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Denison University Students are...

  • Energized
  • Intellectual
  • Driven
  • Engaged
  • Globally-minded
  • Denison’s resources help students to become the architects of their own lives

About Denison University

A best-of-both-worlds location. Personalized education. Top programs in athletics and the arts. Career-focused coaching. Real-world professional experience. And long-lasting connections to help you create the future you want. That’s the Denison difference.

Denison’s beautiful campus sits on “The Hill” in our quintessential college town. And the 14th largest city in the country is just 25 minutes away, boasting a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, an international airport, and internship and professional opportunities.

Our professors are true mentors, guiding you to explore your passions and achieve your potential, and our innovative academic programs prepare students for the world that awaits them and for careers that may not even exist yet. Denison students engage in hands-on research with the latest lab equipment; create new work from the ground up— from building sets for theatre to editing video in 4K retina editing labs; and solve problems with the campus community and outside organizations through design-thinking in the Red Frame Lab. Denison’s curriculum evolves with the times, with academic programs in data analytics, financial economics, global commerce, global health, and narrative journalism, politics & public affairs, among others.

Denison has developed the gold standard in career readiness programs through the Austin E. Knowlton Career Exploration Center. Our students intern and begin their careers in corporate and nonprofit industries, and they attend top-tier graduate programs. They also have access to our 16 career center coaches and powerful network of alumni and parents who help to get our students quickly on the path to success. And Denison’s Launch Lab in downtown Columbus provides additional career support, along with internship and co-curricular learning opportunities.

Denisonians come to campus to discover the kind of professional and personal lives they want to lead, and outstanding faculty and staff help them develop the skills, habits, and networks to get them there.

Total Student Population Approximately 2,300
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Diversity at Denison University

  • 39% Students of color

Top Majors at Denison University

At Denison we help develop graduates who understand the complexity of global issues. This program provides students with an eye-opening and life-changing experience prior to enrolling at Denison. Unlike a traditional gap year, students who participate in the Verto Education program will earn college credits that transfer seamlessly to Denison after one or two semesters. The program’s coursework aligns with Denison’s global approach to the liberal arts. It is structured around small class sizes and designed to foster cultural immersion. The most popular courses include International Business in London, European History in Madrid, Global Health in Latin America, and Environmental Science in the South Pacific.

Greg Sneed, Vice President for Enrollment Management

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