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Denison University

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Denison University is a private liberal arts and science college in Granville, Ohio, approximately 30 miles east of Columbus. Denison was founded in 1831. It has a current enrollment of about 2,100 students. Denison is a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and the North Coast Athletic Conference.

History

Denison was an exclusively male college at the time of its inception, but has since become coeducational. This began with the Granville Female Seminary, which was founded in 1832 by Charles Sawyer. It was sold to Dr. Daniel Shepardson in 1861. It was renamed to Shepardson College for Women and became a part of Denison University in 1900.

Denison previously offered some graduate programs leading to a master's degree; however, Denison was made into an exclusively undergraduate institution in the late 1920s. The university offers 35 majors, each leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In addition to such traditional majors as history, mathematics, and psychology, students can focus on less common subjects like cinema (http://www.denison.edu/catalogs/CINE.html) and black studies (http://www.denison.edu/catalogs/BLST.html).

Denison has 9 fraternities and 6 sororities. The fraternities are Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Chi Omega, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Kappa Sigma. The sororities are Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Theta Phi.

Denison University has holdings of about 1,200 acres (4.9 km²) in Granville. The main campus is 250 acres (1 km²). Denison's annual operating budget is about $69 million USD; it also has other funds including endowments that total to about $440 million. Denison has 190 full-time faculty, making the student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Alumni

Denison has approximately 23,000 alumni. Notable alumni include:

Denison has formal alumni clubs in 37 cities or regions, mainly in the midwest and northeast.

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