Denison University Overview
Located in Granville, Ohio, Denison University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Granville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Denison University Known For?
- Students at Denison may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
- Students at Denison have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Denison.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Denison with a bachelor's degree make about $48,800 a year. That's 20% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average Denison student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Denison University Rankings
Denison is ranked #99 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 108 schools in Ohio.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Denison has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Denison.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Denison has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Denison University?
Contact details for Denison are given below.
|Address:||100 West College Street, Granville, OH 43023|
How Do I Get Into Denison?
You can apply to Denison online at: https://www.denison.edu/campus/admission/apply-to-denison
Admission Requirements for Denison
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Denison?
Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 29%, and the acceptance rate for women is 27%.
Average Test Scores
About 42% of students accepted to Denison submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 690. Math scores were between 620 and 740.
Can I Afford Denison University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Denison, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $7,467 a year. That adds up to $29,868 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Denison is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Denison University Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,252 full-time undergraduates at Denison, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Denison University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||132|
|Hispanic or Latino||177|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Denison University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 35 countries are represented at Denison. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Denison University
Denison University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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