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Founded in Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society 1831 Swasey Chapel Our History
Programs for Today’s Careers + 4 pre-professional programs 65 academic programs See Academic Programs
Balancing breadth with depth, building experience and skills on a liberal arts foundation in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Our Curriculum More on Curriculum
Current Enrollment 2,400
Degrees Offered: BA, BS, BFA
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 9:1
Teaching Faculty 267
Producing Institution Top Fulbright More on Fulbright
Endowment Over $1 billion
Career Services — Princeton Review #3 in the U.S. More about Careers

Alumni Success of grads are employed, in graduate school, or completing service within six months 92% Graduate holding up diploma
Fully (That means we all live on campus!) Residential Community
Located in 30 minutes outside of Columbus, a thriving metro area:
  • No. 2 in nation for hiring
  • 7th largest economy in U.S.
  • 14th largest city in the U.S.
Granville, Ohio More on Location
Study Abroad of students study off-campus and abroad 80% More on Study Abroad

“Denison is defined by the people who come here, the relationships we form with one another, and the way those relationships shape our lives.”

Adam Weinberg, President
President Adam Weinberg


Denison seeks students who have demonstrated a seriousness toward their academic lives and would bring a variety of interests, characteristics, and personal qualities to our dynamic campus community.

Applications A record-breaking number in 2023!

Nov. 15 - Early Decision I (binding) Deadline
Jan. 15 - Early Decision II (binding) Deadline
Jan. 15 - Regular Decision Deadline
14,500+ Apply Now!
Admission Rate 17%
Since 2008 Denison practices no-harm test-optional admission. Applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application. Test-Optional
ACT 29-33
SAT 1310-1470

Tuition & Financial Aid

Committed to making a top-tier education affordable More on Tuition & Fees
Denison meets full demonstrated financial need for each student 100%
need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships awarded annually Over $70 million


Our beautiful campus overlooks the Village of Granville, and just down the road is Columbus, one of the nation’s best cities for the arts, internships, and entrepreneurship.

Nearby Columbus 11th fastest growing city in the U.S. Columbus starred on blank U.S. county map
Top City - Top 10 major city for young entrepreneurs
- No. 1 city to work in tech
- No. 2 in the nation for hiring
Columbus: More on Columbus
Campus Plan Designed by landscape architecture legends known for Central Park, the U.S. Capitol, and the Biltmore Estate Frederick Law Olmsted Frederick Law Olmsted
Beautiful, historic Granville is a charming New England-style village of 5,700, with more than 100 homes and churches listed on the National Register of Historic Places Granville, Ohio
30 mins: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is only 24 miles from campus From Granville to Columbus

Biological Reserve Forest, orchards, fields, and ponds used for research 350 acres See Bio Reserve

Diversity & Inclusion

At Denison, we support diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas to create an inclusive and innovative learning environment.

Denison Forward is our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Globally Diverse Top 10 countries: Canada, China, Ghana, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Vietnam 50 U.S. states & 79 countries
Students 13% first-generation
17% international students
21% students of color
78% from outside of Ohio
Faculty 26% faculty of color

Student Life

You don’t have to be just one thing. With so many options in academics, athletics, and the arts, Denison is a place to explore your passions — and discover new ones. Double major in neuroscience and studio art? Go for it. Play varsity baseball and deejay at the Doobie student radio station? Why not? Join a fraternity, the bluegrass ensemble, and the Denison Film Society?

It’s the Denison way.

Student Organizations Denison offers a wide range of opportunities to get involved on campus and beyond 160+ More on Getting Involved
Student Government Support budget for programs and engagement $1 million More on DCGA
Campus Leadership Positions 600+ More on Student Life
of Denison students live on campus, extending their learning through late-night talks with peers and co-curricular experiences. 99% More on Campus Life

Arts at Denison

The arts intersect with nearly every facet of life at Denison. Students often bring a passion for the arts, and once here, they find new ones.

Majors & Minors in the Arts including Art History & Visual Culture, Cinema, Dance, Music, Music Theatre, Studio Art, and Theatre 389 Art student painting More on the Arts
Theatre: each year (including 2 musicals) 6 productions
Lessons & Ensembles students participate in music lessons or ensembles 1:4
More than engage with the Denison Museum's collections and exhibitions each year through class visits 100 classes

Big Red Athletics

Denison Big Red Athletics logo

Expand your athletic interests, hone your skills, and maintain a healthy lifestyle in our top-tier facilities. Big Red athletics are a way of life at Denison, honoring a tradition of victory that turns scholar-athletes into leaders and team players in the classroom.

Denison Athletics 26 NCAA D-III Varsity Teams Denison football player
North Coast Athletic Conference 19 All-Sports Trophies
Conference Championships 171
NCAA Scholarship Winners The NCAA program provides $10,000 scholarships to top scholar-athletes at all levels 55
Academic All-Americans Denison has earned 111 Academic All-America® selections in school history 115 Academic All-America Team logo
Student Athletes Nearly 30% of all Denison students are varsity athletes 1:3
Club & Intramural Sports 45+

Alumni & Outcomes

The best years of your life shouldn’t happen at college. Sure, your college years are going to be great, but Denison sets you up for something even better — a lifetime of best years.

Denison has a strong network, with alumni living around the world. Our alumni have achieved success in a wide range of fields, including business, law, medicine, education, the arts, and public service, and more, and have a strong tradition of giving back to their alma mater.

Denisonians Everywhere 37,000+ Alumni See Notable Alumni

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Send any questions to or call 740-587-6276, and come visit our campus! We think you’ll find that our campus is as friendly and welcoming as it is beautiful.

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