DePauw has launched leaders the world needs for nearly two centuries through a gold-standard, residential learning experience in an out of the classroom. Gold signifies our dedication to a world-class academics and the success of every student. It means exceptional career (and life!) preparation through connections to successful alumni, a powerful network of support from your first day on campus, and a level of personal attention you won’t find at a big university.
What makes Depauw students and graduates Gold Within?
• Accomplished professors who teach small classes (an 8:1 student-faculty ratio) and with whom you’ll likely form a lifelong relationship
• Leadership development infused across all majors, minors, and programs
• 10 centers that provide professional development in today’s top fields, including business, ethics, media, management, technology, and environmental sustainability
• Alumni who are CEOs, doctors, lawyers, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, best-selling authors, journalists, entrepreneurs, and social innovators providing professional opportunities and leading the world’s most recognized organizations, including Eli Lilly and Co., General Mills, Salesforce, KPMG, Google, Goldman Sachs, Young Life, Lumina, Teach For America, Goodwill, First Internet Bank, and Tom’s
• A superior learning environment that includes a stunning new first-year residence hall (opened in fall 2020), a top 50 “Most Beautiful Campus” with its own 520-acre nature park, and easy access to the thriving Midwest hub of Indianapolis, only 35 minutes away
From our comprehensive liberal arts and sciences foundation to our core values, Gold also reflects the talent and abilities within us. Once you attend DePauw, you’ll always be Gold Within.
Ranked among the top 100 "Best Colleges in America" | Money magazine, 2022
Ranked #50 among the "Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America" | Niche.com
Ranked #45 among "National Liberal Arts Colleges," and among #1 private liberal arts schools in Indiana | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked among the top 100 "Best Colleges & Universities" | College Consensus
Ranked #45 among "Best Value Schools" in the nation | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
81% average 4-year grad rate.
By comparison, the national average is 59.3% in six years and private schools within the Independent Colleges of Indiana (of which DePauw is one) have a 60.3% four-year graduation rate.
22% are first-generation students
8:1 student-faculty ratio
means loads of attention from professors.
98% of DePauw students graduate with a plan.
90% medical school acceptance
80% law school acceptance
“These friendships have made DePauw feel like a home away from home.”
“I give the DePauw community a lot of credit for building up my confidence enough to chase these dreams.”
“I knew that a DePauw education would give me the tools necessary to stand out among others and succeed far beyond my undergraduate studies.”