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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Kenyon has earned from around the web.
|#51||Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates||College Factual|
|#65||Best Colleges for General English Literature||College Factual|
Where Is Kenyon College?
Contact details for Kenyon are given below.
|Address:||Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022|
How Do I Get Into Kenyon?
You can apply to Kenyon online at: https://www.commonapp.org/
Admission Requirements for Kenyon
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Kenyon?
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.
Can I Afford Kenyon College?
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
Of the 1,734 full-time undergraduates at Kenyon, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kenyon College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||55|
|Hispanic or Latino||120|
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.
|General English Literature||57||57|
|Fine & Studio Arts||31||31|
|Political Science & Government||29||29|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||20||20|
|Drama & Theater Arts||16||16|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||15||15|
|Natural Resources Conservation||15||15|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||13||13|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||12||12|
|Classical Languages & Literature||10||10|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||10||10|
*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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