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DePauw University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is DePauw University Ranked?

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2021 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 47 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and media studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DePauw as #50 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

DePauw also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

See all of the rankings for DePauw University.

Is It Hard to Get Into DePauw?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to DePauw University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 67%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 56% 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 560 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for DePauw University  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for DePauw University  ( 550 to 680 )
DePauw received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for DePauw University  ( 24 to 29 )

Learn more about DePauw University admissions.

DePauw University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at DePauw it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 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 76%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  76 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at DePauw

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,972 undergraduates at DePauw with 1,943 being full-time and 29 being part-time.

DePauw Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 91.46 out of 100, DePauw is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.46 out of 100
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How Much Does DePauw University Cost?

The overall average net price of DePauw is $23,873. 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 +
$13,591 $16,489 $18,608 $24,637 $33,073

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 45% of students took out student loans averaging $5,498 a year. That adds up to $21,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DePauw is 2.0%. 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.


See which majors at DePauw University make the most money.

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 95 $52,900
Communication & Media Studies 89 $43,000
Computer Science 50 $64,500
Writing Studies 26 $28,200
Music 26 NA
General Psychology 23 NA
Political Science & Government 23 NA
Public Health 22 NA
Health & Physical Education 21 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 19 NA

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

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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