Denison University

100 W College St, Granville, United States
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Overview of Denison University

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,341
    • Men:1,044 (44.6%)
    • Women:1,297 (55.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Denison University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 West College Street
City, State, Zip
Granville, OH  43023
Phone
(740) 587-6276
Fax
(740) 587-6306
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
Not 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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
600-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
24%
• Score 600 - 700
52%
• Score 500 - 600
24%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
600-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
20%
• Score 600 - 700
58%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,440 (79.0967539595421%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,330 (19.33511055355183%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.5681354869060686%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Denison University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003042
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,823
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,276,442

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Denison University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


83.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


5,638

Nearest Metropolitan Area


931 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Columbus

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
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 of College Housing


99% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


1%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


Denison University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,319

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,341
Women
1,297
Men
1,044

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources