DePauw University in Greencastle

Greencastle, IN

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DePauw University offers 147-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 57%. The most popular test is SAT - 34% of students submitted it in comparison to 68% of students who submitted ACT. 45.7% are women, and 54.3% are men. 9% percents of international students. DePauw University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at DePauw University is 22872$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $45596 and $55896 per year. 80% of full-time DePauw University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The DePauw University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, DePauw University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,324
$30,001 - $48,000$16,618
$48,001 - $75,000$18,811
$75,001 - $110,000$22,104

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 11700


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2154 of DePauw University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 98 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes DePauw University number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at DePauw University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in DePauw University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


DePauw University graduation rate is above the national average.

80% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to DePauw University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

DePauw University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 15%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so DePauw University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 14%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The DePauw University full-time retention rate is 94% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking DePauw University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1580 - 1910

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 510 - 620
Math: 550 - 670
Writing: 520 - 620

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking DePauw University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
25 - 29

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 25 - 31
Math: 24 - 29
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at DePauw University is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In DePauw University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at DePauw University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 313 S Locust St address in Greencastle, Indiana.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of DePauw University with 1.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

DePauw University offers 147 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 135 universities in Indiana state. DePauw University is one of the few institutions in Indiana that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Indiana state average data to help you compare.


DePauw University provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2216 students with 66475 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for DePauw University

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Overall Rating:

An intimate college experience. If you don't want to get lost in the crowd DePauw can offer the education experience you are looking for. You will be surrounded by students, faculty and administration looking to help make this an experience of a lifetime. I recently attended my 40th college reunion and knew 80% of the attendees, it was as great of an experience as attending DePauw. You will gain friends, colleagues and contacts that will last a lifetime.

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Academia is excellent. University is settled in a great small town. University is always updating and remodeling. Really good restaurants on campus.

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I didn't go here, but attended a concert here. Cool campus and a great reputation. Good golf team, too.

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Just went there with my daughter and it changed my perspective of the town and college life down there from negative to positive. They are definitely one of her top colleges to attend.

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Great school community, very tight knit. Lots to do on campus, big Greek scene, most students are in a fraternity or sorority. Lots of partying. An activity/club exists for everyone. Academics very important, students work hard, spend long hours in the library. Athletics are not stressed, or really supported by the student body. Most students would rather party instead, tailgate > actual game. Greencastle community is lacking, poor relations exist between students and locals. -Graduated 2011

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Location & Website

Address: 313 S Locust St

Place: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +7656584800

Institution is active in current year: 1

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