DePauw University

DePauw University

DePauw University is a coeducational institution located in Greencastle, Indian, United States. It was established in 1837 by the Methodist Church as Indiana Asbury University. The university became coeducational in 1867. It settled on its present name in 1884. The campus spreads across an area of more than 690 acres and has 36 major buildings. It also operates a radio station called WGRE.

DePauw University competes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Their sports teams are known as the Tigers. The sports teams include men's and women's baseball, football, soccer, softball, basketball, swimming and diving, cross county, track and field, golf, tennis, and volleyball.

Some of DePauw University's notable alumni are Joseph P. Allen, NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut; Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of U.S Relief and Works Agency; and Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States.

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Contacting DePauw

DePauw University
313 S Locust St
Greencastle , IN 46135-1772
General Phone: (765) 658-4800

DePauw Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts259East Asian studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, Classical languages, ...
Science87biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Media75communication studies
Therapy and Counseling44psychology
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy, religion
Education and Teaching25education, elementary school teaching, music teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24exercise science, athletic trainer
Music19music, music performance, conducting, music management
Fine Arts14fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering13computer science
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for DePauw in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree60046

DePauw Student Body

In 2007-2008, DePauw had a total enrollment of 2,398 students (2,541 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 28%
(Foreign Students) 72%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 45%
20-21 47%
22-24 6%
25-29 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
New York3%

DePauw Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

DePauw Room and Board (2007)

DePauw offers campus housing for 1,350 of its 2,541 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Greencastle, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

DePauw Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math570670
SAT Writing540650
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2529
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT61%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT56%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

DePauw Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,825
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,825
Room and board $ 8,400
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
DePauw participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 179200)

DePauw Faculty

DePauw has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year54$89,99529$87,905
Associate professoracademic year36$71,03133$72,949
Assistant professoracademic year35$59,44931$58,348
Instructoracademic year6$54,9053$52,575
All faculty totalacademic year131$75,01596$72,115

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

DePauw Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

DePauw Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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DePauw Highlights

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What Sets DePauw Apart:

% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%DePauw % of degrees in mathematics
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%DePauw Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%DePauw % of degrees in music
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%DePauw % of degrees in science
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%DePauw % of degrees in media
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%DePauw Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%DePauw Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%DePauw Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%DePauw Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%DePauw % of degrees in liberal arts
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%DePauw Student SAT scores
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%DePauw % of degrees in fine arts

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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