DePauw University


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Indiana


DePauw University's 625-acre campus located in Greencastle, Indiana, (about 45 minutes west of Indianapolis) features a 520-acre nature park. DePauw is a highly rated liberal arts college that can boast of a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and five different honors programs that focus on different areas of knowledge -- the Honors Scholars, Information Technology Associates, Management Fellows, Media Fellows and Science Research Fellows. The performing arts center (pictured here) offers roughly 150 performances a year. DePauw has a 4-week winter term for study abroad and independent work.

Most Popular Majors

Biochemistry, Biology, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2298
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2298
Faculty: 216

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

313 S Locust St
Greencastle Indiana 46135


Main Email:

Main Phone: 765-658-4800

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Earl Macam
Director, Admission
(765) 658-4016
IM Screen Names: EarlatDePauw

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Shalon Kegg
Senior Assistant Director, International Admissions
(765) 658-4547

Athletics Contact:
Page Cotton
Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports
(765) 658-4938

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
DePauw requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum number of courses that will be accepted for transfer credit is 16. The minimum number of courses that you must complete at Depauw to earn a bachelor's degree is 15.

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer applicants who have not completed two years of college prior to applying to DePauw must submit official SAT/ACT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
DePauw does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
A sample of your writing produced in the last year is required. A paper you've written for a class is acceptable, or you may describe a personal experience or a circumstance that has moved you towards a greater understanding of the value of diversity.

Application Fee:
A $40 application fee is required for processing a paper application for admission.

Other Requirements:
All transfer students must submit either the DePauw College Official's Report or the Common Application's College Official's Report.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
English 24 31
Math 24 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 660
Math 570 680
Writing 540 650

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 78

Transfers Accepted: 28

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 36%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 57%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -21%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 1200

Room and Board: 9730

Tuition and Fees: 36970

Total Cost: 48800

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
DePauw's Financial Aid Programs help provide the opportunity for bright, talented, and dedicated students to attend the University.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5350

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 70%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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