, many different insects, and stains on the floor and ceiling (there was also a whole in the ceiling, which I have since got fixed). The bathrooms are not any better, the floor is cement the sinks don't have any type of counter, the faucets are covered in rust, and if you're over 5'6, you're going to have to bend down when taking a shower as the shower heads are quite low. The common rooms are horrendous. The furniture is dirty and stained, the paint is peeling off the walls, and there are missing tiles in the ceiling. The other dorms on campus are much better but still worse than most dorms.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Party scene is huge here. DePauw is consistently ranked as one of the top party schools every year. I think a couple years ago it was ranked as #13 and was the only Div.III school in the top 20. The party scene revolves around frats, but house parties are common too.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: DePauw is one of the best schools in their conference and good nationally too. We very often win conference championships in all sports and win NCAA Div.III Championships. This fall alone we won the conference in field hockey, women's soccer and had 9 of our fall teams appear in the NCAA Championships, which is huge. School spirit is high, nothing like a state school, but quite good and supportive for as small of a school as ours. Our athletics facilities are top notch, with the Lily Center (our new athletic center) and brand new athletic fields completed in 2014.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus during the day and during the night. There is not much campus crime. The most common things are students getting wasted and doing things they shouldn't.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you don't plan on joining greek life or attending the school of music, I would seriously reconsider attending here. I think its around 70% of the student body that is involved in greek life, which is either the highest in the nation or very close to it. Greek life basically controls the social and party scene here. Parties are almost always at frats, as there aren't really any bars here. If you're in the school of music it's easier to not be in greek life as a substantial amount of music majors aren't greek. Non-greeks aren't necessarily viewed badly by greeks or vice-versa, but greek life is a huge part of the social scene. Every sorority and fraternity has a house on campus and many students live in them, especially sophomores. The greek housing is not opulent like southern schools, but it's not that bad either.

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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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