A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Denison University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
100 West College St
Granville, OH 43023

Denison University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
SAT Scores Range
1190-1330
ACT Scores Range
27-31
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Denison University

Cost

Net Price
$29,412/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,298/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,716/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,093/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,590/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,269/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,263Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Open-minded
    25%
  • Outgoing
    25%
  • Communicative and understanding
    6%
  • Politically Correct/aware
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    77%
  • Caring
    8%
  • Expressive
    8%
  • Relationships run deep
    8%

After Denison University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Denison University Reviews

620 reviews
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Denison University has a small, beautiful campus in the quant town of Granville, Ohio. The community is very close-knit with only about 2,000 students. However, there are always new people to meet and new organizations to become involved with. One problem that the campus faces is that it is know to be segregating into cliques. Most students are very academically driven and focused. Classes are small and often quite challenging but professors are always willing to help. Professors and students work very closely and often conduct research together over the summers and through out the school year. Overall, Denison fosters an amazing community environment and provides a great education in almost any field. However, there are not many major options, so look into their options before applying. The dorms are very average and so is the food. There are not many options for food on campus but the restaurants in the town are quite delicious.
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Denison is a phenomenal place. Classes are challenging but the professors are accessible and want you to succeed. The Fine Arts building is amazing, as is the Mitchell Center athletic center, and a new/expanded music and theater facility is in the works. There is no single type of Denison student, there are artists, musicians, social justice folks, sustainability folks, jocks, liberals, conservatives. Greek life is there, but not a big part of campus life. I appreciate that freshman are together in freshman-only dorms since that helps developing good friendships. Granville has enough for when you want to get off the Hill, and Columbus is close enough that you can get to major concerts etc. Denison is the kind of school that sneaks up on you -- after visiting about 15 small liberal arts colleges, I realized how special a place Denison is.
Denison University is a wholesome and endlessly giving environment, full of different niches and unique people from all around the world. The moment I visited campus, I knew I would find myself loving and enjoying everything that Denison had to offer. The classes are interesting and full, and the professors are patient and helpful. They are always willing to lend a hand and an ear, and at times, a shoulder to cry on. The community aspect at Denison is indescribable, and well worth the four year on-campus residency it enforces. I have met and exceeded my greatest challenges while there, at the same time as receiving and learning every single day.