For more than 175 years, DePauw University has been a beacon of strength, stability and influence in changing times. We lead through a strong commitment to the excellence of our academic experience, cultivating worthy goals and empowered achievement in ourselves and our students. We are distinct in our leadership and impact. Our first-class faculty and holistically beneficial liberal arts education prepare students for achievement across a breadth of life’s work. We steadfastly curate and innovate our methods and pedagogy to maintain relevance in a diverse and rapidly changing world. In fact, 97% of recent DePauw graduates name faculty as contributing to their success. But we do more than prepare students to make a living; our fully immersive academic and residential experience prepares students to make a life. We approach challenge in the classroom and the real world with an eye toward action and discovery, nurturing a passion for experience and collaborative adventure within our campus community. The results? Students who go on to have uncommon success and lifelong connections, for a life well lived. We invite you to visit, soon and often, to explore the programs and opportunities available to you here and experience firsthand DePauw's legacy of passionate learners and leaders.
DePauw University develops leaders the world needs through an uncommon commitment to the liberal arts. DePauw's diverse and inclusive learning and living experience, distinctive in its rigorous intellectual engagement and its global and experiential learning opportunities, leads to a life of meaning and means. DePauw prepares graduates who support and create positive change in their communities and the world.
At DePauw University, we have a tradition of being uncommon in nearly everything we do. We understand what's at stake when it comes to finding the right college fit, and we offer the transformative education to help you reach your potential. We empower you to find your passions, to discover what moves you and to experience it all with immersive learning opportunities. By the time you graduate, you will be equipped with the tools needed to achieve success.
Rich in diversity, our students are exposed to a global education in the heart of Indiana, where they learn to interact with peers from all different backgrounds. Because of this, our students don’t just go to college - they build their own journey, one extraordinary experience at a time. The results of this type of education speak for themselves:
- 4th in the nation for study-abroad opportunities
- 8th in the nation for most Fulbright Scholar recipients
- 53rd in the nation among National Liberal Arts colleges/universities
- 88% of students who apply are admitted to law school
- 94% of our graduates have a full-time job, are admitted to graduate programs or beginning a fellowship within 6 months of graduation
Because of our deep commitment to the liberal arts education, our graduates go on to become leaders among all industries and disciplines. They are CEOs and presidents, activists and environmentalists, artists and musicians of the 21st century and so much more. Where will your DePauw journey take you?