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Kenyon College

Gambier, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate37%
Acceptance Rate37%

About Kenyon College

Kenyon College Overview

Kenyon College is a private, nonprofit school in the rural setting of Gambier, Ohio. Kenyon College was founded in 1824 and enrolls 1,875 undergrads and no graduate students. Kenyon College provides housing for up to 1,975 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 99.5% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kenyon College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Kenyon College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Kenyon College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Kenyon College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Kenyon College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kenyon College on the Student Life page.

2022 Kenyon College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 37%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
Tuition $66,240
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $52,103

Is Kenyon College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Kenyon College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Kenyon College

It is extremely difficult to get into Kenyon College. Around 37% of applicants get into Kenyon College each year. In 2022, just 2,778 out of the 7,601 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kenyon College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 90% of students who start at Kenyon College come back for their second year of college. Kenyon College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 86%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Kenyon College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Kenyon College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Kenyon College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Kenyon College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Kenyon College's endowment was $419.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kenyon College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kenyon College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $52,103 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $22,151 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kenyon College.

Based on this information, is Kenyon College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Kenyon College a good school for you?

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Where is Kenyon College Located?

Kenyon College is located in the rural setting of Gambier, Ohio, less than an hour from Columbus.

If you are interested in seeing Kenyon College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 71 to Gambier, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn Columbus International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kenyon College and Gambier are like without leaving home.

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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 is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Kenyon College ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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34 and Above


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Kenyon College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1360 - 1470


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

680 - 750

Kenyon College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kenyon College is like? There are approximately 1,875 students enrolled at Kenyon College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 14% percent are from OH and 86% percent of students are from other states.


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