Kenyon College, founded in 1824, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Students are attracted to Kenyon for its superior academic reputation, quality of teaching, campus beauty and intellectual community. Poets, scientists, philosophers, artists, actors, football players and dancers find common ground at Kenyon, as do students of different races, socioeconomic standing and political persuasions. This union of academic excellence and a close-knit community adds to Kenyon's uniqueness. Its 800-acre campus is located 45 miles north of Columbus. Campus architecture is primarily Gothic in style.

Website: www.kenyon.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,677
Undergraduate
Students
(55.8%) 936 Women
(44.2%) 741 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
34% of 5,603 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.90
SAT Math
623-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,710
Tuition and Fees
$55,930
Room and Board
$12,510
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$44,844
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,271
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
167
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Gambier Population
2,408
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
27% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
5.6% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
106 College Park Drive
City, State, Zip
Gambier, OH 43022
Phone
(740) 427-5776
Fax
(740) 427-2634
E-mail
admissions@kenyon.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Counselor recommendation required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
34% of 5,603 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 3,154 applicants were admitted
Men
32% of 2,449 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
466 (25%) of 1,896 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (24%) of 1,113 admitted students enrolled
Men
204 (26%) of 783 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
66% of 345 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,656
Students Accepting Wait List Position
766
Students Admitted From Wait List
38

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.90
3.75 and Above
68%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
623-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
39%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
47%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
68%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 63%
Top quarter: 86%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
3%
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,710
Tuition and Fees
$55,930
Room and Board
$12,510
Books and Supplies
$1,900
Other Expenses
$1,370
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@kenyon.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Final deadline January 15
Award Notification
On or about March 25
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003065
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
324 (59.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
256 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
256 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
256 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$44,844
Need-Based Gift
Received by 256 (96.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,663
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 204 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,039
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 103 (39.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
120 (15.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,350

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
886 (52.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
781 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
781 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
781 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,004
Need-Based Gift
Received by 781 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,078
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 689 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,176
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 246 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
312 (12.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,754

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,271
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, English, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, environmental science with Duke University, education with The Bank Street College of Education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
167
Part-Time Faculty
47
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
71%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
584,002
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
715
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Gambier Population
2,408
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Campus Size
1,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
115 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby, squash, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby, squash, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student advisory groups, student radio station, musical groups, intramural sports and clubs, outdoors club
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
27% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,677
Women
936 (55.8%)
Men
741 (44.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,661
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
5.6% from 46 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
90.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
91.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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