Denison University welcomes the Class of 2015
Date of Event: August 25, 2011
Posted: August 26, 2011
GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University warmly welcomed the Class of 2015 at an Induction ceremony held on Thursday evening, Aug. 25, at the Reese-Shackelford Common. The class, some 614 strong and hailing from 38 states and 20 countries, was welcomed in a formal Induction presided over by President Dale T. Knobel. The installation began with more than 200 members of the faculty “clapping the class in,” and culminated with a rousing version of “To Denison,” blue-grass style, courtesy of several members of the faculty.
Perry Robinson, Denison vice president and director of admissions, is enthusiastic about the Class of 2015. “This class has great diversity and potential in many arenas, especially so in scholarship and leadership. They are an exceptionally well-rounded group of individuals, with a proven ability to make the most of their academic life.”
The first-year students will continue their orientation to Denison’s campus with a series of special events that will take place over the next several days. The events are designed to develop skills critical to success in college and facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college life.
Student members of various athletic teams (football, volleyball, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country) arrived over the past weeks for the fall season preparations along with various other campus and residential life student staff members. The other returning Denison University students will arrive over the weekend, and classes begin on Monday, Aug. 29.
More than 40 percent of the Class of 2015 graduated in the top 10 percent of their secondary school class, and the class has an average SAT score of approximately 1278, an ACT average of 28, and a high school grade-point average of 3.5. Additionally, multicultural students comprise more than 28 percent of the class.
The class also includes 19 class presidents, 43 school newspaper editors, more than 400 participants in the fine and performing arts, and 325 who have held full- or part-time jobs throughout the school year. The vast majority were leaders in community service, and 126 were involved in student government. More than half the members of the incoming class were involved in varsity athletics at their secondary schools. Among those athletes, 222 led their peers as team captains, and 59 earned All-State recognition.
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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