of students engage in experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, study abroad, and research. 

of students are Honor Scholars and Fellows, specializing in management, media, science research, and the environment. 

nationally for number of students who study abroad

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. Over 200 performances occur each year. Program offerings include Music Education, Music Performance, Music with a Business emphasis, and Music with a second major. 

By the numbers
• #1 liberal arts college in Indiana
• Top 200 “Colleges That Pay You Back”
• 100% of students have an internship or cocurricular experience.
• 5th in the nation for number of students who study abroad
The Best 384 Colleges by The Princeton Review

Founded: 1837

Type of school: Private, selective, coeducational, residential undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and School of Music

Campus: Greencastle, Indiana; 45 minutes west of Indianapolis (12th-largest city in the United States); includes a 520-acre nature park featuring the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Barlett Reflection Center

Enrollment: 2,100+
53% female, 47% male
93% freshman-to-sophomore retention rate
Minority enrollment: 20%
International enrollment: 9%

Special programs:
Environmental Fellows
Honor Scholar Program
Management Fellows
Media Fellows
Science Research Fellows

Athletics: 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, Wabash, Wittenberg, and Wooster. DePauw won the NCAC All-Sports trophy in 2017.

Baseball M
Basketball M/W
Cross-country M/W
Field hockey W
Football M
Golf M/W
Lacrosse M/W
Soccer M/W
Swimming & diving M/W
Tennis M/W
Track & field (indoor and outdoor) M/W
Volleyball W

At DePauw, preparing leaders the world needs is in our DNA, and we have the success stories to prove it. From CEOs to ambassadors to teachers, authors, scientists, doctors, computer scientists, artists, biologists, and musicians, our alumni live lives of means and meaning throughout the world. 

We’re so confident in our 100% residential, immersive liberal arts education that we back it up with the Gold Commitment: our graduates will be in graduate school or have their first job within six months of graduation or we’ll provide a professional opportunity or an additional semester tuition-free for further preparation.

From their first day, students receive advising for both curricular and cocurricular pathways, and by the time they graduate, they boast a rich portfolio of academic and practical experience. DePauw students are surrounded by inspiring peers in small classes and led by empowering faculty members who know each student well and will push and support them at every step along the way.  

The liberal arts have long been considered the gold standard of higher education. DePauw takes gold further: it represents our spirit, our standard, and our commitment. DePauw students become agile thinkers and problem solvers. You’ll jump from a history course to a biology lab or a course in literature because we know that the most pressing challenges of the day can only be solved with the perspective of multiple disciplines.

And regardless of what you choose to study, the dedicated staff at the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement—our central location for comprehensive student advising and career preparation—will ensure that every student graduates with a plan. From student-faculty research to internships and study abroad, you’ll craft distinctive experiences that will prepare you for wherever your journey takes you.