Denison University (DU)

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Denison University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Granville, OH, a predominately suburban area. There are around 2,500 students enrolled per year at DU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1190 (25th percentile) - 1330 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 27 (25th percentile) - 31 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Denison University (DU) average GPA ranges from 3.55 to 3.71 for accepted students. DU has an acceptance rate of about 46% with 27% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at denison.edu.

Overall Denison University (DU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

46.0%

The overall acceptance rate for Denison University was reported as 46.0% in Fall 2013 with over 4,770 college applications submitted to Denison University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • DU ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • DU Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Denison University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Denison University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Denison University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 50.2%
  • 2010-2011: 49.2%
  • 2011-2012: 48.3%
  • 2012-2013: 49.5%
  • 2013-2014: 46.0%
  • Projected DU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 48.0%

How Does Denison University (DU) Compare?

46.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Denison University is twenty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Vernon Nazarene University63.5%
Kenyon College38.4%
Otterbein University73.7%
Ohio Dominican University49.4%
Capital University76.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants4,77043.6%56.4%
Admitted2,19340.7%59.3%
Enrolled58244.5%55.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Denison University (DU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score27 - 31
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