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Rank: 99

DePauw University

Greencastle, INwww.depauw.edu
Small class sizes and a solid graduation rate helped DePauw University, which sits an hour outside Indianapolis, earn a reputation as a top liberal arts school. Its about 2,100 students are active in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and the university's popular Winter Term in Service program sends many of them to developing countries for community service. Most students major in the social sciences, English, or biological sciecnes. While DePauw doesn't have a journalism degree program, the college does have a rich history of graduating future journalists. That's unsurprising given the college's history: The Society of Professional Journalists, known then as Sigma Delta Chi, was founded there in 1909, and The DePauw is the oldest college newspaper in Indiana. Nearly 85% of students graduate within six years, a mark that puts DePauw slightly above schools with similar student populations. Within three years, the typical graduate makes $52,300, which is also just higher than the graduates of peer schools. DePauw is home to the first sorority in the nation, and Greek life remains an important part of the social scene. Three-quarters of men are in fraternities, and about 65% of women are in sororities. Almost all students live on campus throughout their time as undergraduates.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$64,100
% of students who get any grants
99%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$33,100
Average price for low-income students
$12,900
admissions
Acceptance rate
65%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1160/27
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
2,253
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
89%
% of students who get merit* grants
39%
Average merit grant
$17,350
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$25,600
Average salary within 3 years
$52,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
37%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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