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Kenyon College Overview

Kenyon College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Gambier, Ohio. The surrounding location of Gambier is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Kenyon College Known For?

517 Undergraduate Awards
$52,769 Avg Cost After Aid
34% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Kenyon may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • Students at Kenyon have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Kenyon is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Kenyon with a bachelor's degree make about $48,700 a year. That's 19% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Kenyon student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Kenyon College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kenyon.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Classical Languages & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Philosophy & Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#183 Most Popular General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#208 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Kenyon has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#51 Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates College Factual
#65 Best Colleges for General English Literature College Factual

Where Is Kenyon College?

Location of Kenyon College

Contact details for Kenyon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022
Phone: 740-427-5000

How Do I Get Into Kenyon?

You can apply to Kenyon online at:

Admission Requirements for Kenyon

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Kenyon?

34% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Kenyon College is 34%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 35%.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to Kenyon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 730. Math scores were between 623 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kenyon College  ( 640 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Kenyon College  ( 623 to 730 )
Kenyon received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 29 and 35. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Kenyon College  ( 29 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Kenyon College  ( 26 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Kenyon College  ( 29 to 33 )

Can I Afford Kenyon College?

$52,769 Net Price
27% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Kenyon is $52,769. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kenyon, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,317 a year. That adds up to $21,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kenyon is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Kenyon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,734 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,750 undergraduate students at Kenyon, with 1,734 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kenyon

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,734 full-time undergraduates at Kenyon, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kenyon

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kenyon College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kenyon Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 120
White 1,224
International Students 161
Other Races/Ethnicities 112

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Kenyon College. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 50 countries are represented at Kenyon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and South Africa.

Kenyon College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General English Literature 57 57
Economics 51 51
General Psychology 33 33
Fine & Studio Arts 31 31
Political Science & Government 29 29
General Biology 23 23
History 23 23
Mathematics 23 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 20 20
Sociology 19 19
International Studies 18 18
Religious Studies 18 18
Drama & Theater Arts 16 16
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 15 15
Natural Resources Conservation 15 15
Philosophy 15 15
Anthropology 14 14
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13 13
Physics 12 12
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 12
Ethnic Studies 11 11
Classical Languages & Literature 10 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 10 10
Music 9 9
Chemistry 8 8
Romance Languages 7 7
Dance 3 3
Germanic Languages 2 2
TOTAL 517 517


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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