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
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
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
25%
SAT Range
1230-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Kenyon College

Cost

Net Price
$26,734/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,813/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,869/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,146/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,263/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,650Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
8%
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 Kenyon College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
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 College Reviews

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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.
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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.
I was a member of the Kenyon College swim team, one of the best among DIII schools with a fantastic legacy. Many of our friends were members of the basketball team, soccer team, tennis team, volleyball team, track and field team, you name it, and they were all equally driven, inspired and inspiring athletes. Our athletic facility is easily one of the best equipped and most beautiful college athletic facilities in the country and is frequently mentioned in Princeton reviews. With a wonderful program, coaches, teammates, and facility, Kenyon College provided a quality environment for us athletes. Faculty were very respectful of athletics and values these qualities in their students.