DePauw Fast Facts
Depauw University creates a supportive, insulated community for students in the rural, small town of Greencastle, Indiana. Every student must live on campus, whether in a traditional residence hall, Greek house, or on-campus apartment. Freshmen ease into college with the help of the Depauw Mentor Program, which assigns an upperclassman to guide about 15 first year students. Students with a specific career path in mind can enroll in the Management Fellows, Media Fellows, or Science Research Fellows Programs, which pair academics with semester-long internships and series of speakers. Depauw also has an Information Technology Associates Program for computer-minded students who wish to balance a liberal arts education with hands-on, paid technology work throughout campus. Depauw, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, operates on a schedule of two regular semesters and a four-week winter term, during which students can complete short internships, trips abroad, or on-campus coursework. After class, students can get involved in about 80 student organizations, and nearly 70 percent participate in Greek life. The Greek system, which has about 25 fraternities and sororities, has existed since 1845. The Depauw Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and share a longtime football rivalry with Wabash College. For a break from Greencastle, major cities like Indianapolis and Bloomington are less than an hour’s drive away.
Depauw has an on-campus Nature Park, where students can hike 10 miles of trails, catch a show in the outdoor amphitheater, or perform ecological research. The Nature Park is also home to the Prindle Institute for Ethics, where students, faculty, and visiting scholars can debate moral decisions in a serene setting. Notable alumni include FOX News anchor Bret Baier and former Vice President Dan Quayle.
DePauw is a POSSE school, although it also provides excellent financial aid for those not selected as POSSE scholars.
Location: Greencastle, IN
Number of Undergraduates: 2,390
Percentage of Black students: 6%
Percentage of Latino students: 3%
Overall 4 year graduation rate: 78.6%
Overall 5 year graduation rate: 85.5%
4 year Black female graduation rate: 75%
4 year Black male graduation rate: 48%
4 year Latino graduation rate: 80%
4 year Latina graduation rate: 54%
North Lawndale Alumni graduates: 0
North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (returning to school beyond 4 semesters): n/a
Average % of financial need met: 86%
Estimated cost of attendance: $51,000
Average indebtedness at graduation: $24,000
Admission Contact: Aliya Beavers
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Academic Resource Center: We are dedicated to providing a place for all students to explore academic potential and personal growth. The ARC is a collaborative environment, including The Speaking and Listening Center, The Writing Center and the Quantitative Reasoning Center. Together, we offer a wide range of services, including individual and group assistance, learning skills consultations, workshops, and presentation preparation.