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Big Red Student Life

Big Red is on a 931-acre campus in a suburban setting in Granville, Ohio, not far from Columbus. Big Red has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Big Red also has fraternities and sororities..

Does Big Red Offer Student Housing?

Big Red offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Big Red students live on campus. In 2021, 99% of undergrads at Big Red lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Big Red. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Big Red offers coed housing and .

Big Red Athletics

At Big Red there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Big Red:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Lacrosse Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Riflery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Squash Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at Big Red

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Denison University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Big Red campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Big Red offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Big Red has security lighting, escort.

Plan a Visit to Big Red

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Big Red, take Interstate 70 to Granville, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Glenn Columbus International (CMH) airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Big Red's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Big Red Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

100%

Full Time

0.27%

Part Time

21%

In State

79%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

60%

16%

8%

6%

4%

3%

2%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,258

Non-Resident / International Students

366

Big Red Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,258

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

28%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,500

Out-of-State

$57,500

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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