Denison University


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Ohio


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.

Most Popular Majors

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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2200
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2200
Faculty: 214

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

100 West College Rd
Granville Ohio 43023


Main Email:

Main Phone: 740-587-7081

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ann Marie McIntyre
(740) 587-6489

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Sarah H. Leavell
Coordinator of International Admissions, Office of Admissions
(740) 587-6789

Athletics Contact:
Larry Scheiderer
Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation, Big Red Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum of a 3.00 (of 4.00) GPA is required to apply for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Usually a student must earn at least a minimum grade of "C" in order to have course work accepted and applied toward a Denison degree.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is no limit to the amount of transfer credit Denison will accept. However, to be eligible for a Denison degree, you must complete at least 60 semester hours of credit at Denison; most courses are 4 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
Submission of the SAT or ACT is optional. The quality of your academic performance and the rigor of courses selected at both high school and college are the most important facts considered by the Admissions Committee.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Transfer application requirements include a College Official's Report and a College Instructor Evaluation.

Essay(s) required:
A personal essay is required. Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve, and attach it to your application before submission.

Application Fee:
There is a $40 Application Fee (waived if submitted online).

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 590 670

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 48%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -48%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 650

Other Expenses: 1200

Room and Board: 9960

Tuition and Fees: 40210

Total Cost: 52020

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students are automatically considered for merit scholarships which range from $8,000-$17,000.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9568

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 51%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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