Denison University is often overlooked because of its small size – but it shouldn’t be. What will you find at Denison? All that you would expect from a great liberal arts college—and more. It’s just different there. It’s the opportunities that arise from having this kind of access to your professors, to global leaders in the arts and sciences, to hands-on research and real-world experiences, to people who are unlike anyone you’ve met, to being a part of a community in a place where every individual matters. You’ll find the liberal arts, and you’ll find your best self.
Denison’s small size — 2,100 students — can have big academic benefits. A freshman double majoring in studio art and biology says, “My favorite thing about Denison is that the lecture halls have thirty chairs. LECTURE HALLS with only thirty seats.” Small class sizes mean students have close relationships with their professors, and it isn’t uncommon to hang out with a professor outside of class. “I know of more than one case where a classmate has played in a concert or acted in a play, and they invited a professor to come see them. Professors at Denison are your friends, not some enigma you never get close to.” Students spend most of their time on campus, but Denison’s hometown, Granville, Ohio, is a quaint hangout spot for those itching to escape the college grounds. A sophomore notes, “The only downside to the really adorable town is that all the restaurants and stores are closed by 8:30 or 9 p.m. The upside to the location is the 0% crime rate.” Students wanting a little more excitement head to the nearest Ohio metropolis:“If you need a big city fix,downtown Columbus is an easy twenty five minute drive off campus.”Overall, Denisonites truly appreciate the chummy atmosphere, and the school that provides them with a close academic community that really feels like family.
As a liberal arts university, Denison offers academic programs in fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and inter-disciplinary programs. Majors include environmental studies, women’s and gender studies, religion, modern languages, English, computer science, psychology, economics, education, athletic training, cinema, dance, theater … and the list goes on and on!
The university is committed to a broad-based program of intercollegiate athletics, sponsoring 23 varsity sports in the NCAA Division III — 12 for women and 11 for men, competing in NCAA. Over the past decade, more than a two-thirds of these sports at Denison have been represented in the NCAA’s national rankings, postseason tournaments or championship meets.For all student-athletes at DU, participation in intercollegiate sports is an integral part of their overall educational experience. Athletic teams at Denison are consistently competitive on the conference and national levels. The tradition of excellence associated with Denison athletic programs is due, in part, to the winning heritage which has been established over more than a century of intercollegiate competition. Denison’s strong winning tradition is alive and well today. Since the formation of the 10-team North Coast Athletics Conference 31 years ago, Denison has captured a conference record 14 All-Sports trophies in addition to their 130 total conference championships.
Denison University is featured in Loren Pope’s book, “Colleges that Change Lives.”
For more information about Denison University, visit their website at www.denison.edu.