Alison Slater, Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, about a half hour outside of Columbus, is shedding light on the first-year class that Denison will be welcoming to campus in Fall 2019.
Denison experienced “another record number of applications this year,” which resulted in an all-time low admission rate of 29 percent, according to Slater. Particularly notable is the fact that Denison will be meeting full demonstrated financial need for all members of its Class of 2023 – including admitted international students.
Slater added that Denison’s “Class of 2023 is extremely diverse and enhances a student body that is now 18% first-generation, 22% domestic multicultural, and 14% international. Our student body represents all 50 U.S. states and 56 countries, and the incoming class boasts middle 50% test score ranges of 27-31 (ACT) and 1200-1410 (SAT).”
Meanwhile, on Denison’s campus, the brand-new, 108,000-square-foot Michael D. Eisner (former Disney CEO) Center for the Performing Arts is now open. Denison’s dance, music, and theatre departments moved into their new home recently and look forward to putting the center’s new technology to good use.
While Denison’s name and location may not be as well known as its peer institutions further north and east, it’s certainly worth a visit for students interested in a strong liberal arts education. Clearly, an increasing number of students are getting this message.