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Denison University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Denison University

Denison University

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Denison University Description:

Denison is a highly-rated liberal arts college located in Granville, Ohio, about 30 miles east of Columbus. The university (more accurately a "college" since there are no graduate programs) boasts an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students come from all across the U.S. and world. Denison's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The 900-acre campus is home to a 550-acre biological reserve. Denison does well with financial aid -- the majority of aid comes in the form of grants, and students graduate with less debt than at most comparable colleges.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,339 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,280
  • Books: $650 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,360
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $54,490

Denison University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,244
    • Loans: $9,200

Scholarships for Denison (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Denison University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the http://denison.edu/campus/about/our-values

"Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts, which fosters self-determination and demonstrates the transformative power of education. We envision our students' lives as based upon rational choice, a firm belief in human dignity and compassion unlimited by cultural, racial, sexual, religious or economic barriers, and directed toward an engagement with the central issues of our time."

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