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DePauw Distinctions

  • Conde Nast Traveler

    DePauw University is one of "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," according to Condé Nast Traveler. 

  • By comparison, the national average is 59.3% in six years and private schools within the Independent Colleges of Indiana (of which DePauw is one) have a 60.3% four-year graduation rate.

  • In the US - Money Magazine 2018

    And one of only three institutions in the Midwest in the top thirty. #1 in Indiana. 

  • Young Alumni Survey

    In a 2017 survey of young alumni, 98% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their faculty. 

  • Young Alumni Survey

    In a 2017 survey of young alumni, 93% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of DePauw's academic programs/majors.

  • College Factual 2018
    DePauw University has one of the top-ranked music programs in the country. Our program ranks 33 out of the 371 schools included in the 2018 report. 
  • Center on Education and Workforce, 2019

    According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, we rank in the top 14% in the U.S. for alumni earning 15 years after graduation and top 7% in the U.S. after 40 years. 

  • 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.

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance

    As ranked by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in 2018 and 2019.

  • Open Doors Report

    For the number of students studying abroad for 4-year baccalaureate insitutions.

  • 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. 

  • U.S. News and World Report

    For 2019, we maintained our position as Indiana's top-rated liberal arts college while jumping into the national top 50 in US News and World Report's latest rankings.

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

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

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

  • Liberal Arts - US News and World Report

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

  • The Princeton Review

    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.

  • 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. 

Parker Black

DePauw is a great school. I didn’t just choose it solely off of location. … It feels like the right choice so I just went with my gut feeling and went for it.-Parker Black