Kenyon College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
North Coast Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government40 Graduates
International Studies29 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities27 Graduates
Spanish Language and Literature22 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17 Graduates
Film and Video Studies16 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Kenyon College Reviews
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Kenyon is incredible. It's unlike any other college. I went into Kenyon skeptical. It's tiny and in the middle of nowhere. What could there be to do? I was worried that the party scene would be lame and that I wouldn't find other people like me on such a small campus. I was so wrong. Everyone has a place at Kenyon. I found an amazing group of friends and I get to be my authentic self on this campus. I can be a total nerd in Olin (that's our library) throughout the week and have lots of fun with my best friends on the weekend. I feel like at any other school I'd have to pick a role like party girl or nerdy girl or art girl, but at Kenyon you can be everything you are and people will think it's totally cool that you're all those things. I know "lax bro's" who love art. I know fraternity brothers who geek out for history. Everyone is three-dimensional at Kenyon. We don't fit in the boxes we'd be placed in at other schools. Come to the 'Bier (that's Gambier) and check it out!
Kenyon's best and worst quality is that it's a small and isolated ecosystem, which allowed me to seek quiet, reflect inwardly, and learn about myself. Of course, it's also a place with its own brand of comfortable homogeneity, where change is frustratingly slow. I had unforgettable conversations about how to improve the world with students and faculty, but action was often less forthcoming. Because of that I now know it's a place I need to move on from, but I'm thankful for the significant amount I learned at Kenyon and the tight community it made me a part of.
Kenyon, unfortunately, is pretty homogenous in certain areas. The student body is gradually becoming more diverse, but very slowly. Overall, most students are white, upper middle class, and from the East or West coast (not a huge amount of Midwesterners.) Some students can be kind of snobby towards locals. The campus is mostly liberal, with pockets of trust-fund Republicans who mostly seem to emerge during discussions about diversity, so take that for what you will. In terms of sexual orientation, no one will care. Many students identify as something other than straight. There are lots of diversity-related groups on campus, which provide nice support systems for minority students.