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DePauw University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 18 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Football

North Coast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,287)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,262)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 71 61 - -
Baseball 40 - - -
Basketball 18 22 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 117 - - Yes
Golf 10 10 - Yes
Soccer 43 25 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 28 27 - -
Tennis 23 16 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 4.0%
Non-resident alien 7.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.3%
Two or more races 2.7%
White/non-Hispanic 75.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 22
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 12

Notable Alumni

  • Barbara Kingsolver (Class of '77), Novelist of The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven, Homeland, and Prodigal Summer
  • Dan Quayle (Class of '69), Former United States Vice president
  • Ferid Murad (Class of '58), 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine
  • Ian Rolland (Class of '55), Founder of Lincoln Financial
  • James Stewart (Class of '73), Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Editor-at-Large for Smart Money
  • Joseph Allen (Class of '59), Former NASA Astronaut
  • Lee Hamilton (Class of '52), Former U.S. Congressman, member of President Bush's National Security Task Force, Chair of 9/11 Commission
  • Steve Sanger (Class of '68), Chairman and CEO, General Mills, Inc.
  • William Rasmussen (Class of '54), Founder of ESPN
  • Karen Koning AbuZayd (Class of '63), Assistant Secretary General, UN High Commission for Refugee Relief
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Erin from Greenwood, IN
  • 5
  • You have to live on campus all four years, but as you move through the years you get more opportunities for living such as university houses and apartments. They want…

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  • Connor from Joliet, IL
  • 3
  • Maintenance here responds fairly quickly, but doesn't go above and beyond. First year dorm experience depends heavily on the RAs on the floor and how involved they are with the…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Gabrielle from FPO, AP
  • I am a current student here

    Coming from a homeschool background, I'm used to more home-style cooking. But the dining hall is pretty okay. There's lots of eating options: dining hall, cafes, smoothie bar, etc.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    There are around 5 good nearby restaurants to go eat to. The dining hall itself does not offer such great quality food but the desserts are really good!

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  • 4
  • Noemi from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Several of the prospective students that come really enjoy the food at the dining hall. There is a variety of foods for meat eaters and vegetarians. The food is good and they have good dining services and times. One gets to choose a planning meal for the semester which is very helpful.

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  • 2
  • David from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a current student here

    The meal plan used to be decent, but now they changed it up to much of the student body's disapproval. The food also got worse from last year :(

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  • 2
  • Sam from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Like any other cafeteria, the food is mediocre. There isn't too much variety, but we have a good salad bar. The meal plans are changing this year to a swipe plan and some of our various other locations for eating are being shut down.

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  • 4
  • Mary Jane from Wheaton, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are two dining halls: the hub and the den. The hub is a buffet-style dining hall, with many options and the den has sandwiches and a small menu you can order from. Both are good, but many students get tired of the food. Greek houses have their own kitchens which tend to be better.

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  • 4
  • Dyamond from Richton Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are a few options for dining. There's the hub, a buffet style place to eat, the den which offers sandwiches, pizza, and pasta along with small convenient store, marvin's, which is a burger and fast food type of place and there are also places off campus that take our meal plan card.

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  • 3
  • Justine from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • I am a current student here

    The meal plan recently changed to a greater focus on healthy and organic. That being said you can still count on the Hub to have good comfort food. The Den is a better alternative mainly because it has some variety to it.

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  • 5
  • Taylor from Mooresville, IN
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is always fresh and the cooks take pride in cooking food from local farmers! There isn't any trans fats here and all the food is so healthy!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sam from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The majority of those on campus are involved in Greek life. There are twenty-five Greek-lettered organizations. Most of them belong to a governing council, but there is also one local sorority and a National Greek Honor Society. Even if you aren't interested in Greek life, I urge you to keep an open mind. At a school where almost everyone is in a Greek house, you will likely be able to find like-minded individuals in a house.

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  • 0
  • Mary Jane from Wheaton, IL
  • I am a current student here

    We have the largest percentage of students who go greek than any other college in America. Before visiting, I DID NOT WANT TO GO GREEK, after visiting and realizing the greek stereotypes are not true whatsoever, I WANTED TO GO GREEK.

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  • 0
  • Justine from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life Central, you will understand greek even if you do not plan on pledging. Being independent is very possible, but there is a high emphasis on greek and charity.

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  • 0
  • Erin from Greenwood, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge tradition on campus. We are about 70% Greek. However this does not change the education one receives or limits their opportunities in any way. We do take pride in our strong Greek community but that is because of the brother and sisterhood bonds that are created and the charitable way that each chapter behaves itself.

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