Admissions Office, Ransom Hall, Gambier, OH 43022-9623 740-427-5776
About Kenyon College
  • Year of Foundation 1824
  • Size of Campus 1200 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Episcopal nondenominational
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,661
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 83%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,420
  • Room and Board $9,500
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $45
  • Enrollment No. 1,616
Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community.We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs. We set high academic standards and look for talented students who love learning. Small classes, dedicated teachers, and friendly give-and-take set the tone. Kenyon welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations 3%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Community (Roman Catholic), Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Torah Reading Group, Unitarian Universalists of Gambier, a
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Percent students who are frat members 27%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 9%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Xi, Sigma Iota Rho
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Summer Send-off, Philander's Phling (multiday mid-winter social event), concerts, dance recitals, films, lectures, plays, poetry readings, Activities Mart, Snowden Cultural Center Kick-Off, Pre-Orientation Service Project, Martin L. King Week Celebration,
  • Number of frats 7
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ADELANTE (Hispanic/Latino group), Asian Students for International Awareness, Association of Japanese and American Students, Black Student Union, Capoeira Club, International Students Association, Multicultural Council.
  • Number of sororities 3
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbus, OH (45)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbus, OH (45), Cleveland, OH (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Cleveland, OH (90)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 3%
  • Number of students using college housing 97%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (67%), women's dorms (3%), fraternity housing (9%), apartment for single students (19%), special housing for disabled students, other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 46%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 21%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 23%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 28
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 25%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Subscriptions 8,871
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated,
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 17
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 142,802
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, study skills
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 19,385
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 6
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 15,076
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,824
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Some music collections are housed in the music department; reference collections are maintained in the science departments.
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Books in Library 809,327
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Kenyon College Archives and Special Collections; Olin Art Gallery; Horn Gallery (student gallery and arts space); Miller Observatory; Brown Family Environmental Center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 38%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 545
  • Employed Students after 1 year 98%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 95%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs 3M, AG Edwards, Abbott Labs, ABC, ABN AMRO, Accenture, Adobe Systems, Aetna, Allstate, Am. Airlines, Am. Elec. Power, AmeriCorps, Ameriprise, Amgen Inc., AOL, Aon Consulting, AT&T, Bank of America, Bank of Boston, Bank of NY, Bank One, Barclays Bank, Barn
  • Employed Students after 2 years 99%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural