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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Kenyon is a highly rated private college located in Gambier, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,689 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Kenyon acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include English, Economics, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 90% of students, Kenyon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022
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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
27%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1230-1440
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,192/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,730/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,896/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,911/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,870/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,962/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,689Undergrads
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 13 responses
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  • Quircky
    46%
  • Unique
    46%
  • Liberal
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • We party as hard as we study
    58%
  • Everyone is academically focused
    17%
  • Best environment to focus, and build community
    8%
  • Claustrophobic
    8%
  • LIBERAL AF
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
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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It is a lot more sports/Greek oriented than I imagined, but I still enjoy it. For a small school, after a semester I am still meeting people I've never seen before (maybe I'm just unobservant), and it seems students still find themselves making new friends even senior year. It's very high school socially, perhaps because of size, but the cliques aren't as intimidating.
I have enjoyed classes immensely, not that I've had so much experience with them yet. I would recommend contacting professors early and often– twice I have contacted professors with interest in a particular course and they have just enrolled me! This doesn't seem like a super frequent practice, but do all you can to get on waitlists as soon as possible because enrolling in courses is surprisingly difficult. Introducing yourself in person to prospective professors goes a long way. Not that particularly pertains to Kenyon...
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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 College, though it isn't perfect, is as close to the ideal rural/small liberal arts college as you're going to get. Nestled on a beautiful hill in the heart of rural Ohio, it yields a private, quiet space to meditate on what you're learning and grow not only intellectually but personally as well. This is also helped by its fantastic, caring staff of professors and administrators alike, as well as its kind, friendly, and inclusive students. Kenyon is a community; we care for eachother and help eachother, during our time there and long after. It has an expansive alumni reach, too, so you're sure to have friendly connections post-graduation, helping pay off any loans you may take out to go there as it is rather expensive, though financial aid is fantastic for those who need it -- Kenyon is a 100% need met school.