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At DePauw, you’ll notice we speak often of Gold. Gold signifies our dedication to world-class academics and your success. It means a powerful network of support from your first day on campus, exceptional preparation for life after DePauw strengthened by loyal alumni, and an unparalleled level of personal attention.

From our comprehensive liberal arts and sciences foundation to our core values, Gold reflects the talent and abilities within all of us. Once you attend DePauw, you’ll always be Gold Within.

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Who We Are

DePauw’s 1,800 curious, compassionate students lead by example and seek connection across differences. They come from nearly every state and dozens of countries and find their Gold Within — and then let it shine.


Explore new ideas, new approaches and new perspectives. With our uncommon commitment to the liberal arts, you will delve deeply into your chosen subject while also gaining a broad understanding of the world around you.

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First Year Applicants

Work with brilliant peers and master faculty to solve problems, tackle challenges and explore new ideas together. First Year Applicants

International Applicants

With 20% of students coming from 40 countries beyond the United States, DePauw is a vibrant community of global citizens. International Admission

Transfer Applicants

There are many paths toward a college degree and DePauw is committed to supporting transfer students in achieving that goal. Transfer Admission

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Invest in You

We are partners in your success, which is why DePauw is committed to making our exceptional education affordable to students of all backgrounds.

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After Graduation

Artists and athletes, entrepreneurs and environmentalists, gamers and globalists — DePauw graduates embark on a variety of career paths. The beauty of a liberal arts education means that you can apply your knowledge and skills to almost any job anywhere. Your DePauw education will not only help you land your first job, but prepare you to succeed in every stage of your career.

Danielle Sommerman ’25

DePauw professors genuinely care about you, your well-being and your academic journey. -Danielle Sommerman ’25

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Visiting campus is the best way to discover if DePauw is the right fit for you. Wander around campus, talk to students and professors, sit in on classes, and even attend an arts or athletics event.

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