DePauw University

DePauw University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is DePauw University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

DePauw University was awarded 201 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general economics.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DePauw as #134 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

DePauw is also ranked #4 out of 48 schools in Indiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DePauw?

Acceptance Rate

DePauw University has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for DePauw.

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 Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for DePauw University  ( 22 to 29 )

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DePauw University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At DePauw, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at DePauw University is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at DePauw University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like DePauw University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at DePauw for first-time, full-time students is 81%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  81 out of 100

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DePauw University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,752 undergraduates at DePauw with 1,719 being full-time and 33 being part-time.

How Much Does DePauw University Cost?

The overall average net price of DePauw is $23,078. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DePauw

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,008 $19,206 $18,183 $23,477 $32,041

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DePauw, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do DePauw Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DePauw with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $54,000 in their early years. That's great news for DePauw students since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of DePauw University

Located in Greencastle, Indiana, DePauw University is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Greencastle draws many to the area.

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Contact details for DePauw are given below.

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

DePauw University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 63 $62,343
Communication & Media Studies 56 $39,585
Computer Science 45 $64,791
General Psychology 32 $25,774
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 32 NA
Music 26 $25,194
Health & Physical Education 24 $30,771
Fine & Studio Arts 20 NA
Political Science & Government 20 $54,418
Public Health 20 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at DePauw University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at DePauw University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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