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DePauw University

DePauw prepares you for a life of meaning and means; we enable you to join legions of alumni who are leaders the world needs. You will be taught by extraordinary professors in small, exciting classes; live and study with peers whose diversity enriches the community; and supported as you pursue your academic and experiential passions. This is our Gold Commitment to you.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



DePauw University was founded in 1837 by the Methodist Church. Originally called Indiana Asbury University in honor of Francis Asbury, the first American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the school was envisioned by its founders to be an ecumenical institution of national stature that would be “conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations.


  • Develop the leadership skills, critical thinking and experience necessary to lead in today’s world. Our brilliant faculty and co-curricular liberal arts approach make this transformation possible.
  • DePauw University offer a wide variety of majors and minors in different fields.


  • From year one at DePauw, students are encouraged to partner with faculty and peers to put ideas and theory into practice. While working in a science lab is often the stereotypical example of research, DePauw students also routinely conduct research across the humanities and social sciences. Here, students don't wait behind graduate students or Ph.D. candidates for opportunities. 
  • Diverse opportunities on and off-campus are available throughout the school year and summers. Some students join Honor Scholar and Fellows Programs with built-in research components, but opportunities are available to every student regardless of program affiliation, major or class. 

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Student services

The DePauw Student Government is the chief advocate for DePauw students, bringing courage of conviction to every platform on campus. Want to see a change? You can shape campus culture by running for office, representing your student groups as a liaison or voicing your ideas at General Assemblies.

Housing services

There are several first-year residence halls on campus: 

  • Bishop Roberts Hall: A 140-person hall located in South Quad, featuring primarily double rooms on four floors, a TV lounge, game room, shared kitchen and study lounge. 
  • Humbert Hall: A 130-student hall located in South Quad, featuring a first-floor common area with multiple lounges, a kitchen, game room and two study rooms. 
  • Longden Hall: A 100-student hall overlooking the Dells park, featuring double and triple rooms. 

Library services

Our primary goal is to serve and support the academic mission of the University.  We offer an array of resources and services to assist you.  Whether its in Roy O West, Music, Prevo Science or the Archives, we want to help meet your information needs.

Archives & Special Collections:

  • Documents and Photographs
  • Artifacts
  • Indexes/Directories
  • James Riley Weaver's Civil War book,

ICT services

  • Printing & Copying to Public Network printers
  • Changing your password and password requirements
  • Check the balance of your account in e-Services

Medical services

Hendricks Regional Health, with support from Putnam County Hospital, will provide DePauw students, faculty and staff with on-site access to preventive healthcare, injury and illness care, health coaching and wellness programs, condition management, pharmacy and medication management. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our 695 acres of adventuresome grounds, distinct community spaces and 36 iconic buildings deliver continuous opportunities to engage, explore and get creative.
  • Located in the historic town of Greencastle, Indiana, just 45 minutes west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a fully residential liberal arts college. Our community comes to life through close interaction and a shared commitment to the excellence of our campus and academic experiences. 
  • From concerts and acclaimed lecture series to athletic events and student-led activities, there is always something new and intriguing to experience at DePauw.

Sports facilities

  • Blackstock Stadium
  • Indoor Tennis and Track Center
  • Blackstock Courts
  • Neal Fieldhouse
  • Walker Field
  • Softball Field
  • Erdmann Natatorium
  • Reavis Stadium
  • Welch Fitness Center

Student clubs

The foundation of every DePauw story lies in a connective community of peers and empowering faculty who push you to engage and lead. With more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus plus a continuous calendar of Campus Life activities, there is no shortage of opportunity to get involved.


DePauw University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The public is invited to submit comments about the University. Our most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was December 2018.

Student Reviews

So much theory, not enough practice.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Being a small, liberal arts college, DePauw allowed me to grow in various fields before choosing the field that I was most passionate about. This experience allowed me to explore and gain insight on several subjects that I would not have otherwise gained, be it community service, technical fields like math, fields of arts such as dance and sculpture, fields of religion,...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I worked as TA, Academically is awesome but life is not easy since the university is away from city

Greencastle, Indiana, United States


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