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DePauw University is a coeducational institution located in Greencastle, Indian, United States. It was established in 1837 by the Methodist Church as Indiana Asbury University. The university became coeducational in 1867. It settled on its present name in 1884. The campus spreads across an area of more than 690 acres and has 36 major buildings. It also operates a radio station called WGRE.

DePauw University competes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Their sports teams are known as the Tigers. The sports teams include men's and women's baseball, football, soccer, softball, basketball, swimming and diving, cross county, track and field, golf, tennis, and volleyball.

Some of DePauw University's notable alumni are Joseph P. Allen, NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut; Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of U. S Relief and Works Agency; and Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States.

Profile of DePauw University

DePauw is found in Greencastle, IN. Greencastle is a town not particularly near any major cities. Applicants to the school are attracted by its United Methodist identity. DePauw is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from DePauw is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in media, science, music, mathematics, and liberal arts.

DePauw Selectivity

Admission to DePauw is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 660.


DePauw maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at DePauw is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 398 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

DePauw has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. DePauw values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

DePauw Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts219economics, English composition, English, Spanish language, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, . . .
Science74biology, biochemistry, geology, physics, chemistry, physical sciences
Media50communication studies
Therapy and Counselling30psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24athletic trainer, exercise science
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science
Music18music performance, music, music management, conducting
Education and Teaching16elementary school teaching, music teaching, Education
Fine Arts13fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

Contact: DePauw

DePauw University

313 S Locust St

Greencastle, IN 46135-1772

General Phone: (765) 658-4800


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