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Get the facts about Denison University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Denison University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Denison University was awarded 62 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and media studies.

Overall Quality

Denison is ranked #113 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Denison held the #123 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Denison is also ranked #3 out of 80 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Denison?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Denison University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 37%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 35% of students accepted to Denison submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Denison University  ( 600 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Denison University  ( 600 to 690 )
Denison received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Denison University  ( 28 to 31 )

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Denison University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Denison, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Denison University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Denison University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Denison University has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Denison the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 77%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Denison

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,341 undergraduates at Denison with 2,319 being full-time and 22 being part-time.

Denison Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 96.21 out of 100, Denison is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.21 out of 100
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How Much Does Denison University Cost?

The overall average net price of Denison is $25,177. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Denison

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,968 $13,977 $18,288 $26,470 $37,488

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Denison, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Denison, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,542 a year. That adds up to $26,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Denison is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Denison Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Denison make around $48,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Denison graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Denison University

Denison University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Granville, Ohio. Granville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Denison University

Contact details for Denison are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 West College Street, Granville, OH 43023
Phone: 740-587-0810

Denison University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 67 $47,700
Communication & Media Studies 58 $36,900
Child Development & Psychology 49 NA
General Biology 42 $28,600
International Business 34 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 25 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 24 $20,200
Computer Science 24 NA
General Education 23 $21,400
History 22 NA

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