Campus Housing

Location
Granville, OH
Undergrads
2,308
Tuition
$42,280
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms suck, but the school cover's it up because we know nothing else. The apartments are disgusting because they are forced to throw parties in them. Nothing is spacious or clean.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The biggest thing is if you want to live in a party dorm or not. However, either way, everyone knows everyone at least on your floor and most people are nice. Since it's a small campus, most dorms are close to everything. Most places aren't more than a fifteen minute walk. It is hard to find a place if you want to move, though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's okay, but considering what we pay in room and board it should be a lot nicer.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are many great housing facilities at Denison. The housing is broken down based on what quad it is on I'm relation to the academic "A" quad. They provide housing to suit the style of practically any student. All community styled restrooms are cleaned daily. Single, double, triple and quadruple rooms are all options.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: The school owns all of the housing so the options are limited. The dorms are nice but very few new buildings. The best freshman dorm would be Shorney, it's an average dorm for what it offers but has the best social atmosphere. Every floor is really close with one another so it's a great community.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 97th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 481st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1156th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1279th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eleni Karahalios
Hometown
Chicago, Illinois
Major
Economics, English Writing and Psychology
Grad Year
2014
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Denison's housing is only residential, which means that everyone is required to live on campus all four years. This arrangement creates an intimate and inclusive community appeal, while eliminating the stress of finding off-campus housing. All of the freshmen live in first-year-only dorms, which provide a great social atmosphere immediately. The dorms and apartments are all very convenient and are close to the academic quad. The walk to class from almost every dorm ranges between two to 10 minutes, so getting to class is easy (even when you are running late!). While fraternities and sororities are not allowed to live in Greek houses, some of the fraternity houses have been turned into alternate dorm options. Denison also has some really unique living and learning opportunities, like the Homestead or Preston houses. Even though Denison guarantees that they will have housing for every student, the housing provided is not exactly ideal. The dorms are average and overall livable, but nothing special. First-years and sophomores have communal bathrooms and generally small rooms; juniors usually get mediocre suites; and only seniors get to live in the apartments. All first-year students will be housed by Denison, but after freshman year, your housing fate depends on the number you receive in the lottery. The higher the number, the better the housing options. A bad lottery number means you may be forced to live inconveniently far from your friends or get a dorm that is not so nice. Students often complain about the lack of housing at Denison, which led the school to undergo some major renovations. The senior Chamberlin apartments were built, renovated, and furnished, creating more housing options for the students.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,229
Average Housing Costs
$5,700
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
99%
Freshmen Living On Campus
100%
Number of Dormitories
24
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
9
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Shorney Hall
  • Smith Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Chamberlin House
Worst Freshman Dorms
Curtis East
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Kappa Sigma
Best Dorms
  • King
  • Stone
  • The Sunsets
  • Taylor
Worst Dorms
  • Crawford Hall
  • Shorney Hall
  • Smith Hall
What You Get
  • Basic cable
  • Bed
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • Mirror
  • Towel bar
Also Available
All dormitories have laundry facilities in addition to recreational equipment (such as pool tables or ping-pong) and a microwave.
Available for Rent
Denison University does not rent appliances. However, you may rent your cleaning supplies, like vaccums.
Did You Know?
Denison just implemented coed housing for the seniors, so in designated buildings, men and women can live together in the same apartment.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bancroft Satellite
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Substance-free
Beaver Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Study lounges, kitchen
Beta House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture, substance-free, quiet (on North Quad), has a balcony for house use
Chamberlin House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Newly renovated, wood floors, study areas
Crawford Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Has housing over University breaks, study lounges, and a kitchen
Curtis East
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture, quiet floors, substance-free, housing over University breaks
Curtis West
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Loft furniture, substance-free, housing over University breaks, kitchen, study lounges
East Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Loft furniture, substance-free, study lounge
Gilpatrick House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Housing available through application
Homestead
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Alternative living by application, a student-run community with a focus on ecological sustainability
Huffman Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal, suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Substance-free
Kappa Sigma
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture, substance-free, quiet floors, study lounge
King Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Loft furniture, quiet, study room, kitchen
Monomy Place
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Substance-free
Morrow House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture, substance-free, service learning, kitchen
Moshier Huchison House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Originally built to house the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
Preston House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture
Sawyer Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Loft furniture
Schaff House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Kitchen
Shaw Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Loft furniture, quiet floor
Shepardson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Housing over University breaks, smoking allowed
Shorney Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture, substance-free
Smith Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Substance-free
Sunset House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Loft furniture

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Brown Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Laundry, rec room
Elm Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Study lounges
Good Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Laundry, rec room
Hayes Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Study lounges
Myers Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Laundry, rec room
Pratt Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Substance-free
Pratt is designated as a quiet hall.
Stone Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles, triples)
Taylor House
Floors: 2
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Residents must have a GPA or 3.25 or above.
Wright Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Study lounge

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