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DePauw Distinctions

Combine national caliber academics with life-transforming student experiences on a Top 50 most beautiful campus. The result? A gold standard education.

  • Private Liberal Arts College

    In Indiana - US News and World Report

    We're proud to be ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 Private Liberal Arts College in the state of Indiana. 


    In Indiana

    DePauw is second in the state of Indiana for the number of college graduates who participate in Teach For America. The CEO of Teach For America, Elisa Villanueva Beard, is a 1998 DePauw graduate. 

  • Best College

    College Factual

    This list compares the quality of education you can expect to receive at a given college, compared to all others on the list, regardless of whether the institution is designated a research university or a liberal arts college.

  • Colleges

    Colleges that Pay You Back

    Survey topics from Princeton Review broadly cover academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt, and alumni support. The company also factored in data from PayScale.com surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction.

  • are First-Generation Students

  • private for salaries

    Payscale 2017 College Salary rankings

    As ranked by Payscale 2017 College Salary rankings. 

  • Best Value

    Liberal Arts - US News and World Report

    US News and World Report ranked us the #38 Best Value School for Liberal Arts Colleges. 


    When our graduates apply to medical school with a minimum 3.6 GPA and 80th percentile MCAT scores, 90% are accepted.

  • College Value

    2018 By Kiplinger's Personal Finance

    As ranked by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. 


    Open Doors Report

    Total study abroad students for baccalaureate colleges. 


    Research is a focal point of our academic prowess. 30% of students engage in research with a faculty member by their senior year.


    When our graduates apply to law school, 80% are accepted. That’s markedly above the national average.

  • Most Fulbright students

    For six years in a row, we have ranked 8th among U.S. universities for producing the most Fulbright students.

Christian Rivera

DePauw has shown me how to stand with individuals from all types of backgrounds and lead in diverse settings.-Christian Rivera