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4 out of 5
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2008

DePauw is a small, but vibrant college community of high achieving, well-rounded students. Because of its size, students get close attention from faculty and plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus -- even holding leadership roles as underclassmen. Not all students will like the rural location or heavy emphasis on greek organizations, but the academic experience is top notch.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2010

DePauw is an amazing place for personal growth, education, and socialization. You will make your best friends for life, experience the benefits of a close knit community with ample social opportunities like greek life, clubs, and organizations, and you will be exposed to challenging but encouraging academic ideas both inside and out of the classrooom. The campus has a vibrant social scene, ample cultural events like concerts and prestigious guest speakers, and numerous fun activities such as historic sporting rivalries, campus traditions, and a few fun surprises you'll have to find out about for yourself!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2010

DePauw is an amazing place for personal growth, education, and socialization. You will make your best friends for life, experience the benefits of a close knit community with ample social opportunities like greek life, clubs, and organizations, and you will be exposed to challenging but encouraging academic ideas both inside and out of the classrooom. The campus has a vibrant social scene, ample cultural events like concerts and prestigious guest speakers, and numerous fun activities such as historic sporting rivalries, campus traditions, and a few fun surprises you'll have to find out about for yourself!

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5 out of 5
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Degree: History

DePauw is a really unique school with a student-centered mission. The campus is gorgeous and the facilities are modern and well-maintained, but the real appeal is the dedicated faculty and staff who are there because they want to teach students. I've gotten a grad degree at a larger institution and it's helped me realize how special it was to have professors who knew my name and took the time to give me substantive feedback on my assignments. I still keep in touch with a few of them and it's made a lasting difference in my life. The sticker price and the location can be turnoffs at first glance, but many of us were on generous scholarship and financial aid packages and the school community is very welcoming.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2008

Tell us about your college experience.

I had a wonderful college experience. My small, liberal arts school was a perfect pit for me because I was able to engage in high level academic courses and leadership positions on campus.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would choose English Literature or sociology as my major. I choose communications at first because I thought it was more "business" focused. I've learned that majors really matter very little in post graduate career opportunities.

What advice can you offer other students?

Try everything. Take courses in different subjects. Try out different clubs. Study abroad. Use your college years to find the things that you love and want to do. If you're passionate about something you'll be able to find a career in it after you graduate.

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