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Kenyon College

Gambier, OH 4-Year Private

About Kenyon College

Kenyon College is a private, nonprofit school located in the rural setting of Gambier, OH, less than an hour from Columbus.

Founded in 1824, Kenyon College currently enrolls around 1,617 students a year, including 1,617 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Kenyon College's endowment was valued at $419,099,295 in 2021.

Admissions Facts About Kenyon College

Acceptance rate: 37%

Average GPA: 3.98

Mean ACT score: 32

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Kenyon College Acceptance Rate 2021

Kenyon College is a extremely difficult school to get accepted to. Around 37 percent of all applicants are admitted to Kenyon College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.98 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 32.

In 2021, 12 applicants were waitlisted and 4 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Kenyon College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 89 percent of students who start at Kenyon College come back the next year. Out of the 448 students who started at Kenyon College as first-time freshman, 385 graduate within four years.

Kenyon College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 89 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,151 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Kenyon College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Kenyon College a good school for YOU?

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January 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will be notified by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Kenyon College in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

106 College Park Drive Gambier, OH 43022

Campus Setting: Rural

Kenyon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kenyon College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kenyon College is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kenyon College ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


29 to 33


29 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kenyon College is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Kenyon College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kenyon College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

640 - 740


Reading SAT Range

640 - 730

Kenyon College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Kenyon College is like? There are approximately 1,734 students enrolled at Kenyon College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 13% percent are from OH and 87% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Application Deadline

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