If you are thinking about applying to Kenyon College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
|Kenyon College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||55%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||53%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||51%|
Kenyon College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Kenyon College is 62%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 37%. Last year, Kenyon College admitted 252 of the 407 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Kenyon College is an extremely difficult school to get into. Kenyon College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Kenyon College accepted 37% of students, around 2,440 of the 6,614 students who applied.
Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Kenyon College, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.
In 2021, Kenyon College waitlisted 12 students. Of those, 12 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Kenyon College must submit the following items. Double check with Kenyon College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||counselor recommendation|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Kenyon College have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 17% submitted a class rank. At Kenyon College 55% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Kenyon College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||21%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
Kenyon College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Kenyon College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 53% of Kenyon College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kenyon College students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 660 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kenyon College students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 660 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Kenyon College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kenyon College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kenyon College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Kenyon College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Kenyon College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Kenyon College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kenyon College.
Does Kenyon College accept transfer credits?
Kenyon College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Kenyon College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Kenyon College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Kenyon College?
Kenyon College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Kenyon College's acceptance rate?
Kenyon College's acceptance rate is 37%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kenyon College?
Kenyon College's early decision acceptance rate was 62% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kenyon College is 32. 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 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Kenyon College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.98. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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