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Founded in 1837, DePauw University. is a Private college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,225 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The DePauw University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 226 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at DePauw University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at DPU are considered Selective, with ,34% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 77% were in the top quarter, and 44% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at DePauw University.
76 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
79 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
79 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
28 Students rated DePauw University
DePauw has really great academics and wonderful professors. However, it's in the middle of nowhere, there's not much of a college town atmosphere, and the student body is the size of a highschool. The literal only thing to do on weekends is party at frat houses. Sports are kinda big, everyone is greek, everyone knows each other, and it kind of feels like highschool but you live there. This is a plus to some people, and a negative to others, depending on what kind of college experience you want. I love the quaint atmosphere, the study spaces, the beautiful campus. The McDermond center is really great and there are lots of opportunities to learn soft/business skills important for the real world. Every student gets lots of attention from staff and professors, and you're definitely not just a number. However, it does feel pretty isolated from the outside world here due to location and campus size. We're a huge party school and everyone is kinda rich. I would describe DePauw as a sheltered greek life paradise for middle-class, popular kids who are academically inclined. Overall, the only downside is location and possible lack of majors. It's a liberal arts college. As a CS major, I wish we had an engineering school. Other than that, it's a really nice school with really nice people and you get really good financial aid here.
Great school with highly valued people and very strong academics. The class sizes are small and are great to provide a more personalized connection with professors on campus. There are also many opportunities to do things outside of academics and many chances for research, internships, work study, etc.
DePauw overall is an extremely satisfying school to go to. I have made memories I will carry on for the rest of my life, I have made friends that will last me a lifetime. DePauw to me has been nothing short but a movie, and I am thankful I am in a space in which I can have fun but also be on track with my academic success.
I love the campus, the teachers, and the people here. It gives everyone something to do and a place to feel heard. I have found so many life long friends and other activities that I'm not sure I could have found on other campuses It's truly a place that I can call home.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for DePauw University is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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DePauw University is a diverse, academic, and residential university that strives to push students both academically and socially: bringing together a diverse background of students who discuss and understand issues that face everyone at school and in the career world.
Fun, intelligent and insightful and always helping me learn more about myself
DePauw University is best known for its rigorous academic curriculum. It is a place where students come to compete, and academia are very important to the students who attend.
I wish I had known just how secluded it was, and that I could ask for help more often.
I don't think there's anyone who shouldn't attend this school. That would make DePauw seem like an exclusionary school, which it definitely is not. It is an incredibly diverse school, despite its size. If you visit the school and you like it, enroll!
DePauw has small classes, a friendly atmosphere, and an extremely active social life.
Theres some classism and racism, but it has to do with how greek our school is. Things are changing though, and it's hapening through activism from more liberal peers.
We are a private school with great academic standards. I mostly brag about the difficulty of the classes. DePauw also has a thriving Greek life. DePauw University has extremely high standards, small personal classes, great Professors, and an overall great feel.
Given that DePauw is so much smaller than all the other schools that I considered, I am guaranteed small class sizes which allow me to get to know my professors better. Also, DePauw has many opportunities to offer such as Programs of Distinction, study abroad, numerous events on campus throughout the year, and networking for after graduation. While there, I don't simply feel like a face in the crowd like I would at my other choice schools -- I feel like I'm making lifetime friends and valuable contacts.
Party person. Biggest thing on campus. Number one beer drinking school in entire nation, apparently.
There's so much focus on greek life without enough mingling. People dedicate so much time to their houses that they lose what they cared about before they joined, and independent students are often left out of school-wide events when there is a small focus of competition between houses.
I came here because they offered excellent out of the classroom opportunities to learn. For example, we have a winter term where we take the month of January to find an internship, design an independent study, or study on or off campus in one of our faculty led courses. And the best thing is that during this term we do not get a grade, just satisfactory or not, which takes the pressure off and you can really enjoy learning and doing the material that you are being taught. And I also came to DePauw because it offers a liberal arts education which allowed me to take a variety of classes in lots of different departments allowing me to become a more well rounded student and enjoy other subjects outside my major that I am interest in.
I am involved in NSCS, Circle K, Timmy Global Health, Alpha Chi Omega, and Keynotes. NSCS is one of many college honor societies that exist on campus. Many students are invited to more than one and some are actually in more than one. Typically these honor societies are the equivalent to NHS in high school except they can be a little more involved and students generally run a chapter, unlike high school where there is a teacher advisor. Circle K and Timmy Global Health are service groups, one is more local service oriented and the other is through a bigger national organization that helps foreign countries with medical aid. Service groups of all types that serve just about any cause are very prevalent on our campus and i would say the biggest portion of students are dedicated to these groups. Service is a very big deal on DePauw's campus and its easy to get involved with a number of issues you care about. Keynotes is a acapella group, we have a school of music so there is a musical artsy component to our campus. I will say though that while we have an excellent music school they are the minority of students and often are seen as separated from the rest of campus because the students in that school have completely different curriculum than the school of liberal arts. Lastly is my involvement in Alpha Chi Omega. It is a sorority and it is my biggest involvement I have held several leadership positons, one being on the executive board, I am done lots of service through our philanthropy and learned how to organize events to raise funds for philanthropy. Greek life on DePauw's campus is huge! If you don't join a house you will probably at some point seriously consider joining one. Over 60% of the student body is greek. Whats great about it being so big is that because its so common for people to be in a house, being greek doesn't rule our lives like at big public schools where you are the minority and the only people you socialize with are from your house.
At DePauw, my classes are challenging (some more than others). I have never dropped a class, which really shows how great the professors here are. Even if a class seems like it is going to be overwhelming, the professor makes it fun and manageable, and you end up learning a lot and having fun along the way. There are also classes that are less intensive and more relaxed. It all depends on how much you want to challenge yourself.
If I could sum up my opinion of DePauw in one sentence I would say that it offers unbelievable experiences that I couldn't find anywhere else. The best thing about DePauw that has offered to me some unbelievable experiences has been winter term. Winter term last the entire month of January and students are encouraged to apply for courses abroad and on campus, design independent studies, and do internships. With how competitive graduate schools and job market today experience is a important factor to getting to where you want to go no matter what field. And winter term is the perfect time to get that experience you need.
The size is also perfect. DePauw's student body consist of approximately 2,300 students. Its big enough that you don't know everyone, but small enough that your professors remember your name, your face, and probably something personal about you. And because the campus is not huge and sprawling I know where all the resources available to me are located.
Another thing I love about attending DePauw is that when people hear where I go to college they either are really impressed or have never heard of it. This might not seem like something to love, but I do because I have never encountered a reaction that was negative. And honestly most people have heard of it and are really impressed. DePauw is known for some of its esteemed alumni and for the talented students that make DePauw what it is.
If I could change anything it would be our school's team spirit. I love sports and we have them but they are not a big occasion. There is one game every year, Monon, that everyone goes too and its so fun! I wonder how much more fun the rest of the football season could be if everyone came out like that for all of the games.
We have a very strong Greek life on our campus. Over 60% of the student body is Greek! But the atmosphere doesn't reflect that most people you pass on campus are members of a sorority or fraternity. Since the majority is Greek people don't identify with being Greek as much as they identify with other involvements on campus that are more exclusive and carry more recognition, such as programs like Management Fellows, ITAP, and Civic Fellows just to name a few.
Also because DePauw is a private school in a somewhat impoverished community, all students tend to be viewed by the community as "rich kids". This stereotype is by not true at all. Our campus is very diverse with students from all kinds of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Because DePauw offers so many scholarships and grants to students it allows for students from all walks of life to enjoy at top notch education at one of the best private institutions in the mid-west.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending DePauw University receive some sort of financial aid.
17% were awarded federal grants.
While 40% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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