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Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,708
   Women 938 (54.9%)
   Men 770 (45.1%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 29% of 5,927 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 658 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 676 average
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,690
  Tuition and Fees $51,200
  Room and Board $12,130
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $41,728
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 156
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Gambier Population 2,408
Nearest Metropolitan Area Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 33% of women participate
Fraternities 30% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 4.6% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning 92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 88.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%