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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Denison University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
100 W College Street
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
44%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$32,023/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,098/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,333/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,233/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,187/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,264/ year

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.43 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,259Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Open-minded
    21%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • Apathetic
    5%
  • Communicative and understanding
    5%
  • Politically Correct/aware
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    69%
  • Relationships run deep
    13%
  • Caring
    6%
  • Expressive
    6%
  • Homogenous
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
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
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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.
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Denison is truly a phenomenal place to be and to study. Denison has some of the best professors in the country. Most of the classes have considerably high standards and there is no grade inflation. There isn't a "typical" Denison student. We are all free thinkers and very much ourselves. Compared to other similar top liberal arts colleges, we have the best and most modern facilities. Granville is an idyllic college town and has great restaurants and shops. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation.

Denison is incredibly difficult to get into; our projected admit rate for this cycle (2018, class of 2022) is just under 30%.

The people at Denison are some of the most intelligent, welcoming, and supportive individuals that I have ever met. They have made Denison my home.
So welcoming, creative and diverse! A wonderful community with wonderful relationship building. Faculty members engage with students and want students to flourish, and don't do their job "for the money", but rather for the success of their students.