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Campus & Student Life at Denison University

Home to about 2,258 undergraduates in 2020, Denison is a small, private university located in Granville, Ohio. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Denison offers a “study abroad” program.

Denison Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 12.0% of the student population at Denison. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Denison Disability Services.

Denison for the Military

While not a "service academy", Denison does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Denison for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Denison University

Denison offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Denison University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Denison University

Denison has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,258 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,252 (99.7%). Part-time attendance was 6 (0.3%).


Denison University is Ranked #166 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Denison receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Denison #166 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Denison University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Denison by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Denison Diversity Guide.

Denison University Competes in the NCAA

Denison has a total of 573 student athletes, 336 men and 237 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,201,081
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,201,081

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Denison University Athletics

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