Denison University, located in Granville, Ohio, was founded in 1831 and is a privately supported, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, offering three different bachelor's degrees (B.A., B.S., and B.F.A.) among 43 courses of study. Approximately 2,100 full-time students represent 48 states and 33 foreign countries. Denison is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), The Five Colleges of Ohio, and the North Coast Athletic Conference. Denison's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national scholastic honorary, was installed in 1910.
Denison is celebrating its 175th anniversary, having been founded by the Ohio Baptist Education Society as the Granville Literary and Theological Institution. It held its first classes in an unfinished church, where 20 students were in attendance. By the following year, the school had relocated to a site about a mile west of Granville. It soon became known as Granville College. In 1854, it was moved to the present location on College Hill, immediately overlooking the village and...
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