Denison University

Aerial photo of Denison University in the autumn

“Ralph Waldo Emerson said an institution is the lengthening shadow of one man — or woman. What has happened and is happening at Denison proves it. The change in ambience and ethos is palpable. It is a place where good things are happening and a new spirit is in the air … It is first rate.
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Denison University
100 W. College St.
Granville, Ohio 43023
740.587.6276
admission@denison.edu
www.denison.edu
⋅ Approximately 2,300 students
⋅ 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Ethnically and geographically diverse student body from 50 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and 40 countries
⋅ More than 80% come from outside of Ohio.
⋅ Tuition: $49,310
⋅ Room and Board: $12,330
⋅ All admission applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships.
⋅ Merit scholarships range from $5,000 to full tuition all four years.

Denison University celebrates convocation outside

Denison University students chat together

Denison University professor talks with students in a classroom

Denison University varsity lacrosse team plays in a match

Denison University graduates wear their caps and gowns

Character
  • Independent, coeducational, residential college of liberal arts and sciences founded in 1831
  • Intellectually challenging Summer Scholars Research Program exists for highly motivated students interested in pursuing original research opportunities.
  • Picturesque 900-acre hillside campus with 360-acre Biological Reserve located in a quaint Midwestern village just 25 minutes from the state’s thriving capital

Worth Noting
  • New academic programs include global commerce, data analytics, financial economics, narrative nonfiction writing, and health, exercise and sport studies.
  • Denison Internship Program offers more than 300 sites across the country for career exploration during the summer.
  • The brand-new Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts will open in January of 2019, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the departments of music, dance, and theater.

Faculty & Academics
  • 100% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; there are no teaching assistants.
  • Faculty are both teachers and scholars, and they are frequent recipients of prestigious awards.
  • Denison offers 53 academic majors and 5 pre-professional programs.

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, please check the college website.

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Anthropology & Sociology
Arabic
Art History & Visual Culture
Art Studio
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology
Black Studies
Chemistry
Chinese
Cinema
Classical Studies
Communication
Computational Science
Computer Science
Dance
Data Analytics
East Asian Studies
Economics
Educational Studies
English (Creative Writing)
English (Literature)
Environmental Studies
Financial Economics
French
Geophysics
Geosciences
German
Global Commerce
Greek
Health, Exercise, & Sport Studies
History
Individually Designed Major
International Studies
Japanese
Latin
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Music
Music (Bluegrass Emphasis)
Music (Composition Emphasis)
Music (History Emphasis)
Music (Performance Emphasis)
Narrative Nonfiction Writing
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Physics
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Queer Studies
Religion
Sociology & Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women’s and Gender Studies

Pre-Professional Programs
Pre-Business
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Environmental Management & Pre-Forestry
Pre-Health (Pre-Med)
Pre-Law

Campus Life
  • Wide variety of housing options ranging from apartment-style residence halls to alternate energy buildings
  • 160+ student-run organizations offer leadership and organizational skills training.
  • 75% of students participate in varsity or recreational sports.
  • Denison has won 15 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) All-Sports championships since 1984.
  • More than 85 selective academic off-campus study programs abroad and in the U.S.

Varsity Sports

NCAA Division III, North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC):

Baseball (Men)
Basketball (Men, Women)
Cross Country (Men, Women)
Field Hockey (Women)
Football (Men)
Golf (Men, Women)
Lacrosse (Men, Women)
Soccer (Men, Women)
Softball (Women)
Swimming & Diving (Men, Women)
Tennis (Men, Women)
Track & Field (Indoor/Outdoor) (Men, Women)
Volleyball (Women)

Life After College
  • Denison’s Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration is one of the finest career-preparation services in the country. Counselors help students identify and pursue internships, scholarships, fellowships, and more, in addition to honing their interview, professional writing, and networking skills. Five years after graduation, 99% of Denison alumni are employed or in graduate school, with more than 90% of them working in their desired field or position. 93% of alumni are satisfied with how well Denison prepared them for professional success after college.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • SAT (Reading + Math) middle 50%: 1200-1380
  • ACT middle 50%: 28-31
  • Denison has a test-optional admission policy.