DePauw University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

DePauw University Performing Arts Center
DePauw University Performing Arts Center. Rovergirl88 / Wikimedia Commons

DePauw University has an acceptance rate of 65 percent, making it a selective school. The majority of accepted students have grades and standardized test scores above average. Students can apply using the Common Application (more on that below). Additional materials include SAT or ACT scores, a high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2016)

DePauw University Description

DePauw University's 625-acre campus located in Greencastle, Indiana, (about 45 minutes west of Indianapolis) features a 520-acre nature park. DePauw is a highly rated liberal arts college that can boast of a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio, a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and five different honors programs that focus on different areas of knowledge, the Honors Scholars, Information Technology Associates, Management Fellows, Media Fellows and Science Research Fellows. The performing arts center (pictured here) offers roughly 150 performances a year.

DePauw has a 4-week winter term for study abroad and independent work. In athletics, DePauw is a member of the NCAA's Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. The Tigers compete primarily in football, basketball, and golf, among others.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,225 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,448
  • Books: $1000
  • Room and Board: $12,240
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $60,888

DePauw University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,615
    • Loans: $6,055

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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DePauw University and the Common Application

DePauw University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: