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Kenyon College
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  • 4 Year
  • GAMBIER, OH

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

KENYON COLLEGE
GAMBIER, OH 43022
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
From Kenyon College

Why Kenyon? Besides the obvious reasons — top-notch faculty, talented students, stunning campus — the greatest advantage of choosing Kenyon is the promise that here, you’ll become the person you imagine yourself to be.

That’s because no matter what you study at Kenyon — whether it’s the nature of gravity in the universe or the meaning of the graveyard scene in "Hamlet" — you will grapple with important questions that challenge you in an environment that nurtures and inspires you.

But don’t take our word for it. Take a virtual stroll down Middle Path and talk with an admissions counselor, a student, a professor. Explore Kenyon's comprehensive financial aid packages. And, by all means, apply. It’s the first step toward discovering if Kenyon is the right place for you.

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1270-1460
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,940 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,800 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

Majors

Writing at Kenyon

The ability to express yourself extends far beyond words on a page—and speaks volumes about drive and character. We know how to get to the heart of an idea. We seek data, we ask questions, we listen for nuance. We embrace the viewpoints of others, even when those views might clash with our own. We recognize that words have the power to illuminate and inspire, so we choose ours with intention.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,734 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Quircky
    50%
  • Unique
    43%
  • Liberal
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 38 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • We party as hard as we study
    54%
  • Everyone is academically focused
    23%
  • Best environment to focus, and build community
    8%
  • Claustrophobic
    8%
  • LIBERAL AF
    8%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
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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