DePauw University

487 reviews
  1. Greencastle, IN
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
DePauw University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
313 S Locust St
Greencastle, IN 46135
Website

DePauw University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1090-1300
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,523/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,324/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,811/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,104/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,132/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,186Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Work hard. Play Hard.
    48%
  • Balanced
    33%
  • Determined
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
76%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.42 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Work hard. Play hard.
    60%
  • Wealthy
    25%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Dedicated
    5%

After DePauw University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

487 reviews
  • Excellent
    82
  • Very Good
    203
  • Average
    162
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    11
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
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!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I really value the liberal arts curriculum because you learn a little bit about everything and become a more well-rounded student. DePauw's overall academic philosophy emphasizes teaching students how to be great critical thinkers and writers. Personally, I am a comm and film studies student and I absolutely love the programs. I have professors who amaze me with their knowledge and passion for what they teach. My favorite academic building is the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media (PCCM) which houses the campus newspaper, radio and TV station. All of these programs are open to ANYONE and so fun to be a part of!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 24 2013