Gambier, OH
Kenyon College


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Recent Reviews

Taaj-Udeen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kenyon has been great to me even though it took a freshman year of adjusting. Coming from the Washington D.C. area, Gambier O...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kenyon has been great to me even though it took a freshman year of adjusting. Coming from the Washington D.C. area, Gambier OH was a big culture shock. The downsides of Kenyon are definitely its small size and beyond remote location. It is truly in the middle of nowhere. Conversely, Kenyon's size and location can be a blessings since it pushes you to find a solid group of friends and also pushes you to try things that you might not have elsewhere. Students at Kenyon wear several hats. They have the ability to be athletes, greeks and leaders of student organizations all at once. The academics are great, but the intimate connections made at Kenyon usually open more doors than most schools.

Amy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kenyon College lacks students that care about life beyond the campus. I have yet to find students that have an interest in h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kenyon College lacks students that care about life beyond the campus. I have yet to find students that have an interest in having intellectual conversations unless required to have such conversations by a professor. If you do not drink or party best to look at other colleges. The campus is very secluded. The town of Gambier is primarily Kenyon College. There is nothing else to do in Gambier that is not on campus and campus activities except for campus wide parties are not limited.

Qiyam
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall great place to be and learn. I can fully absorb the knowledge I am supposed to learn. Faculty and staff are avid supp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall great place to be and learn. I can fully absorb the knowledge I am supposed to learn. Faculty and staff are avid supporters of their students, and do everything in their power to see us succeed, no matter how "difficult" the material. Students here strive for the best, but not without having fun. A very balanced space with very talented individuals at Kenyon. I am proud to call myself a Kenyon Lord.

Johanna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Admittedly, I was really nervous when I first arrived at Kenyon. I was far from home and I didn't know anyone there, but ever...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Admittedly, I was really nervous when I first arrived at Kenyon. I was far from home and I didn't know anyone there, but everyone made me feel extremely welcome during the first week. The upperclassmen were very helpful when giving advice about courses and professors and I connected easily with the other students in my dorm very well. When classes began, I was blown away by the passion of my professors and I felt like I was completely engaged in what I was learning. The coursework is difficult and the teachers expect a lot from you, but I feel like everything is worth it. Concerning extracurriculars and social events, it's pretty quiet during the week, but everything becomes more lively during the weekend and people are always doing something fun. I really like Kenyon and I don't think I would trade the experiences I've had for anything.

Kylie
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I just finished my freshman year at Kenyon and I absolutely love it. Going in, I was nervous about the small size and the loc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I just finished my freshman year at Kenyon and I absolutely love it. Going in, I was nervous about the small size and the location in rural Ohio; however, I've discovered that both of these aspects of Kenyon actually contribute to what makes it such a great place. The students, though small in number, are as a group generally very kind and intelligent. Therefore, the campus is very close knit and there is a great sense of community. This sense of community is also bolstered by Kenyon's location in the middle of nowhere. Gambier is a hamlet with five businesses and no off campus housing for students, but students can find almost anything they need in the market or excellent bookstore and the lack of off-campus housing options gives the students a more common experience. And, if a student yearns for crowds and more shopping opportunities, the bustling metropolis of Mount Vernon, Ohio, is about ten minutes away by car and accessible by campus shuttle.

Andrea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kenyon College is a wonderful college academically. Classes are small. I had a class with six people in it my first semester ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Lexi
I love Kenyon!

Kenyon is an intellectually stimulating environment, and an absolutely beautiful place to live for four years.

I love Kenyon!

Kenyon is an intellectually stimulating environment, and an absolutely beautiful place to live for four years.

Melissa
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While Kenyon is pricey, the college offers great financial aid if you qualify. They gave me the most aid out of all of the co...

Kenyon College

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.

Laura
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it! The community is close-knit, your professors will all know you by name, and the athletic facility is g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it! The community is close-knit, your professors will all know you by name, and the athletic facility is gorgeous. There are so many things to do here, even though the community is secluded: I love to go hiking at the Brown Family Environmental Center, go swimming in the Kokosing or in the athletic center's awesome pool, and go to plays. Academics here are of the utmost importance, classes will stretch your mind and challenge you, and your peers will be brilliant. Overall I believe Kenyon provides an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best self, and is well worth the cost.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

One stereotype is smart, which is accurate, everyone here is smart, typically by way of hard work and passion. Another stereotype is rich, that is probably true for half of the students? It depends on what you deem to be "rich", I guess. But pretty much everyone is kind, so what does it matter how much money they have? Another stereotype is "democratic" or "liberal", there are certainly a lot of people here with that political outlook, but if you don't have that outlook you'll still fit in just fine, so long as you aren't hateful (this goes for all political or religious affiliations). Our unofficial motto here is "you do you", if you come to visit for a day you'll probably hear at least three separate students say it.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

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.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics here are extremely important. Everyone takes their classes seriously, there hasn't been a single day that I've been on campus and haven't studied or done homework in some way. We just care a whole lot about learning our subject material and learning it well, not necessarily because we want to do well (which we do, obviously), but because we love it. It is considered cool to be a nerd here, so pretty much everyone is cool. We do have some really awesome extracurriculars, sports, and parties, but if you aren't going to college for the education, then Kenyon probably isn't the place for you.

Patrick
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish someone would have told me how many actual quarters and Tide detergent I would need to get my laundry done my first ye...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish someone would have told me how many actual quarters and Tide detergent I would need to get my laundry done my first year of college. I also wish someone would have told me to get to the dryer as soon as the dryer has completed its cycle , because people would pull out my items and place them on the counter for all to see.

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  • 1,708
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $51,200
  • Acceptance rate
  • 27%

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