If you’re looking for THE quintessential college town, you’ve just found it. Granville is almost absurdly charming. The postcard-perfect downtown is filled with shops and outdoor cafés, coffee shops and local restaurants that serve yummy pub fare — burgers, barbeque, pizza, along with Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, and locally sourced vegetarian/vegan dishes. And no visit to Granville is complete without a stop at Whit’s frozen custard. (You may have visited one of the 54 Whit’s across the country, but did you know those fabulous weekly flavors got their start here in Granville?)

You’ll find all those little essentials close by too. The downtown pharmacy is a short walk down The Hill from Denison. Ross’ Granville Market, with a great selection of fresh food and grocery staples, is just a couple of blocks further. And if you need to hit Target, Walmart or other big box stores, they’re just 10 minutes away in Newark, along with a movie theatre, music venues and a revitalized downtown complete with a gorgeous courthouse.


Just 25 minutes away, Columbus has got everything you want in a city. Of course, there’s the international airport and lots of shopping, terrific food, breweries, and nightlife, but the city has got a LOT more going for it. Explore Columbus through the New York Times 52 places To Go list.

That’s not all. Fortune has rated Columbus #1 for tech jobs, Forbes ranks it #2 for hiring — and it’s a top 10 major city for young entrepreneurs. Being right next door to Columbus gives Denison students a leg up when it comes to landing internships and jobs with grade-A global companies in finance, retail, insurance and more.

So after you graduate, you’ll already have a footing in a great place to land and launch your life and your career. Columbus is a top destination for Denison grads, along with Chicago, New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

How to get there

If you don’t have a car, we offer an on-campus Enterprise rent-a-car - from as little as $9/hour and shuttles are scheduled twice weekly to both Newark and Columbus.