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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.   


  • According to a year-end survey of the senior class, 93 percent of DePauw's graduating class (Class of 2013) 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 2013
Advertising  / Media Higher Education Information Technology
Consulting Banking Financial Services
Healthcare Technology Hospitality
Retail  Marketing Sales
employers of Recent Graduates (including top employers for the class of 2013)
American Red Cross Angie's List BMO Harris Bank
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Citigroup Cummins Inc.
DyKnow Eli Lilly and Company   ExactTarget
General Mills General Electric Goldman Sachs
Microsoft Morgan Stanley Proctor and Gamble
Simon Property Group Starcom Worldwide Target (Headquarters)
Teach for America Technology Services Group Wall Street Journal
Welch Packaging Group West Monroe Partners The White House

Graduate and professional School

  • Approximately 30% of the Class of 2013 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 70%. Click here to learn more about pre-law preparation...

  • Among students pursuing graduate study, 13% will begin a Ph.D. program, while 52% will pursue an MA, MS, or MBA. Just shy of ten percent of these students will attend law school or medical/veterinary/optometry/dentistry school.
  • Over the past decade, DePauw students have outpaced their peers in medical school acceptance. Almost half of all applicants from DePauw are accepted to medical school compared to 45% of applicants nationwide. 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 2013
Case Western Reserve University Columbia University DePaul University
Indiana University Law School Indiana University The Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Purdue University
University of Michigan University of Virginia Vanderbilt 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

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 ranks fifth among small schools in Teach For America's most recent listing of college and university contributors, having sent 14 members from the Class of 2013 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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