Denison University

Denison University

Denison University was established in 1831, and is a private, residential college of liberal arts and sciences. Located in Granville, Ohio, the campus of the university is spread across an area of 1,200 acres which includes a 500-acre biological reserve. Denison University offers bachelor's degrees in the streams of arts, science, and fine arts.

Denison University's athletics department fields an impressive number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. The official mascot of the teams is the 'Big Red'. The teams participate in sports including cross country, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, football, golf, swimming and diving, track and field, and softball.

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Contacting Denison

Denison University
100 West College Rd
Granville , OH 43023-0713
General Phone: (740) 587-0810

Denison Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts258East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Western European studies, area studies, African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, ...
Science88biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling48psychology
Media48communication studies, communication and journalism
Conservation and Resource Management19environmental studies
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Education and Teaching11education, physical education teaching, education courses
Photography and Commercial Art10film studies
Mathematics8mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Drama and Performing Arts8dance, drama, theatre design, various performing arts
Art Studies3art studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Denison in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54150

Denison Student Body

In 2007-2008, Denison had a total enrollment of 2,242 students (2,098 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 42%
20-21 46%
22-24 10%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New York4%
New Jersey3%
New Hampshire1%
West Virginia1%

Denison Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Denison Room and Board (2007)

Denison offers campus housing for 2,347 of its 2,098 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Granville, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Denison Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580690
SAT Math570680
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT48%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT43%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Denison Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 35,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 35,300
Room and board $ 8,830
Room charge $ 4,890
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,940
Books and supplies $ 650
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Denison participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 304200)

Denison Faculty

Denison has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2933
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2020

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$103,05811$96,227
Associate professoracademic year42$73,66329$73,512
Assistant professoracademic year46$56,32447$54,937
Instructoracademic year6$49,3677$45,746
All faculty totalacademic year120$72,17094$64,815

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Denison Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Denison Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Denison Apart:

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