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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,881 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
99% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
500 Graduates


The median tuition at Denison University is $47,870, which is $15,660 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,023.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Denison University received 6,881 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,881 applicants, 3,001 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,277 students enrolled at Denison University in 2016, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Denison University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Denison University has a total enrollment of 2,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,259 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Denison University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.59% Black or African American, 4.08% Asian, 3.86% Two or More Races, 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.04% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Denison University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 159 more women than men graduated from Denison University. The majority of students graduating from Denison University are White. These 459 graduates mean that there were 6.95 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 66 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Denison University is General Economics with 101 graduates, followed by Mass Communication & Media Studies with 71 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 63 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Denison University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 15 graduates, followed by Language & Linguistics with 31 graduates and Social Sciences with 171 graduates.


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Denison University has an endowment valued at nearly $812M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.6M (5.49%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Denison University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $42.2M on salaries and $15.8M on benefits.

Denison University employs 102 Assistant professors, 84 Associate professors, and 43 Professors. Most academics at Denison University are Female Assistant professors (52), Male Assistant professors (50), and Male Associate professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 120 employees, Management, with 116 employees, and Service with 69 employees.



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