Most students who come to Denison absolutely love it. While some students find it a mediocre experience, very few would say they hate it. The quality of education is exceptional, and that alone is enough to convince some students that Denison is the place where they belong. A lot of people also fall in love with the intimate atmosphere that seems to pervade the University. Not only do you live among your peers, but most people are also friends with their professors, which results in a feeling of belonging. No one can deny that being good-naturedly teased by their professor doesn't engender feelings of acceptance. A lot of students also value the safety of the campus. Those students that are unhappy with Denison are generally unhappy with the social scene, lack of diversity, or the exceptional work load. However, your happiness at college is largely a choice. No matter where you go, you will find problems, and you'll deal with them. Nowhere is perfect.
No matter how fed-up students may get sometimes, no one can claim that the academic opportunities at Denison aren't amazing, and that the atmosphere isn't unique. Those that want wild college years can find them, and those that don't can find that, too. The atmosphere is far from that of a big city, and that is a large portion of Denison's appeal. It may not be a wild metropolis, but it is exciting in its own way.