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DEPAUW University Gold Within

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Gold Within reflects DePauw’s commitment to the gold standard for academic excellence. For you, that means close relationships with accomplished professors, connections to successful alumni mentors in virtually any profession and a level of personal attention to your success throughout your entire experience that big universities cannot match. We merge a broad-based liberal arts and sciences curriculum with in-depth professional development, so by the time you graduate, you’re ready for anything and the gold within you will shine. We’re so sure of that, we stand behind the positive outcome of every degree.

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What does DePauw’s Gold Within Mean for You?


Professional success in virtually any field is the outcome of a DePauw education, as nearly 100% of our graduates prove every year. We’re just as committed to your future as you are, and that commitment is brought to life by professors who are experts in their fields, small classes, and an intellectual community of unwavering support. On our stunningly beautiful campus, you’ll experience a holistic education that sets you apart after graduation and find a powerful alumni network of professional connections to launch your career.

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Bold, Gold, and Ready to Lead


DePauw combines robust academics with extensive experiential opportunities to shape your leadership skills. You’ll play a dynamic part in our campus community and the world beyond. DePauw is 7th in the nation for students studying abroad and 84% participate in at least one internship. Every student participates in a four-year professional pathway and two extended terms (Winter, May or Summer). In fact, we’re so confident in your success that our Gold Commitment promises that you’ll find that first job or be in graduate school or other planned first stop within six months of graduation, or we’ll find that opportunity for you or allow you to return tuition-free to hone your skills.

Jennifer Pace Robinson '92', vice president for experience development/family learning at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

An Education that Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes


A degree from DePauw is your launchpad to an inspiring career and a purposeful life, and our grads prove it year after year. They’ve won Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, been New York Times Bestsellers, anchored newscasts, adventured into space, and have founded or lead business and organizations the world over. They are doctors, lawyers, politicians, scientists, engineers, CEOs, COOs and entrepreneurs. And they love making connections and providing internships and job opportunities for DePauw students! Our alumni and current students are making an impact on the world. No matter what they do or where they travel, our alumni will always be gold within.

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