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Denison University

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Date: Dec 26 2004
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
I had a terrific experience at Denison University. The faculty is outstanding. The class sizes are very small, and professors are very approachable. There are also many opportunities available for learning outside of the classroom. I was able to do research projects with a couple of my professors, and even got to talk with them about their own research.

It's not all perfect, of course. I was a bit discouraged by all the requirements in the humanities, since I knew early on exactly what I wanted to do (which is rare). But after sticking it out, I'm very happy with having received an education that is both deep and broad.

When it was time to leave Denison to find a job, I found the Career Services office to be rather unhelpful. That may be less of a problem for other majors, but for CS, there weren't many opportunities. Forunately, the CS department faculty have connections with local companies and really try to help their students with whatever path they're aiming for. In my case, one of my professors told us about a career fair in Chicago, and I went with a couple of other students. I ended up finding (and eventually getting hired at) a Dep't of Energy National Laboratory, making a pretty darned good starting salary. Many of the people I work with went to top programs, like UC Berkely, U. of Washington, U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, or U. of Wisconsin-Madison. In my opinion, I got every bit as good of an education as any of the folks that went to those other schools. Of course, that might be a function of the CS faculty. I can't say too much about the other departments, but the CS department is excellent.

The housing situation is okay. The majority of the dorms don't have AC, and a few of the freshman dorms aren't very nice at all (eg Shorney). There also is little or no opportunity to live off campus. I, for one, liked the close-knit community that this policy fosters, but it's not for everyone. Once you get to junior or senior year, you'll have a shot at the newer Sunset dorms which are great places to live.

Depending on your interests, you might get a bit bored. Denison isn't much of a party school. The frats/sororities haven't had their own houses for quite some time. Granville, the surrounding town, is very small and there are only a handful of bars. (There is also one bar in the student union).

Denison's a school where you really get out of it what you put in… there are lots of opportunities available if you go out and get them.

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