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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The best... The best....

I am a transfer, and compares to my former college. Denison is the best.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I am a psychology major at Denison University. The workload is acceptable and the professors are amazing.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Academics are extremely important to Denison University. The registration process is almost like the Hunger Games, and so is housing lottery. Popular study spots are the library, Slayter, and basically all the academic buildings.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a chemistry major and I couldn't be happier! I have loved all my classes thus far. The chemistry faculty are extremely helpful and caring. Small class sizes contribute to the development of meaningful and beneficial relationships with professors. Research opportunities are very feasible.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors here are wonderful. Hard course challenge the brightest of minds


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Denison has an incredible academic reputation, and therefore, the courses are challenging. Unlike bigger schools, there is no hiding in big lecture halls or not showing up to all of your classes. If you fail to participate, you will not get a good grade—simple as that. Mostly every teacher has an attendance policy and considers participation with your final grade, so it will be to your advantage to come to class every day. The classes are pretty small, which allows you to establish a great relationship with your professor (and also helps them notice when you are missing). That being said, Denison provides phenomenal academic resources. Not only are most professors insightful and easy to approach, but each department also has tutors and resources available to help you. Denison even has a writing center that will read and comment on all of your papers before you turn them in, and the librarians are very helpful when you are researching. Since Denison is a liberal arts school, there are certain general education courses that you are required to take to graduate. At first these may seem useless (why should a biology major take an English class?); however, Denison believes that its students should be well-rounded and therefore knowledgeable in an array of subjects outside of their major. So, you will not only be taking classes pertinent to your major, but also classes in the humanities, fine arts, and sciences. Even though you have to take general education classes, it is very easy to double major or minor at Denison, and many students do. Denison also offers plenty of academic programs; however, you may be surprised to find there is no such thing as a "business" or "advertising" major. Instead, if you are interested in entering these fields, you would major in economics, communication, or pretty much anything. No matter what you major in, though, you should be prepared to work hard at Denison.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 69%
  • 20 to 49 students: 31%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 5%
  • Economics and Econometrics: 7%
  • Mass Communication: 5%
  • Psychology: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • New York semester
  • Semester at Sea
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
  • Burton D. Morgan Center
  • Denison has plenty of open classrooms you can study in!
  • Library
  • Upstairs Slayter Hall
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask for help—don't be embarrassed!
  • Be sure to balance your social life with your homework schedule. Do things ahead of time so you don't get stressed out.
  • Don't let a bad grade get you down. Keep trying!
  • Don't pick a major just because it sounds cool or your parents want you to. Major in something you genuinely love, or your classes will be miserable.
  • Invest in a planner—and write everything down. You would be surprised to see how easily things pile up.
  • Make a good impression your first few weeks of classes. Do your homework, participate, and show up to class. Professors will remember.
  • Use the resources Denison has provided for you! Get your money's worth.
Did You Know?
  • The sixth floor of the library is haunted—or so they say.
  • For years it has been a tradition not to step on the seal in front of Swasey. Legend has it that those who step on the seal will not graduate.
  • You can major in whatever you want—seriously. It is possible to propose and create your own major if Denison does not offer it.
  • Chivalry is not dead at Denison! The tradition of "pinning" still exists and takes place in the spring. A pinning occurs when a fraternity member gives his national chapter pin to his girlfriend (usually in a sorority), who wears it as a symbol of the couple’s pre-engagement. The couple celebrates by hosting a serenade between the fraternity and the sorority.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 39 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 16 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% This was my dream school.
  • 81% This was one of my top choices.
  • 12% This was a school I settled for (safety school).


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