The dust has settled since our application deadline passed on January 15, and once again Denison has received a record number of applications – over 12,000 in total, topping last year’s previous high of 9,500. We’re excited that interest in Denison is at an all time high – but it also means we have a lot of applications to read and tough decisions to make over the coming weeks.
Last fall, we were thrilled to learn that Denison had been invited to participate as a QuestBridge partner college. QuestBridge helps highly-talented, low-income high school students pursue education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country. We knew this opportunity would be transformational for Denison; QuestBridge has long had a reputation for identifying and counseling incredibly gifted students.
For many years, Denison has been one of the few colleges in the country that guarantees to meet the full demonstrated financial need of every student. I am pleased to announce that we are expanding our financial aid program by eliminating home equity from our determination of financial need and replacing that expectation dollar-for-dollar with free Denison-funded grant aid.
Well, that wasn’t nearly long enough, was it? After a much needed summer of recovery, the fall semester is in full swing for colleges and high schools across the country. Last year was undoubtedly the strangest and most exhausting academic year I can recall, and though our operations remain far from “normal,” we’re excited to connect with counselors and prospective students over the next few months.
This article originally appeared in The Los Angeles Times
When it comes to challenges facing our country, a lack of meaningful jobs and growing income inequality are two of the most persistent. Fortunately, colleges have the ability to make a difference, explains President Adam Weinberg in The Los Angeles Times.
Two of the most persistent challenges facing the U.S.
Summer’s here — and the time is right for dancing in the street! Isn’t it so nice to be OUTSIDE?
Now that the summer is in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our multicultural recruitment efforts at Denison. After an unprecedented year, we are thrilled to have enrolled one of the largest classes of multicultural students in Denison’s history!
For the next few days, almost every college-bound high school senior will be going through the same routine. Wake up, decide on ‘College A,” scroll TikTok for a sign of affirmation. Change their mind about ‘College A,” go to school. Realize that every other senior is doing the same thing. On Saturday, all the overthinking, all the confusion, and all of the mystery will come to an end.
Over the last couple weeks, you’ve probably heard from several students as they’ve shared admission offers, weighed options, and discussed future plans. Although a traditional fall start is standard for most students, some might ask why they were offered admission for a spring start — or even for the following fall. What does it mean to be waitlisted?
Denison released admission decisions for over 9000 applicants on Thursday. What does an admission office look like around decision release?
First, it’s important to know that there are four offices in the enrollment management division: admission, financial aid, operations, and strategy/communications. All four offices have critical roles to play in every step of the process.
In the weeks leading up to decision release, the admission staff is reviewing files, participating in selection committees, and making admission decisions one by one.
Like most of the country, Ohio is covered in snow. So this week, I dug our snowshoes out of the basement and my partner, two dogs, and I snowshoed across a local park. I love snowshoeing in a wide open, quiet space, or through a quiet forest, and it’s a great way to wear out energetic dogs.