Skip to Main Content
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 is a highly rated private university located in Granville, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,319 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Denison acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Economics, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 86% of students, Denison alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
100 W College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
37%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1200-1380
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Affordable, effective, and enjoyable online test prep
  • Guaranteed score improvement with smart feedback and progress tracking

Cost

Net Price
$32,290/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,783/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Do You Work at Denison University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,319Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
22
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Open-minded
    24%
  • Outgoing
    19%
  • Communicative and understanding
    10%
  • Apathetic
    5%
  • Politically Correct/aware
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.49 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    67%
  • Relationships run deep
    17%
  • Caring
    6%
  • Expressive
    6%
  • Homogenous
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
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
Colleges like Denison University
More

Denison University Reviews

647 reviews
All Categories
The campus is probably the most beautiful I have ever seen. Mix that with top notch professors that not only teach but care about their students. Small class sizes are the norm and because of that allow you to know your fellow student and your professors more intimately. I can't forget about the sports! Being an athlete myself, I can tell you that don't let this 'smaller' school fool you...almost every sport is represented here with superior athletes playing them. Glad I made the decision to attend this great school.
Start Your Review of Denison University
Rate It!
Professors are caring. The administration does not want what is best for their students, rather they want to look appealing in the public news. They will not act on anything until it goes public then they will expel you. The food is the same thing every other day and feels like I'm eating sawdust. The campus is pretty. Social life is either good or bad. Depending on who you associate yourself with, you will find fun or not but this is no Ohio State party scene. The dorms suck and feel like you are on a cruise ship because it is so small.
Academics and professors: 5 stars
Quality of Student Life: 2 Stars
Parties: 1 star
If you’d like to foster close relationships with professors and delve into your academics with minimal distraction, this is the school for you. If you want a “typical,” fun college experience, look elsewhere. If you went to boarding school, do not go here, it will be hell after you’ve already had four years of confinement and intense academic rigor.