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DePauw University Overview

DePauw University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Greencastle, Indiana. Greencastle is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is DePauw University Known For?

550 Undergraduate Awards
$37,899 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at DePauw may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at DePauw is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at DePauw.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from DePauw makes roughly $54,000 a year. This is 32% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average DePauw student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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DePauw University Rankings

DePauw is ranked #91 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 48 colleges in Indiana, it is ranked at #2.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

DePauw has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#94 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DePauw.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DePauw has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#37 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools College Factual
#57 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#67 Best Communication & Journalism Schools College Factual
#67 Best Social Sciences Schools College Factual
#74 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#137 Best Education Schools College Factual

Where Is DePauw University?


Contact details for DePauw are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 313 S Locust St, Greencastle, IN 46135-1772
Phone: 765-658-4800

How Do I Get Into DePauw?

You can apply to DePauw online at:

Admission Requirements for DePauw

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into DePauw?

68% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 68%, DePauw does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to DePauw submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for DePauw University  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for DePauw University  ( 560 to 710 )
DePauw received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 31. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for DePauw University  ( 22 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for DePauw University  ( 22 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for DePauw University  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford DePauw University?

$37,899 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of DePauw is $37,899. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DePauw, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,200 a year. That adds up to $20,800 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DePauw is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

DePauw University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,719 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,752 undergraduate students at DePauw, with 1,719 being full-time and 33 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,719 full-time undergraduates at DePauw, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of DePauw University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 109
Hispanic or Latino 160
White 1,072
International Students 261
Other Races/Ethnicities 62

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at DePauw University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at DePauw. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Japan.

Online Learning at DePauw University

0 Took All Classes Online

DePauw University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Economics 63 63
Communication & Media Studies 56 56
Computer Science 45 45
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 32 32
General Psychology 32 32
Music 26 26
Health & Physical Education 24 24
Romance Languages 20 20
Public Health 20 20
Political Science & Government 20 20
Fine & Studio Arts 20 20
General Biology 18 18
Writing Studies 18 18
General Education 16 16
General English Literature 14 14
History 12 12
Cognitive Science 12 12
Sociology 11 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 10 10
Mathematics 9 9
Natural Resources Conservation 8 8
Religious Studies 8 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6 6
Philosophy 6 6
Area Studies 5 5
Ethnic Studies 5 5
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 5 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 5 5
Anthropology 5 5
Classical Languages & Literature 4 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 3 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 3
General Engineering 2 2
Physics 2 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 2
Germanic Languages 1 1
Chemistry 1 1
Arts & Media Management 1 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0
TOTAL 550 550


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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