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DePauw University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,361
Total Undergrads
Including 18 Part-time
609
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

North Coast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,287)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,262)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 71 61 - -
Baseball 40 - - -
Basketball 18 22 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 117 - - Yes
Golf 10 10 - Yes
Soccer 43 25 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 28 27 - -
Tennis 23 16 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 4.0%
Non-resident alien 7.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.3%
Two or more races 2.7%
White/non-Hispanic 75.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 22
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 12

Notable Alumni

  • Barbara Kingsolver (Class of '77), Novelist of The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven, Homeland, and Prodigal Summer
  • Dan Quayle (Class of '69), Former United States Vice president
  • Ferid Murad (Class of '58), 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine
  • Ian Rolland (Class of '55), Founder of Lincoln Financial
  • James Stewart (Class of '73), Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Editor-at-Large for Smart Money
  • Joseph Allen (Class of '59), Former NASA Astronaut
  • Lee Hamilton (Class of '52), Former U.S. Congressman, member of President Bush's National Security Task Force, Chair of 9/11 Commission
  • Steve Sanger (Class of '68), Chairman and CEO, General Mills, Inc.
  • William Rasmussen (Class of '54), Founder of ESPN
  • Karen Koning AbuZayd (Class of '63), Assistant Secretary General, UN High Commission for Refugee Relief
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Erin from Greenwood, IN
  • 5
  • You have to live on campus all four years, but as you move through the years you get more opportunities for living such as university houses and apartments. They want…

  • Mar-10-2013 Read More
  • Connor from Joliet, IL
  • 3
  • Maintenance here responds fairly quickly, but doesn't go above and beyond. First year dorm experience depends heavily on the RAs on the floor and how involved they are with the…

  • Nov-19-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Justine from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The meal plan recently changed to a greater focus on healthy and organic. That being said you can still count on the Hub to have good comfort food. The Den is a better alternative mainly because it has some variety to it.

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  • 5
  • Taylor from Mooresville, IN
  • Nov-29-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is always fresh and the cooks take pride in cooking food from local farmers! There isn't any trans fats here and all the food is so healthy!

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  • 3
  • Susan from Evansville, IN
  • Apr-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The food isn't bad, not at all. Though it does get kind of repetitive. There are two main food areas: the Hub and the Den. However, you can also use your food money at Marvin's and The Duck; restaurants that are right on campus.

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  • 4
  • Erin from Greenwood, IN
  • Mar-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Right now there are two main eating establishments, the Hub and the Den. The Hub is the larger of the two and is located in the student union building in the middle of campus. The other is more of a restaurant styled eatery under Longden Hall. There is a wide selection of foods to choose from. Too many to describe but personally it's the best college food I've had. Within the up coming years they plan on building a new hub that is much larger and had even more options! Then there are little local restaurants that get a lot of its business from students. They have a plan and agreement with some of these restaurants that allot an amount of your food money to going to these places.

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  • 3
  • Britni from Greencastle, IN
  • Feb-27-2013 I am a current student here

    At first, you would think the food is awesome since you can get ice cream or pizza and fries whenever you'd like, but after a while it does get boring and tiring. The food isn't disgusting, it just wouldn't be my first choice.

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  • 2
  • Maria
  • Feb-18-2013 I am a current student here

    There isn't a lot of options and you get sick of the food very fast. I come from a never cultural background and so I missed a lot of home cooked meals that I will never get here. Plus if I did want to cook stuff my mom made because Greencastle's demographics are very limiting I can never find the things I need in order to cook a home cooked meal. So If your someone of with a cultural background, you're gonna struggle like I am.

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  • 4
  • Connor from Joliet, IL
  • Nov-19-2012 I am a current student here

    Food is good, but gets somewhat repetitive. Be on the lookout for specials to change up your meal routine. Many other restaurants off campus allow payment via meal plan such as Mama Nunz, The Duck, and Two West.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Valley Center, CA
  • Oct-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Several options, but there's a monopoly money system that limits where you can eat. The meal plan is required for first years.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Justine from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life Central, you will understand greek even if you do not plan on pledging. Being independent is very possible, but there is a high emphasis on greek and charity.

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  • 0
  • Erin from Greenwood, IN
  • Mar-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge tradition on campus. We are about 70% Greek. However this does not change the education one receives or limits their opportunities in any way. We do take pride in our strong Greek community but that is because of the brother and sisterhood bonds that are created and the charitable way that each chapter behaves itself.

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  • 0
  • Britni from Greencastle, IN
  • Feb-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very prominent here. 80% of students are affiliated with Greek life, but there is no pressure at all to join one, there are many independents on campus.

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  • 0
  • Maria
  • Feb-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is everywhere. Which can be super fun and awesome but... also be super annoying.

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  • 0
  • Connor from Joliet, IL
  • Nov-19-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at DePauw is very prevalent. Almost 70% of DePauw's campus is affiliated with a Greek organization. Many Greek events are open to anyone on campus, despite Greek affiliation, so definitely check them out!

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Valley Center, CA
  • Oct-14-2012 I am a current student here

    It's a pretty big deal here. Actually, very few people are not involved in it, which can be intimidating if you're not the party type. But there aren't any huge problems caused because of it.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Greencastle, IN
  • Jul-17-2012 I am a current student here

    DePauw is heavily Greek - there are good and bad points to this. There are stereotypes and many are there for a reason, but so many people are Greek on such a small campus that your social life isn't cultishly determined by your House.

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  • 0
  • Kandyce from Indianapolis, IN
  • Jun-29-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is HUGE on campus. It's what we are known for. The good thing is that although it's so big, independent students do not feel left out of anything nor are they singled out for being independent. This is for both the Pan-Hellenic Council and for the Minority Greeks also.

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