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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I attended Kenyon College for a year and a half before transferring to a school in Boston. I loved everything about the school and was thrilled when I decided to go. I made wonderful friends and had great professors. However, the school is under investigation for mishandling of Title IX policies. This is a fact that should not be ignored when applying to colleges. Yes, sexual misconduct happens every and anywhere, but there is a larger systemic issue currently in Gambier. Of course, you can make the most of it, but living in the middle of nowhere Ohio is very isolating, and most students spend most or all of their time on campus. The campus truly is beautiful, though!
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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.