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Founded in 1824, Kenyon College. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,708 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Kenyon College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 199 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kenyon College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 86% were in the top quarter, and 52% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kenyon College.
49 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 2 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated off-campus housing 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
15 Students rated Kenyon College
Unless you want to go to a Covid-19 POW camp, I would avoid this college like the plague. They put kids into 2 week quarantines who don't have Covid. They encourage students to rat each other out. They scare the hell out of everyone letting them think we live in a world where the Covid boogey man is around every corner. The only thing they haven't done yet is issue a covid version of the Scarlet Letter signifying how nuts the place really is.
Kenyon is an intellectually stimulating environment, and an absolutely beautiful place to live for four years.
While Kenyon is pricey, the college offers great financial aid if you qualify. They gave me the most aid out of all of the colleges I applied for.
Kenyon College is a wonderful college academically. Classes are small. I had a class with six people in it my first semester and my third semester had four. Professors are always there. They may not be as helpful as you wish, but they are there. It is small and rural, that comes with its ups and downs.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kenyon College is 26%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
It's nice to not be at a huge school but I definitely could do without seeing every single person I know when I go to breakfast in sweats and no make up on on Sunday morning.
If people have heard of it, they're impressed. Otherwise they think you're in Africa.
The worst things are the isolation, drinking culture, and weird social vibes.
Best are the professors.
Outside of our circle of elite/semi-elite liberal arts colleges, I don't think there is any. Nobody's heard of us. Inside it, we like to characterize ourselves as quirky friendly community-oriented intellectuals.
Yes, mostly. It's hard to define Kenyon students. Most of us are too apathetic to really get involved in politics or student environmental groups or the like, so we're not like Oberlin students. Our main form of activism is through allstu emails. Now that it's become a better-known school, the students have to be pretty smart to get in, but some have an edge in admissions because they're "legacies." There's a lot of drinking, but we work really hard, too. Most of us are individuals. We get along pretty well as a student body, despite our differences.
Great! If they have your major you're set.
Mostly eager to learn, with some only interested in partying and being irresponsible.
Shout out to the swim team! The lords swim team is pretty famous for winning 34 NCAA championships and having the longest winning streak in NCAA history. A lot of students are on sports teams, though, and all the teams seem to be close-knit. There are a variety of frats and sororities that are also very close. The sports teams and greek life organizations throw great parties, often held in the Old Kenyon basement, that the whole school is invited to and encouraged to attend, and no one cares whether you're drinking or not drinking, which is great. Our a cappella scene is absolutely stunning, and there are a variety of other musical groups you can participate in, too. There are lots of clubs and committees, so whatever you're in to, I'm sure you can find a club/sport/committee/organization to be part of at Kenyon.
I would tell the high school version of myself to stop wasting time trying to be cool by hiding your intelligence. The pursuit of knowledge and the curiosity that results in learning new things are beautiful instincts that should not be suppressed. In high school I had an irrational fear of being branded with the dreaded label of “nerd”. In college and beyond I now am liberated by the freedom to express my inner nerd and let it flourish. I want to look my high school self in the eye and let him know what he is missing. I want to let him know how it is exponentially more exhilarating to discuss the impact Edouard Manet had on the Impressionism movement than it is to argue over the impact Adam Sandler had on comedy movies. As a teenager it is easy to allow peer pressure and the fear of embarrassment squelch intellectual curiosity. As an adult you begin to realize that fear, especially the fear of embarrassment, only prevents you from experiencing what is truly enjoyable.
Everyone knows everyone. That can be good and it can be bad; it's certainly very intense--but we're a school that's very into community, into our collective history, into keeping Kenyon "Kenyon" and being active within the community as well as in the outside world. There's a hell of a lot of activism, political and otherwise, and it's an enormous inspiration. There are negative things about any environment, and believe me, Kenyon drives me bat-shit insane sometimes...but one thing you can't say about this school is that we don't care.
Cold and isolated in the winter and only decent in social life, but incredibly satisfying and inspiring in terms of intellectual growth and achievement.
The creative writing classes require a writing sample.
My schools i best known for two things. It has an amazing English department and the swim team has won over 35 national championships.
rural location, not a whole lot to do off campus
The community is comprised of nice, friendly people, who balance school with other activities.
Anyone who can get in
Interview with a Kenyon student
An Ecclectic person. You have to be diverse in your likes and ideas.
Short video of Caples Residence Hall
The professors are the best thing about Kenyon; they are caring, knowledgable, and genuinly interested in your passions and growth as both a person and an individual.
When it comes to tolerance, Kenyon is all talk. Theoretically, it's cool to discuss different ways of thinking--as long as you can back it up with the name of a prestigious philosopher. You can even make some intellectually outgoing statements--as long as popular opinion supports you. But when it counts, students don't want to view other ideas or lifestyles with anything resembling open-mindedness. There's a tendency to over-intellectualize in compensation for the inability to understand differences without judging. If you do something truly controversial, prepare to be the character-assassination of the week.
Last year I always worked in the common room. It was loud but a nice atmosphere with friends nearby. The library is fine too, with lots of study spaces. But the best place to work, in my opinion, is to sit outside on a nice day or to go down to the Kokosing Gap Trail to sit on a bench.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
62% of students
attending Kenyon College receive some sort of financial aid.
10% were awarded federal grants.
While 30% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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