A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Kenyon College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022
Website

Kenyon College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1240-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$28,253/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,329/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,856/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,767/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,584/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,465/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,699Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Quircky
    42%
  • Liberal
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • We party as hard as we study
    55%
  • Everyone is academically focused
    18%
  • Best environment to focus, and build community
    9%
  • Claustrophobic
    9%
  • LIBERAL AF
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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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! ‬
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Truly an exceptional college in multiple ways. The school distincts itself by its high quality professors with a lot of time outside of class to help, great campus atmosphere and a close-knit community. Many of the classes have considerably high standards with no grade inflation and an in-depth look into various academic areas. Additionally, the athletic facilities are not matched across the country, really great facilities.
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.