Denison University unlocks potential.

Built on a foundation of academic prestige and lasting relationships, Denison creates pathways for students to quickly make friends and find mentors. We help them figure out what kind of life they want to lead and develop the skills, values, habits, networks, and experiences to launch into professions, so they can build those lives.


Undergraduate Students


Residential Community

Founded In



Minutes to Columbus

Great campus, charming village, big city neighbor

Denison has the best of both worlds. Our beautiful campus overlooks the Village of Granville, and just down the road is Columbus, one of the nation's best cities for the arts, internships, and entrepreneurship.

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Learning that inspires you for life

In classrooms, labs, studios, and beyond, you’ll learn to think critically and solve problems creatively. Our professors are talented educators who are among the foremost scholars in their fields. They will work with you and push you to achieve your potential — they care about your interests and your success.

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Career Success

Starting with your first year on campus, and continuing five years after graduation, you’ll learn to combine your academic knowledge, values, and habits with the career-oriented skills, networks and experiences you need to be the architect of your own life.


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The arts are

Whether you want to focus your studies on the arts or just make them a part of your college life, Denison offers a thriving community of artists to help you continue a passion or find a new one. Our studio and performing arts faculty, programs, series, student groups, and facilities offer exceptional opportunities for our students.

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Big Red Athletics

Expand your athletic interests, hone your skills, and maintain a healthy lifestyle in our top-tier facilities.

Big Red athletics are a way of life at Denison, honoring a tradition of victory and turns scholar-athletes into leaders and team players on the fields, on the courts, and in the classroom. In fact, our coaches are known not only for their records and abilities to coach at the highest levels of D-III sports, but for the mentorship they provide to their student-athletes in all aspects of the college experience.

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Varsity Teams


Total Conference Championships


Conference All-Sports Trophies


NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners


Club and Intramural Sports

Dates to Remember

Nov. 15

Early Decision I (binding) Application Deadline

Jan. 15

Early Decision II (binding) Application Deadline

Jan. 15

Regular Decision Application Deadline

May 1

Decision Deadline

Send any questions to or call 740-587-6276, and come visit our campus! We think you’ll find that our campus is as friendly and welcoming as it is beautiful.

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Want to know more about life at Denison?

Find out why Denison is a place where relationships matter. Where our faculty make all the difference. Where you’ll find fresh takes on historic traditions. Where diversity, by every definition, makes our campus stronger. Where global perspective, hands-on learning, and an amazing alumni network help prepare our students for lives of achievement.