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 DePauw story
At DePauw you are the author of your liberal arts story. You enter our community of roughly 2,300 students from 45 states and 37 foreign countries one way and leave it changed. You navigate the waters all four years, deciding which community service organization you’re going to join, which off-campus Winter Term program you’re going to participate in, and which country you’re going to spend a semester abroad in.
During your four years at DePauw, you will write your own adventure, choosing from 45 majors, five Honor Scholar and Fellows Programs, or three degree programs within our School of Music. We encourage you to explore new ideas, to hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an environment where the student-faculty ratio is 10:1. This means more, not less, is expected of you in the DePauw classrooms.
Chapter 1: Your academics
DePauw offers five unique Honor Scholar and Fellows Programs for academically motivated students to enhance their educational experiences and gain a deeper understanding for the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts education. From business to science and media to history, the programs allow students to add another layer to their educational story.
Honor Scholar Program is open to students from all majors where the goal is to develop communication and collaborative skills. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on a thesis by their senior year.
Management Fellows connects students interested in business and management with the best of a liberal arts education and real-world experiences. Graduates go on to become successful leaders at some of the world’s top public, private, and nonprofit enterprises.
Media Fellows features semester-long, off-campus internships and a robust speaker series that encourages exploration of theory and practice of media, giving students insight into the evolving world of media.
Science Research Fellows prepares students to be top candidates for postgraduate study and a wide variety of careers in science by offering a minimum of three scientific research opportunities over the course of four years.
Environmental Fellows is designed for students who exhibit intellectual curiosity, high academic achievement, and a strong motivation to explore environmental issues. The program works hand-in-hand with the Sustainability Leadership Program.
Chapter 2: Your global experiences
Open Door ranks DePauw as fourth in the nation for the number of students studying abroad during their collegiate years. Close to 500 students study abroad each year between semester-long and short-term programs. When students aren’t abroad, DePauw provides an equally global experience right in the heart of Indiana. The Ubben Lecture Series brings national and international leaders, entertainers, politicians, screenwriters, authors, and artists to campus throughout the year, giving students a chance to absorb worldly ideas from Greencastle. Past lecturers have included Leslie Odom Jr., David Cameron, Peyton Manning, Spike Lee, Bill Clinton, and Jane Goodall.
Chapter 3: Your post-DePauw life
Outside of the academics and international experiences, DePauw’s Hubbard Center plays a vital role to any student story. The Hubbard Center supports students by facilitating experiential learning experiences ranging from internships to study abroad to research opportunities. Because of its resources and its one-stop-shop nature, 93% of DePauw’s students are employed, have landed fellowship opportunities, or have been admitted into a postgraduate program the day they graduate. The Hubbard Center helps students as they begin writing their next chapter: life after DePauw.
• 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: 2,226; 53% female,
• Freshman-to-sophomore retention
• Minority enrollment: 20%
• International enrollment: 9%
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 45
majors and minors, visit depauw.edu.