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Study at 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.

Profile of Denison University

Denison is located in Granville, OH (a small suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Denison is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, media, mathematics, drama and performing arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Denison Selectivity

Denison does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 39% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 580. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 580 and 670.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Denison has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Denison had 2, 242 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Denison offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Denison Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts229economics, political science, English, history, social studies, creative writing, Spanish language, East Asian studies, . . .
Science89biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, geology, physical sciences
Media64communication studies, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counselling42psychology
Education and Teaching26physical education teaching, education courses, Education
Mathematics16mathematics and statistics, mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art16film studies
Fine Arts16art history and criticism, fine arts, fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts14drama, dance, various performing arts, theatre design
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy13religion, philosophy
Art Studies4art studies
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science

Contact: Denison

Denison University

100 West College Rd

Granville, OH 43023-0713

General Phone: (740) 587-0810


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