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DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
DePauw, founded in 1837, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 175-acre campus is located in a residential area of Greencastle, 40 miles west of Indianapolis. Its oldest building is listed in the National Register of Historical Monuments.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,225
   Women 1,179 (53.0%)
   Men 1,046 (47.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 4,845 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.81 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 602 average
530-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $60,888
  Tuition and Fees $46,448
  Room and Board $12,240
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $40,923
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 210
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Greencastle Population 10,310
Nearest Metropolitan Area Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 97% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Tiger
Sororities 65% of women participate
Fraternities 75% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.2% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students 8.1% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning 92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 77.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.0%