A Denison University education is not just for a living, but for a life. Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.
Admission to Denison is based on a holistic review of your application. Additional materials that you voluntarily include will only enhance the overall picture we see of you.
We focus primarily on your academic history, but appreciate the insight into your personal high school experience that supplemental information can provide.
Supplements should be sent directly to the admissions office and MUST INCLUDE: Student’s full name, high school, and date of birth so we can easily identify you and connect your arts supplement with the rest of your application.
All supplements must be received by the application deadline—January 15th for Regular Decision applicants—and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
Applicants may submit a PowerPoint presentation with 15-20 images of your artwork from high school including the size, medium, and date of completion for each work. A brief artist statement may be included in the PowerPoint as well. Please do not send original artworks.
The Department of Cinema does not review any supplemental admissions materials (e.g. videos, scripts, papers). The department is dedicated to teaching cinema to all students who wish to study film/video aesthetics, history, theory, and production in the context of a broader liberal arts education.
Applicants may submit a short DVD portraying the student taking a class, and dancing either in a performance or for the camera as if auditioning. We strongly recommend that you visit Denison and participate in a Dance class while on campus as well.
The Music Department requires that applicants wishing to be considered for Music Scholarships have a live audition with a faculty member or submit a recording to the department. Live auditions can be scheduled by contacting Pam Hughes
CDs or DVDs will also be accepted and can be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Students wishing to get involved with the Music Department without becoming a Major/Minor may also submit recordings to be reviewed.
Applicants may submit a short DVD portraying the student acting either in a performance or for the camera as if auditioning.