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Colleges / Denison University

Denison University

Granville, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate26%

About Big Red

Denison University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Granville, Ohio. Big Red was founded in 1831. The college enrolls around 2,272 students a year, including 2,272 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Denison University

It is very difficult to get into Big Red. The acceptance rate at Big Red is 26%. Out of 10,233 applications received in 2022, 2,689 students were offered admission.

Denison University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 26%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 43%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%

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Denison University is located in the town of Granville, Ohio, near Columbus.

If you are interested in seeing Big Red for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Granville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn Columbus International (CMH).

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College Info

100 West College Street Granville, OH 43023

Campus Setting: Suburban

Big Red Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Big Red is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Big Red is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Denison University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Big Red SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1250 - 1410


Math SAT Range

620 - 740


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1410 and Above


1250 to 1410


1250 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Big Red students is 1304. Applicants with SAT scores of 1410 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Big Red, while applicants with SAT scores between 1250 to 1410 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1250 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Big Red.

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Wondering what life at Big Red is like? There are approximately 2,272 students enrolled at Big Red. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 26% percent are from OH and 74% percent of students are from other states.


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