Denison's Office of Admissions Reports Another 'Highly Successful Year'
Posted: June 2, 2004
The 2004 numbers are in, and Denison University's Office of Admissions is reporting another highly successful year. Building on the momentum and strength of several recent entering classes, the Class of 2008 is "a terrifically talented and diverse group" of young men and women, according to Vice President and Director of Admissions Perry Robinson.
The academic quality and demonstrated success of the Denison's current students have been cited as key factors in in attracting such a strong group of incoming students, Robinson notes, while reinforcing the University's reputation as one of the nation's leading colleges of the liberal arts and sciences.
"It is clear that we are the first-choice college for a growing number of outstanding students from around the country and overseas," Robinson explained. "The addition of the Class of 2008 to our student body will further enhance the extraordinary educational experiences offered to all Denison students."
In 2003-04, Denison's Office of Admissions received nearly 5,000 applications (4,938), its largest applicant pool ever. Subsequently, only 44 percent of Denison's applicants we admitted this year, which represents a record low.
Highlights of this impressive class include:
Denison's Class of 2008 is as accomplished outside the classroom as it is academically. This incoming group includes 27 class presidents, 19 school newspaper editors, 136 participants in student government, 561 who hold full- or part-time jobs, and literally hundreds who were leaders in community service. More than 500 of these students were involved in athletics, and nearly half (226) led their peers as team captains. Many of these student-athletes will play an immediate role in Denison's quest to retain the North Coast Athletic Conference's coveted All-Sports Trophy, an honor DU has claimed for an unprecedented seven consecutive years.
The University's Office of Admissions expressed thanks to all of the Denison students, faculty and staff who joined forces to make this admissions year such a resounding success. In addition, special recognition was accorded Denison's "DARTers" (members of the Denison Alumni Recruiting Team), led by Senior Associate Director of Admissions Mike Hills, as well as other alumni and friends of the University who played a pivotal role in recruiting these exceptional students for Denison.
Denison University, located in, was founded in 1831 and is a privately supported, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, offering three different bachelor's degrees (B.A., B.S. and B.F.A.) among more than 40 majors and concentrations. Some 2,000 full-time undergraduate students represent 47 states and 34 foreign countries. Denison is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) and a founding member of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). Denison's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established in 1910. Dale T. Knobel is Denison's 19th president.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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