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International Profile

A University on the Move

The place for motivated scholars
Established in 1831, Denison University, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, engages motivated students from around the world who tailor educational experiences in pursuit of their highest aspirations. Innovative faculty and a completely residential campus provide an integrated learning environment for students to develop as critical thinkers, perceptive moral agents, and active citizens in a global community as they prepare for rewarding lives of purpose and impact.

Partnerships in learning
With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, Denison has earned a well-founded reputation for academic rigor. In addition to a traditional liberal arts curriculum, the College’s 49 courses of study include neuroscience, pre-professional programs, and the flexibility to create an independent major. With an average class size of 19, Denison’s classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. The College has new, state-of-the-art facilities for sciences, arts, and athletics. Its faculty successfully compete for national research grants from many institutions, including the National Science Foundation, Cottrell Research Corporation, and the Economics Policy Institute. These foster high-level research possibilities for students. The College provides substantial opportunities for paid summer research that takes place under direct supervision of the faculty. In addition, off-campus internships are plentiful. Denison’s cocurricular programs foster students and build depth and breadth in leadership, innovation, and market-ready skill sets.

Outside the classroom
Athletics, performing and fine arts, and over 170 student-run organizations provide abundant opportunities for students to develop leadership qualities, problem-solving skills, and creativity, and to build relationships that will last throughout their lives. Denison is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and claims 15 All-Sports Championship titles and nearly 130 team championships.

Life after Denison
Denison graduates are well prepared for lives of professional success and civic impact. Extensive alumni networking in the U.S. and abroad, innovative programs that strengthen important abilities related to vocations, and summer internships in their field of interest help students establish relationships and forge talents directly related to their future careers.

Denison’s affordability
Denison is strongly committed to enrolling highly qualified students and offers international students both need- and merit-based awards in the form of partial-tuition scholarships.




Granville, part of the greater metropolitan region of Columbus, Ohio, is a charming college town within a 30-minute drive of a major international airport. Columbus is the country’s 15th-largest city, with plenty of options for experiencing cultural events, acquiring internships, and pursuing career opportunities.


Type of University: Residential, four-year, highly selective, independent liberal arts and sciences university founded in 1831

Size of Campus: 930 acres with 360-acre Biological Reserve located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital

Number of Students: Approximately 2,200, undergraduate only; 55% women, 45% men; 8% international

Number of Faculty: 233

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 49 programs with B.A., B.S., and B.F.A. degrees offered; pre-professional programs leading to degrees in business, dentistry, engineering, environmental management and forestry, law, medical technology, medicine, occupational therapy, and veterinary science

Geographic Diversity: Students representing 50 states and U.S. territories and 40 other countries

International Student Services: International Student Services Office, International Student Orientation, International Peer Advisors, International Students Association, housing during most holidays and campus breaks, airport pickups, and an active host family program

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition     $46,250
Room and Board    $11,570
Student Fees    $1,040
Total    $58,860

Financial Aid: Both need-based and merit-based financial aid available

Test Score Requirements: If English is not the first language or the language of instruction, minimum TOEFL 80 Internet-based; IELTS 6.5.

Application Deadlines and Fees: Application deadline is January 15. Application fee is waived for students from overseas. International students must show certification of finances. To apply, go to