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Lifelong Success: Student Outcomes


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The core of the DePauw experience is rooted in the liberal arts, which prepares graduates as agile thinkers, problem-solvers and great communicators.  It is the combination of academic challenge and the confidence that comes from opportunities to lead and serve that prepare our students for lifelong success. The Hubbard Center, and its staff, can help students connect the liberal arts to life beyond DePauw.   


Careers

  • According to a year-end survey of the senior class, 92 percent of DePauw's graduating class (Class of 2014) indicated that they were employed, had graduate school plans or had secured a fellowship as of the time of graduation.

  • More than 70 percent of the Class of 2013 who joined the workforce also have plans to attend graduate school within five years. 

Top Industries for DePauw's Class of 2014
Advertising  / Media Education Information Technology
Consulting Software Development Financial Services
Healthcare Technology Pharmaceuticals
Nonprofit/Philanthropy Marketing Journalism
     
employers of Recent Graduates (including top employers for the class of 2014
Adult & Child Mental Health Center Angie's List BMO Harris Bank
Anheuser-Busch CBIG Consulting Charles Schwab
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Crowe Horvath Cummins Inc.
Chicago Public Schools Eli Lilly and Company   Epic Systems
ExactTarget Indianapolis Teaching Fellows J.P. Morgan
Mindshare Chicago Mutual of Omaha Orchard Software
RICS Software Teach for America Technology Services Group
Toyota The Chicago Tribune The Walt Disney Co.
West Monroe Partners Welch Packaging Group WellPoint

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Graduate and professional School

  • Approximately 31% of the Class of 2014 have plans to attend graduate or professional school immediately following graduation.

  • Over the last four years, DePauw students have out-performed their peers nationally in acceptance rates to law school.  Approximately 80% of DePauw students who applied to law school were also accepted, compared to a national average of 74%. Click here to learn more about pre-law preparation...

  • At DePauw, 53% of all students who apply to medical school are accepted, above the national average of 41%. For students with a 3.6 GPA and who score at least in the 80th percentile of the MCAT, the medical school acceptance rate is 90%.
  • Among students pursuing graduate study, 22% will begin a Doctoral program, while 62% will pursue an MA, MS, or MBA. About 16% of these students will attend law school or medical/veterinary/optometry/dentistry school.
  • Over the past decade, DePauw students have graduated well prepared to excel in medical school and additional post-graduate health care programs.  Students entering allopathic medical school programs in 2014 have an average GPA of 3.62 and average MCAT of 30.1 . Students entering osteopathic medical school programs in 2014 have an average GPA of 3.4 with an average MCAT of 27.2. Many students entering medical school usually consider early decision as part of the admissions process for allopathic schools.  Click here to learn more about medical and health pre-professional advising...

  • The Council of Independent Colleges reported that, from 2006-2010, DePauw produced the same number of Ph.D.s in computer science (seven) as Tufts University (4,892 undergraduate enrollment) and Texas Tech University (23,595 undergraduate enrollment).

  • DePauw graduates from 2006 to 2010 who majored in computer science were two times as likely (4 percent compared to 2 percent) to attain a Ph.D. as  graduates from Indiana University, according to the Council of Independent Colleges. The report also noted that IU's undergraduate enrollment is more than 12 times that of DePauw (30,319 compared to 2,365).

Top Graduate Program Destinations for Students in the Class of 2014
Duke University Columbia University DePaul University
Indiana University Law School Indiana University The Johns Hopkins University
The Ohio State University Northwestern University Purdue University
University of Illinois University of Virginia Vanderbilt University
Loyola University The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Washington University of St. Louis
Michigan State University University of Texas Tufts University
     
Other graduate program destinations for recent graduates
Boston University Brown University Cincinnati Conservatory
Cleveland Institute of Music Emory University Georgetown University
Harvard University Stanford University The Tuck School of Business
at Dartmouth College 
University of Minnesota Washington University (MO) Yale University

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Off-Campus Study

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Law School Admissions

DePauw graduates have consistently outpaced their national peers in acceptance to law school. About 80% of DePauw applicants are admitted to a law school program annually.

ACADEMIC YEAR

DPU APPS

DPU ACCEPTS

DPU %

NATIONAL APPS

NATIONAL ACCEPTS

NATIONAL %

2013-14

39

32

79%

55,700

43,500

78%

2012 - 13

57

51

89%

59,400

45,700

77%

2011 - 12

 46

36

78%

67,865

50,647

74%

2010 - 11

 61

47

79%

78,474

55,760

71%

2009 - 10

 78

63

80%

87,912

60,436

69%

2008 - 09

 86

71

82%

85,576

58,374

67%

SOURCE: LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION COUNCIL

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National Fellowships and Awards

From the Peace Corps to Teach For America and the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Program, and other nationally-competitive fellowships and awards, DePauw has a strong history of alumni receiving scholarships and awards to support post-graduate study, research or teaching in a wide range of academic disciplines.    

  • Seven DePauw alumni received Fulbright fellowships in 2013. Click here to read more...

  • DePauw ranked first in 2014 among small schools in Teach For America's most recent listing of college and university contributors, having sent 12 members from the Class of 2014 to the TFA corps. Click here to read more...

  • In recent years, seven DePauw students have received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which was established by the U.S. Congress to support highly qualified students in science, mathematics and engineering.

  • DePauw students have also been recent recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department.

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