Denison University

Denison University

      private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Granville, Ohio, U.S., about 30 miles (50 km) east of Columbus. It offers an undergraduate curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and fine arts. Many students participate in off-campus study programs such as engineering in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and environmental management and forestry in cooperation with Duke University in Durham, N.C. Campus facilities include a biological reserve, an observatory, and a high-resolution spectrometer laboratory.

      In 1831 the Ohio Baptist Education Society founded the Granville Literary and Theological Institution. In 1845 the school became Granville College. The name was changed by 1854 to honour benefactor William S. Denison. Graduate education was made available in 1887, but in the 1920s Denison adopted a policy of undergraduate instruction exclusively. Women were first admitted to Denison in 1927, when the university merged with Shepardson College, a women's college with which it had been affiliated since the 1860s. Since 1995, Denison has been a member (with the College of Wooster, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University) of the Five Colleges of Ohio, a consortium created to consolidate library holdings and academic resources among these small liberal arts institutions.

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