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Reviews 601 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but DePauw would be completely different without Greek life.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly just fast food and chains, its not good for picky eaters.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Greencastle is fine , but unless you only eat fast food or shop exclusively at Walmart, you might be a little shell shocked.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It gets the job done but I definitely feel like I'm paying more for my housing then the quality I am receiving.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The wellness center is free and you can set up an appointment anytime about anything

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the varsity athletics on campus, but not everyone else does.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They give a ton of money, which is extremely helpful considering how expensive it is to go here, but financial aid is always awful

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have never felt threatened while at a party and I always have a good time when out.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Students aren't allowed to live off campus so this doesn't apply.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never had issues with any of the administration accept financial aid. They are the worst

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I wish more people went and supported the varsity sports on campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very professional, easily accessible, very nice and helpful

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It honestly depends where you're living. Some of the freshmen dorms are very bleak and feel like prison cells (Hogate hall...), but some are actually spacious and feel a lot more welcoming. Residence halls usually improve as you get older. The upperclassmen halls are in a little village setting and very clean and simple. The amenities usually include a laundry room, a main lounge area on the first floor, (sometimes) air conditioning, and a rec room with a pool table, ping pong, Foosball, etc. It's usually cheaper to live in a Greek house, so that helps with room costs. The best thing about campus housing is that it's all super close to important things like the student center and the main campus, so you never have to walk too far.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I thought classes here were pretty challenging. You can't slack off because it will come back to hurt you and you'll be regretting skipping classes to sleep in or ignoring assignments. Professors seem like they really want to help your academic achievement, and I appreciate how they are available most of the week to talk to out of class. Usually the class sizes are fairly small, but it all depends on what you're taking. The 100 level classes are obviously going to be much larger in size than the more advanced courses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school really emphasizes connecting with alumni and employers. Their main goal is to get students exposed to the real world and get a head start when looking for employment after graduation. We have a whole area of the student center dedicated to helping students build resumes, look for internships, and talk to guidance counselors about possible opportunities during the summer, winter, and post-graduation.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school feels pretty strict on things like academics and attendance. They don't like when you aren't taking education seriously, and it makes sense why. However, the party scene here is so huge that it often feels like they turn a blind eye to student on weekends. There are some times when people get written up or a party is shut down, but if they were more strict about this kind of thing one would think the party scene would shrink.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food itself isn't the best, but it could be way worse. They usually have a decent amount of options but they often stay the same so it gets a little boring sometimes. The school offers meal plans for all budgets, which is helpful for people when applying. People in Greek houses have separate meal plans so they can eat in the house without needing to go to the public places.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't much I can say on this topic because I haven't ever applied for off-campus housing. From what I've heard and seen though, the houses can be quite nice and good sizes. Most people who live off-campus love it. Another perk is that most off-campus housing is super close to campus, often times right across the street.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are plenty of challenging classes, but it helps to know what you're interested in and to talk to people about which classes are better than others. Overall, the professors are very helpful and available during office hours in case you need to discuss an assignment or a topic that's confusing.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I think there are plenty of options for biology majors, and professors are pretty good at pointing you in the right direction. I have not yet taken many classes for my major since I'm still starting out, but I've never heard of any issues regarding fulfilling requirements.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Most people feel very safe on campus, there usually isn't an issue with safety or assault.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I understand why some people want to join Greek life, but it's not for everyone. It's something major to consider when coming to DePauw. I also think rush is poorly conducted. You are judged based off of ten minutes of someone in the house talking to you about the most superficial, small-talk topics. I don't believe it's a solid way to get to know somebody for who they really are. Also, when people don't get into the house that they wanted, it leaves a huge impact on them and their self-esteem. People feel as though they weren't good enough or that something is wrong with them, and that sends a terrible message to freshmen. And while I understand the whole "sisterhood" concept, being in a house definitely changes people and makes them much more group-oriented and exclusive. I thought we were supposed to leave cliques back in high school?

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a large scholarship for academic achievement which made receiving financial aid much easier.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people are from upper-middle class white families from the Midwest. There are some people who are from other parts of the country, but since the majority of people are from the same region of the country (Midwest), it can be difficult to feel accepted when you are from another region.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are some attractive people on campus, but I hate the attitude a lot of them have in general.

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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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