DePauw University

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Founded in 1837, DePauw University is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Greencastle (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Indiana. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, DePauw University (DePauw) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. DePauw University (DePauw) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 185 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. DePauw also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym DePauw
Founded 1837
Motto Uncommon Success Begins at DePauw
Colours Black and old gold

University Location

Address 313 South Locust Street
46135-1772 Indiana
United States
Tel +1 (765) 658 4800
Fax +1 (765) 658 4007

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 204 East Seminary Street
Greencastle 46135-1611
(765) 658 4006
800 447 2495

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church -

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to DePauw University's Library
DePauw University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 333,407 physical volumes, 37,286 physical media, 143,309 digital/electronic medium and 95 licensed digital/electronic databases. DePauw University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
DePauw University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,500 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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