Denison unlocks potential
The place for enterprising scholars
Denison University’s place at the forefront of higher education is recognized by Colleges That Change Lives, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes, among others. Established in 1831, Denison is one of the nation’s leading private undergraduate universities, where students from around the world pursue academic inquiry, conduct research, analyze and solve problems, and forge the skills they need to succeed in a global economy.
Partners in learning
With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, Denison has earned a reputation for academic rigor. Academics are individualized and challenging, with an average class size of 19, and classes take place in Denison’s state-of-the-art facilities. Every course is taught by a professor—not a teaching assistant. The College has expanded global learning programs and partnerships with universities around the world. Denison faculty successfully compete for national research grants from the National Science Foundation, Cottrell Research Corporation, the Economics Policy Institute, and more; these grants provide high-level research possibilities for students. Each year, Denison students are awarded international postgraduate scholarships, including Fulbright, Rhodes, Cambridge, Critical Language, and Benjamin Gilman Scholarships, as well as research internships in science and engineering and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The College provides substantial opportunities for paid summer research under direct supervision of the faculty. Denison’s cocurricular programs build capacity, leadership, and market-ready skill sets.
Outside the classroom
Athletics, performing and fine arts, and more than 160 student-run organizations provide opportunities for students to develop team-building capabilities, leadership qualities, problem-solving skills, creativity, and friendships that will last throughout their lives. Denison is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and claims 15 All-Sports Championship titles and 135 team championships.
Life after Denison
Denison has established the gold standard in career exploration through its Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration. The College leverages extensive alumni networking in the United States and abroad, experiential programs that strengthen profession-specific skills, and summer internships that help students establish relationships in their fields of interest and forge talents directly related to their careers.
Denison is strongly committed to enrolling highly qualified students and offers international students both need- and merit-based awards ranging from $10,000 per year up to full tuition for all four years.
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 nation’s 14th-largest city and the country’s top “Opportunity City,” offering a wealth of cultural events, internships, and career options.
Type of SCHOOL: Residential, four-year, highly selective, independent, liberal arts and sciences, 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; 10% international
Number of Faculty: 235
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 50 programs with BA, BS, and BFA degrees—including Computer Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Global Commerce, Neuroscience, and more. Pre-professional programs lead to future degrees in Business, Dentistry, Engineering, Environmental Management, Forestry, Law, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Veterinary Science.
Geographic Diversity: Students representing 50 states and US 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: (2017–2018)
Room and Board$12,330
Financial Aid: Both generous 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: Early Decision application deadlines are November 15 and January 15. Regular Decision application deadline is January 15. There is no application fee to apply to Denison. To apply, go to denison.edu/admission.