Fast Facts

As one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, Denison University boasts generations of students who can attest to its effect on their lives. Each would cite a different reason. And they’d all be right because Denison’s liberal arts tradition and residential community create a college of endless personal possibilities.

OVERVIEW
FOUNDED
FOUNDED IN 1831,
Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old "Northwest Territory," west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River.
CHARACTER
INDEPENDENT
Residential, liberal arts and sciences
TOTAL FACULTY
235
(FTE)
ENROLLMENT
2,250 UNDERGRADUATES
43% men and 57% women
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO
9:1

FACULTY WITH TERMINAL DEGREES
100%
DEGREES OFFERED

BACHELOR OF
ARTS

BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF
FINE ARTS
MAJORS & PROGRAMS
53 ACADEMIC MAJORS
and 5 pre-professional programs
FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
19%
MULTICULTURAL (INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL) STUDENTS
33%
STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION
50 U.S. States and 40 Countries
STUDENTS FROM OUT OF STATE
80%
(Class of 2021)
SAT MIDDLE 50%
 
MATH:
600-690
READING:
600-690
(Class of 2021)
ACT MIDDLE 50%
28-31
(Class of 2021)
Study Abroad
Pursued by 80% of student body
Most recent retention rate, Fall 2016 to Fall 2017
91.2%
(3 year avg is 89%)
Most recent 4 year graduation rate for the 2013 entering cohort graduating in 2017
77%
(3 year avg is 82%)
Most recent 6 year graduation rate for the 2011 cohort graduating in 2017
85%
(3 year avg is 82%)
Summer Scholar Independent Research Program
100 students
Total alumni
36,160
LOCATION
COLUMBUS
Ohio’s Capital City, Columbus, is the country’s
14TH LARGEST CITY
with more than 2 million people.
 
GRANVILLE
Granville is a charming New England-style village of about 3,500 people, with more than 100 homes and churches listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Granville is located just 30 minutes from the shopping and nightlife of Columbus.
 
AIRPORT
John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH);
25 MINS
(24 miles from campus)
OUTCOMES - ALUMNI AT FIVE YEARS OUT
IMPACT OF A DENISON EDUCATION
99%
of alumni are currently employed or in graduate school.
PROFESSIONAL GOALS
93%
of alumni are working in their desired field or position or on their way to achieving their professional goals.
PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
93%
of alumni are satisfied with how well Denison prepared them for professional success after college.
LIFE FULFILLMENT
83%
of alumni say that Denison contributed to their ability to lead a rich and fulfilling life— professionally, personally, and/or civically.
FACILITIES
CAMPUS SIZE
931 TOTAL ACRES
Highlights include the 250-acre hilltop section of campus, a 350-acre Biological Reserve, and the historic Denison Golf Club.
CAMPUS PLAN
Designed by the pioneering landscape architecture firm of
FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
Central Park in New York City, the U.S. Capitol, Biltmore Estate, Grand Army Plaza, U. of California, U. of Chicago, Stanford U.
CAMPUS LAYOUT
PEDESTRIAN- FRIENDLY CAMPUS,
on which all buildings are within walking distance.
WI-FI
CAMPUS-WIDE
Wi-Fi includes all academic buildings and residence halls.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
163
CAMPUS LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
More than
600
STUDENT GOVERNMENT BUDGET
$1,200,000
VARSITY SPORTS
23
11 for men and 12 for women
CLUB & INTRAMURAL SPORTS
45
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
16-TIME NORTH COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
Denison has won the NCAC All-Sports Trophy a conference-record 16 times, and has won a total of 140 team NCAC championships.
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION
NCAA DIVISION III
TUITION, FEES, & FINANCIAL AID (2017-2018 Academic Year)
TUITION
$49,310
ROOM
$6,790
BOARD
$5,540
FEES
$1,130
BOOKS, LOAN FEES, AND OTHER
$2,280
FINANCIAL AID
$60 MILLION
Denison is committed to making a top-tier education affordable by meeting students' demonstrated financial need. Each year Denison awards nearly $60 million in need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships. Less than half of Denison students incur debt, with a total average amount of about $28,000 over four years, which is less than the national average. Within six months of graduation, 90 percent of our students are employed, in graduate school, or completing post-graduate scholarships or service.
 
COMPREHENSIVE COST
$65,050
FINANCIAL RESOURCES, ACCREDITATION & AFFILIATIONS
UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT
$783 MILLION
(as of June 30, 2016)
TOTAL UNIVERSITY ASSETS
MORE THAN
$1.2 BILLION
ENDOWMENT PER STUDENT
$348,837

Denison is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and certified by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Denison’s pre-med program is recognized by all medical schools accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

AMONG OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, DENISON IS A MEMBER OF: Annapolis Group of leading national independent liberal arts colleges Council of Independent Colleges National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Great Lakes Colleges Association Five Colleges of Ohio Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

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