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Rank: 89

DePauw University

Greencastle, INhttps://www.depauw.edu
Small class sizes and a solid graduation rate helped DePauw University, which sits an hour outside Indianapolis, earn a reputation as a top liberal arts school. Its about 2,000 students are active in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and the university's popular Winter Term in Service program sends many of them to developing countries for community service. Most students major in the social sciences, English, or biological sciences. While DePauw doesn't have a journalism degree program, the college does have a rich history of graduating future journalists. That's unsurprising given the college's history: The Society of Professional Journalists, known then as Sigma Delta Chi, was founded there in 1909, and The DePauw is the oldest college newspaper in Indiana. Nearly 85% of students graduate within six years, a mark that puts DePauw slightly above schools with similar student populations. According to PayScale, within five years the typical graduate makes $53,100, which is also just higher than the graduates of peer schools. DePauw is home to the first sorority in the nation, and Greek life remains an important part of the social scene. About 70% of all students are in sororities. Almost all students live on campus throughout their time as undergraduates.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Depauw University is offering most courses in-person, but will have online options available for students who chose to learn remotely. All courses will switch to a remote format after Thanksgiving break.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$66,700
% of students who get any grants
97%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$30,600
Average price for low-income students
$14,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
63%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/26
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
2,140
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
90%
% of students who get merit* grants
39%
Average merit grant
$22,800
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$26,000
Average salary within 5 years
$53,100
% earning more than $28,000
85%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Depauw University is offering most courses in-person, but will have online options available for students who chose to learn remotely. All courses will switch to a remote format after Thanksgiving break.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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