Founded in 1831, Denison University is a residential liberal arts college, recognized for its prestigious academic programs and extraordinary career placement.

Denison is located in a charming and safe college town that is 20 minutes outside of Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation’s largest cities.

Some of the most popular majors at Denison include Global Commerce, Economics, Biology, Computer Science, and Psychology. Professors individually mentor students throughout their studies.

Students explore careers through meaningful internships and a powerful alumni network, and develop the skills, values, and habits that help build a life of personal, professional, and civic success.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Granville, Ohio
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 34%
  • Average ACT range: 28-32
  • Average SAT range: 1200-1400 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Sociology; Theology/Religion
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  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $64,670


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Volleyball

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