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Tuition & Fees

$49,140

$49,140

not including room and board

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Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,663
Declined + 4,972
Total Received 6,635
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Kenyon College, founded in 1824, is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Gambier, OH.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,662
Established in 1824
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1370
ACT 3286

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,662

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
34%
600-699
51%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
24%
600-699
59%
500-599
16%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
32%
600-699
52%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
67%
24-29
28%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
33%
24-29
60%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
60%
24-29
37%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Gambier, OH

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Fun Facts

  • A whopping 99% of Kenyon College's tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their fields.
  • Over 85% of Kenyon College students participate in an intercultural, international, and meaningful experience, such as home stays or cultural research projects, in durations of three to nine months. There are 59 programs in 25 countries on six continents.

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Gambier, OH

1,000-acre campus in Gambier (population: 2,436),5 miles from Mt. Vernon (pop. 16,798), 50 miles from Columbus. Major airport and bus serve Columbus; train serves Cleveland (115 miles). School operates transportation to Mt. Vernon and Columbus.

Kenyon College
Ransom Hall, 106 College Park Drive
Gambier, OH 43022-9623

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 22% of male students
 
4 sororities 13% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
34%
600-699
51%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
24%
600-699
59%
500-599
16%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
32%
600-699
52%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
67%
24-29
28%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
33%
24-29
60%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
60%
24-29
37%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,663
Declined + 4,972
Total Received 6,635

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Darryl Uy
Interim Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 848-2468
F: 740 427-5770
admissions@kenyon.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $816,272
State $62,569
Institutional $24,933,710
Other external $928,869
Total $26,741,420

Non-need-based

Federal $12,533
State $17,309
Institutional $3,254,212
Other external $1,395,015
Total $4,679,069

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Lords and Ladies
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Dance
Drama
Economics
English
Film Studies
French
German
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Mathematics
Modern Languages/Literature
Molecular Biology
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,662
students

Female
55%
908

Male
45%
754

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,650
students

Female
55%
899

Male
45%
751

undergraduatePart-time

1%

12
students

Female
75%
9

Male
25%
3

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

24%

Transfer applicants accepted

31%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

32

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

8

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Botswana
Brazil
Canada
China
Myanmar
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marne Ausec
Director of the Center for Global Engagement
740 427-5637
ausecm@kenyon.edu

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