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DePauw spends a lot of time and resourcesQuite BrightPolitical Science
DePauw spends a lot of time and resources on merely promoting itself. They sell the name and not always are interested in the right things. Especially those that are in power as far as pricing for students. The meal plan steals thousands of dollars from students. If you pay a parking ticket in cash, they then double charge it to your student account, hoping to charge you twice. I called to get it fixed, and they had "no record of the ticket being paid" and charged me twice because they are incapable of their jobs. No one at the financial aid office or the academic life office will get back to you any sooner than two days after you have contacted them. They are not that busy. I see their schedules to sign up for meetings, and they are always free almost the whole day to see students, yet they cannot email you back for days.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Social Life: A+, University Resource Use: D+
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Waste of money, everythingBright
Waste of money, everything they do is marketing, they sell the name and not education.. worst decision I ever made and I will be looking to transfer for sure.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
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They Offered 160k in merit and academic scholarships.Quite BrightChemistry
They Offered 160k in merit and academic scholarships. Out of 250k that is a serious offer. However, DePauw is in denial when it comes to its Greek Life. 80% plus is the dominating way of life on this campus. Other grads that you will meet at "Friends and Family" receptions (you should definitely attend) are very polite and honest, to a degree. When pressed about how they enjoyed campus, if they were not a member of Greek Life, the answer was evasive and eventually negative. Which compelled me to probe further...They are treated like social outcasts. Life is too short for these games. Clicks should remain in grade school. Not encouraging! It did not help DePauw's image when the student campus guide was nursing a severe hangover and bragging about the amount of alcohol that was consumed on was now Friday; to each their own, but straighten the hell up for guests. This was during an orientation visit. What a rollercoaster feeling, going from elation when DePauw accepted me, to realizing they are a hot mess in need of guidance. Try telling your parents that you will not be attending what is possibly the best College in Indiana because they cannot get their sh*t together. Better to know ahead of time as this kind of investment is life altering. My advice is steer clear until DePauw cleans house. Conversely, if you are a binge drinker from a well-to-do family who likes humiliating others, you have found home. I really wanted to attend DePauw. However, I earned full rides at IU, ISU and IUPUI. Sadly, my dream of going to DePauw will be denied for my own well-being, I changed my mind and chose one of the other schools. Good Luck on your decision.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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