Denison, founded in 1831, is a liberal arts university. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Granville, 28 miles east of Columbus.

Website: www.denison.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,341
Undergraduate
Students
(55.4%) 1,297 Women
(44.6%) 1,044 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
37% of 7,540 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$64,670
Tuition and Fees
$51,960
Room and Board
$12,710
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$47,566
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,823
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
218
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Granville Population
5,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Big Red
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.7% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
10.0%
First-Year Students Returning
91.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 West College Street
City, State, Zip
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
(740) 587-6276
Fax
(740) 587-6306
E-mail
admissions@denison.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
37% of 7,540 applicants were admitted
Women
38% of 4,249 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 3,291 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
635 (23%) of 2,808 admitted students enrolled
Women
358 (22%) of 1,605 admitted students enrolled
Men
277 (23%) of 1,203 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
65% of 377 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,502
Students Accepting Wait List Position
323
Students Admitted From Wait List
55

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
600-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
43%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 65%
Top quarter: 87%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$64,670
Tuition and Fees
$51,960
Room and Board
$12,710
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003042
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
458 (74.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
343 (74.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
343 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
270 (78.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,566
Need-Based Gift
Received by 342 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,557
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 277 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,636
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 66 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
238 (38.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,511

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,497 (64.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,259 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,258 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
588 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$44,138
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,257 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,832
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,074 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,298
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 142 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
955 (41.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,862

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,823
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, natural resources with University of Michigan; occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis; environmental management, dentistry with Case Western Reserve University; medical technology with Rochester General Hospital
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
218
Part-Time Faculty
36
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
83%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,276,442
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
650
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Granville Population
5,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Campus Size
931 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
27 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
1%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security lighting, escort

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Big Red
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, riflery, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), squash
Men's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, riflery, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), squash

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,341
Women
1,297 (55.4%)
Men
1,044 (44.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,319
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.7% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students.
10.0%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
84.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 2%

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