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Denison University

Granville, OH, USA
3.89 Average Rating

Founded in 1831, Denison University is a private school in mid-Ohio and the second oldest liberal arts college in the state. Denison grants bachelor’s degrees in 54 academic majors and its First-Year Program provides academic and co-curricular guidance for new students. Additionally, Denison helps send several students to internships in Washington, DC through the Richard G. Lugar Program in Politics and Public Service. The campus is also home to a biological reserve where professors occasionally hold biology and geology classes. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
37%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
22%
Out-Of-State Students
74%
41%
Submitting ACT
35%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1335
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,341
Total Number of Undergrads
2,341
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
30%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,808
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$51,960
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$51,960
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,710
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,783
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,401
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$29,672

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
45%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,124
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
165
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
99%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Big Red
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
North Coast Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbus
New York
Chicago
Washington
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.89 Average Rating
A well known liberal arts school in the Ohio area with exceptional professors, unlimited opportunities, and a real community. Surely this college is not for everyone. However, if you are looking for a school where people personally care for your success, and you want to do more than just major- then this is the school for you.
Denisonian
Denison University is an exceptional private liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio. Although the campus is small, the diversity of both students and academics makes the university a perfect match for students, who are looking to create an intellectual legacy as well as make a number of diverse friends and future professional contacts. With a high priority on academics as well as an equal commitment to providing hundreds of opportunities for campus involvement, Denison is truly a stand-out university.
Recent Grad - 2012
Denison has a wide variety of students, being one of the most socioeconomically diverse schools in the country and has a growing population of international students. It is a welcoming and safe community that provides an strong foundation for every student to succeed. It's a place to explore your interests, find your passions and make lifelong friends!
Anna
Denison University is a community of its own on the hill. It values diversity and integrity. Denison is a great place to be.
Stefanie from Santa Ana, CA
Denison is a challenging school academically, but as far as campus goes, it is a wonderful place to attend college. Professors really do care about your academic standing and go out of their way to help you in any way possible. Being a residential campus, you make friends fast and become very close with those that live around you.
Kaitlyn
Denison is social - whether you're eating, studying, or wandering around campus, you do it with friends. Denison is smart - it's amazing to be around this many people who have higher than average intelligence. Denison is a bit of a party school, but simultaneously accessible for those who don't like the party scene.
Quin
Endless opportunities. Positive and encouraging community. Freedom to choose your college experience.
Hannah from Massillon, OH
Denison feels a lot bigger than it is; just over two thousand people sounds small but there are always faculty/staff, Granville, and other places to experience! Students are friendly and involved. The potential to succeed here is incredible- students can achieve anything!
Jackson from Richmond, VA

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