Kenyon College, founded in 1824, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Students are attracted to Kenyon for its superior academic reputation, quality of teaching, campus beauty and intellectual community. Poets, scientists, philosophers, artists, actors, football players and dancers find common ground at Kenyon, as do students of different races, socioeconomic standing and political persuasions. This union of academic excellence and a close-knit community adds to Kenyon's uniqueness. Its 800-acre campus is located 45 miles north of Columbus. Campus architecture is primarily Gothic in style.

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Private
studentType
Coed
1,617
Undergraduates
699
Men - 43.2%
919
Women - 56.8%
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
37% of 6,614 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.98
SAT Math
680 average
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$78,219
Tuition and Fees
$63,310
Room and Board
$13,310
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$43,914
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,151
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
156
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
19%
10-19
50%
20-29
25%
30-39
4%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
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Gambier Population
2,502
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
5%
Black/African-American
3.9%
Hispanic/Latino
7.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
75.2%
Unknown
1.9%
International Students
9.2% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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