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School Spotlight: Denison University

Denison University
Elyse Krantz

Written by Elyse Krantzon September 13th, 2016

I became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of my alma mater. After graduating, I accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont where I evaluated applications and reviewed art portfolios from students across the country. Three years later, after pursuing my master's degree in New York City, I joined the admissions staff at Barnard College where I served as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, I directed Long Island and Boston recruitment in addition to managing the College's alumnae interview program, coordinating admissions statistics, and editing various college publications. Having also served as an alumni interviewer for Dartmouth College and visited over 75 colleges, I feel especially well-equipped to help students prepare for admission interviews and campus tours.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Denison University Granville, OH What do you get when you combine 233 enthusiastic professors, 2,150 passionate students, and an incredibly thought-provoking and rigorous liberal arts and sciences education? Why it’s none other than Denison University, one of the distinguished Colleges that Change Lives. Located 35 miles east of the OH state capital, Denison is known for inspiring academic and pre-professional offerings. From the Program in Politics and Public Service that places students in U.S. Congressional internships, to the Denison Seminars that enroll sophomores and juniors in fascinating interdisciplinary courses, opportunities for leadership and growth are everywhere. On campus students are encouraged to get involved in community service internships and service learning courses, both of which help propel students to a lifelong commitment to serving others. Perhaps this is why, in 2015, Denison ranked among the top 15 small liberal arts colleges for the number of alumni volunteers it sent to the Peace Corps. Some other amazing numbers to consider: 97 percent of students receive financial aid – either need or merit based (or both); over 40 Denison graduates have earned a Fulbright Award; and Denison’s DIII athletic teams have won an impressive 135 conference championships. College-Visit-CTA


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