Incoming Class of 2010 Features Quality, Diversity
Posted: June 1, 2006
Vice President and Director of Admissions Perry Robinson
GRANVILLE -- The 2006 numbers are in, and Denison University's Office of Admissions is reporting another highly successful and record-breaking year. Building on the momentum and strength of several recent entering classes, the Class of 2010 is "a terrifically talented and diverse group of young men and women," according to Vice President and Director of Admissions Perry Robinson. "In many respects, the Class of 2010 appears to have the potential to be one of Denison's best," Robinson stated. The academic quality and demonstrated success of Denison's current students have been cited as key factors 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 2010 to our student body will further enhance the extraordinary educational experiences offered to all Denison students."
In 2005-06, Denison's Office of Admissions received more than 5,000 applications, one of its two largest applicant pools ever. Subsequently, only 37 percent of Denison's applicants were admitted this year, which represents a record low.
Highlights of this impressive class include:
Denison's Class of 2010 is as accomplished outside the classroom as it is academically. This incoming group includes some 25 class presidents, 44 school newspaper editors, more than 300 participants in the fine or performing arts, 558 who hold full- or part-time jobs through the school year, and literally hundreds who were leaders in community service. More than three-quarters of the incoming class were involved in athletics at their schools, and 188 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 nine 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 to Denison's "DARTers" (members of the Denison Alumni Recruiting Team), led by Senior Associate Director of Admissions Mike Hills, as well as other alumni, parents of current Denison students, and friends of the University who played a pivotal role in recruiting these exceptional students for Denison.
Denison University, located in Granville, Ohio, 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.
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