Our 695 acres of adventuresome grounds, distinct community spaces and 36 iconic buildings deliver continuous opportunities to engage, explore and get creative.
Located in the historic town of Greencastle, Indiana, just 45 minutes west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a fully residential liberal arts college. Our community comes to life through close interaction and a shared commitment to the excellence of our campus and academic experiences.
From concerts and acclaimed lecture series to athletic events and student-led activities, there is always something new and intriguing to experience at DePauw.
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Nature Park, Preserves, Falls and Forests
There is more land in protected nature preserves in Putnam County, where DePauw University is located, than any other county in Indiana. Tie your shoelaces and trek through over nine miles of trails in our 520-acre nature park just near campus. Discover fields, forest, an abandoned limestone quarry and–a few miles away–one of the biggest waterfalls in Indiana. Take a run, hike with friends or tote in your tools and textbooks for biological research.
Experience our cutting-edge sports facilities and cheer on our 23 varsity teams as they compete to win in the North Coast Atlantic Conference. And don’t miss out on our annual Monon Bell football game between DePauw and Wabash College–voted Indiana’s best football rivalry by ESPN fans.
Our hometown is a vibrant community of about 10,000 people, attracting students, visiting artists and leading minds from the world over. Downtown Greencastle is closely integrated with DePauw's campus and the perfect place to connect with friends, grab a bite to eat, see a movie and appreciate a robust annual line up of community events and performing arts.
- Take a stroll around the Courthouse Square
- Learn more about Greencastle's Economic Development (March 2021)
- Go Putnam County
- Chamber of Commerce
- Putnam County Hospital
- Banner Graphic Newspaper
- Community School Corporation