Denison University Academic Life


The student-faculty ratio at Denison University is 9:1, and the school has 73.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Denison University include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and History. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.3 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
English (including composition) Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution


Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 24%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
History 6%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 100%
Service learning 30%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 24%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 30%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 90%
4-year graduation rate 84%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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