Kenyon College

103 College Rd, Gambier, United States
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Overview of Kenyon College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,677
    • Men:741 (44.2%)
    • Women:936 (55.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kenyon College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
106 College Park Drive
City, State, Zip
Gambier, OH  43022
Phone
(740) 427-5776
Fax
(740) 427-2634
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.90
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $55,930 (77.99470087853855%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,510 (17.445265653325897%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,900 (2.6495607307209594%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,370 (1.9104727374145865%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kenyon College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 25
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003065
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
270 (59.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
200 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
200 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
200 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$45,275
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 193 (96.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,775
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 152 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,989
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 78 (39.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
72 (15.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,855

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
865 (52.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
729 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
729 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
729 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,069
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 716 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,031
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 641 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,444
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 190 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
208 (12.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,649

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
38%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,404
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,797

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
584,002

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kenyon College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


90.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


91.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • 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
  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, English, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Engineering, environmental science with Duke University, education with The Bank Street College of Education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,408

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,000 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Columbus

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
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 of College Housing


100% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kenyon College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,661

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,677
Women
936
Men
741

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources