Denison University

Granville, OH

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Denison University

Denison University

Denison University Student Essentials

Denison University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Big Red
Website: www.denison.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 42,280
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 42,280
Retention Rate: 92%
Enrollment: 2,320
Year Established: 1831

About Denison University

Engagement is key at Denison University. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and avoids large class sizes. Instead of lectures and presentations, the university encourages an interactive learning environment based on discussion and inquiry.

More than teaching facts, Denison’s academics seek to inspire its students. More than 45 programs of study are available, from Art History to Women’s Studies. Denison also offers the Lugar Program in Politics and Public Service, which is a unique two-track program focusing on United States domestic and foreign policy.

Student life at Denison presents a number of opportunities in athletics, the arts and community service. You can also get involved in any of the university’s clubs and organizations, including leadership programs, fraternities and sororities.

Many financial aid opportunities are available at Denison. Grants, loans and work-study are some of the need-based aid options, and merit scholarships can further reduce the burden of tuition and expenses.

Denison’s admissions consider a variety of criteria. Paramount among these is your academic achievement, as demonstrated by your high school GPA, SAT/ACT scores and letters of recommendation. Your personal essay is important not just in showing your writing ability, but also in helping the admissions committee to learn who you are. To this end, an on-campus interview is recommended as well.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Denison University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Denison University is a liberal arts school in Ohio. That is a basic and bland description of Denison, but in many ways it describes Denison perfectly. Denison is a liberal arts school that is obsessed with its mission statement and desperately attempts to make all students "autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society." However, so far I have not seen the preppy, self-centered, judgmental girls at this school change. Denison has many great highlights though. The campus is beautiful (although, so are many liberal arts schools in the Midwest and East Coast). Most people are very friendly and you have the opportunity to meet some really amazing people on campus and in Granville. Granville is a great small town! Most of the restaurants in town are delicious and a walk down to Granville can make anyone feel better. Life has improved a great deal Sophomore year, but Denison is not a place for someone who wants to meet interesting people from diverse backgrounds. racially diverse students, or students that are committed to academics. Of course, you will find all of these types of people at Denison, but not exactly the right amount. In conclusion, I have not transferred from Denison yet and Denison is a good school. My advice: choose a school that best meets your expectations of what you want your college experience to be.


Denison University Map & Location

Denison University
100 West College Rd
Granville, OH 43023


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Getting Around Denison University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Granville, OH

Winter
Dec
39
23
Jan
35
19
Feb
39
20
Spring
Mar
49
28
Apr
62
38
May
72
48
Summer
Jun
81
58
Jul
84
62
Aug
82
60
Fall
Sep
76
52
Oct
64
40
Nov
52
32

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,320
Freshman Class 644
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,320

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 78%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 6%
African American 7%
Caucasian 78%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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