- Class: Junior
- Major: History
- Gender: M
- High School: Asheville School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Denison is the small community feel. People really get to know a significant portion of campus while spending time there. While a smaller school isn't for everyone it is something that Denison has to offer. One thing that I would like to change would be to have more people attend sporting events. It seems hard to get people to attend these events only because with over 150 student groups on campus there is a lot going on so people usually have their own commitments during games. Granville is a quaint college town that is nice and safe and there is plenty nearby to do as well as a good number of on campus events.
All the professors you have know you by name at Denison and there are no TA's. A lot of the humanities classes are more discussion based so they offer a lot of opportunities to get involved. People strive to do well but the climate is not overly competitive. Average weeks you will spend about two hours on homework per night. Some professors get so close with their students that they will trust them to babysit their kids or, if they are really close, their dogs. Education is geared towards creating an intellectually well rounded student that would be prepared for a variety of jobs. It is a true liberal arts education.
There is a Black Student Union on campus and Outlook a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and ally organization. These groups offer support so that no students feel out of place at Denison and it is a very welcoming campus. A lot of people on campus wear t-shirts and jeans but preppy fashion is on campus as well. All kinds of students interact. Because Denison offers significant financial aid no financial background seems to dominate. Students who are politically to the left would probably say that the right was dominant and vice a versa. I think that means that politically we are very much in the center.
The Best Things
The Community both as a whole and individuals.
The Worst Things