Intellectual challenge and a wealth of social experiences—from extensive study abroad opportunities in more than 90 locations, 23 varsity athletic programs, and an active intramural offering to internship opportunities across the United States and around the globe—when it comes to the foundation students need to succeed, no combination is more important. And no liberal arts college does it better than DePauw.
The liberal arts
Let’s not waste time and words defining the liberal arts experience; we simply need to tell you that at DePauw, it is just that: an experience. You enter our community of roughly 2,400 scholars from 45 states and 37 foreign countries one way and you leave it changed. The work that you do in class and out—whether participating in more than 30 community service organizations and a unique Winter Term In-Service program, joining the Honor Scholars & Fellows Programs, contributing your talents to 90+ clubs and student organizations (including an active Greek community), or meeting at Eli’s bookstore for lively conversation and some Starbucks—it all changes you.
During your four years at DePauw, you will choose from 42 majors, five Honor Scholars & Fellows Programs, and three degree programs in our renowned School of Music. We encourage you to engage with new ideas, to hone your critical reasoning and written and communication skills in an environment with no graduate students and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. This means that more, not less, is expected of you in DePauw classrooms. Professors expect you to come to class not only prepared with the material but ready to engage in real conversations where your contributions actually matter.
Honor Scholars & Fellows Programs
DePauw offers unique Honor Scholars & Fellows Programs for academically motivated students to enhance their educational experiences and gain a deeper understanding for the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts
Honor Scholars Program—Open to students from all majors in their first year, students take two Honor Scholars seminars. In their next three years, Honor Scholars take three discussion-based interdisciplinary seminars, working in small group settings with professors to investigate topics in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. As seniors, Honor Scholars complete a thesis project, working closely with a faculty advisor and committee of additional professors.
integrative program is designed for outstanding students who exhibit intellectual curiosity, high academic achievement, and strong motivation to explore environmental issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Experiential learning opportunities (including scientific research, internships, and off-campus study) enhance the understanding that students gain through both their disciplinary major and cross-disciplinary environmental course work. A capstone experience enables students to integrate all aspects of their environmental education.
Management Fellows—This learning experience integrates the study of management and entrepreneurship with a liberal arts education, a highly regarded lecture series, and full-time, semester-long paid internships. Management Fellows have successfully completed internships in a wide variety of companies across the United States and around the world, gaining valuable experience in finance, consulting, sales and marketing, strategic planning, investment banking, and other fields.
Media Fellows—Combining classes with hands-on media experience within the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, this program features semester-long, off-campus internships and a robust speaker series. These experiences encourage exploration of the theory and practice of media and give students insight into the evolving world of mass media. The program is intended for students who are planning a career in mass media, as well as those who need to know how different media operate as an advantage in performing effectively in other careers.
Science Research Fellows—Designed as an honors program for outstanding students interested in studying science and gaining significant hands-on research experience as an undergraduate, the program prepares students to be top candidates for postgraduate study and a wide variety of careers in science. First-year students conduct collaborative scientific research with DePauw professors, including a paid summer internship. These initial experiences lay the groundwork for prestigious external internships at leading research institutions.
• A private, selective, coeducational, residential undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and School of Music
• Founded in 1837 by the Methodist church
• DePauw’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter the first established by an Indiana college
• Greencastle, Indiana, population approximately 10,300; 45 minutes west of Indianapolis (ninth-largest city in the United States)
• 36 major buildings, including historic East College built in 1877 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; 695 acres, including a 520-acre nature park featuring the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Bartlett Reflection Center
• Recent buildings include the $42 million Green Center for the Performing Arts, the $40 million Julian Math and Science Center, and a $27 million renovation to the Lilly Athletic Center completed in fall 2014, as well as construction of the new $25 million Hoover Dining Hall with a completion date of 2017.
• Total enrollment: 2,390; 56% female, 44% male
• Freshman-to-sophomore retention
• Minority enrollment: 21%
• International enrollment: 11%
NCAA Division III
DePauw’s women’s basketball team won its second NCAA Division III National Championship in 2013. DePauw is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), a leader in NCAA Division III sports that includes Allegheny, Denison, Hiram, Kenyon, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Wittenberg, Wabash, and Wooster. DePauw won the NCAC All-Sports trophy in 2012.
• Swimming & Diving
• Track & Field (indoor & outdoor)
• Field Hockey
• Swimming & Diving
• Track & Field (indoor & outdoor)
Off-Campus Study, Research, and Internships
• 95% of students have an off-campus experience, including course work, an internship, or Winter Term.
• 60% of students have at least one international experience, often lasting a semester or longer.
• 30% of students have completed research with a faculty member by their senior year.
• Nearly 66% of students participate in an internship by the time they graduate.
School of Music
Located in the stunning Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts, the School of Music provides well-balanced opportunities for students to refine their musical skills while developing their abilities to think and reason. Approximately 160 performances are offered each year. Program offerings include Music Performance, Music Education, Music with a second major, and Music with a Business emphasis.
For a complete listing of DePauw’s 42
majors and minors, visit depauw.edu.