November 26, 2018
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Kenyon's beautiful 1,000-acre campus is in Gambier, Ohio, 45 miles from the state's capital, Columbus. The campus includes a 500-acre nature preserve. Take the virtual tour.
Kenyon is a private, residential liberal-arts college. The College offers exceptional programs, opportunities to collaborate with faculty, and the ethos of a small and welcoming community.
Kenyon is highly selective. Of 460 entering first-year students in the Class of 2021, 47 percent are in the top 5 percent of their high school graduating class. Learn about applying to Kenyon.
Fifty-three percent of Kenyon's 1,680 students are women; 47 percent are men. About 20 percent are African Americans, Asians, and Latinos/Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans, and multiethnic students. Students come from across the United States and from 45 other nations. More about Kenyon's class profile.
Ninety-nine percent of Kenyon's tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field.
If there's a key to Kenyon, it's this: you thrive because your professors know and care about you - as a student, as a person. The student-faculty ratio is 10 to 1, and the most common class size is 15.
There are 33 majors leading to a bachelor's degree. In addition, the College offers 13 concentrations; pre-professional advising for graduate or professional school in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine; and a number of cooperative programs involving other institutions. More about Kenyon's programs.
Students choose from more than 150 programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Kenyon sponsors programs at the University of Exeter in England and in Rome. More about international education at Kenyon.
Student life is active and multifaceted. There are more than 120 student organizations, including sororities and fraternities; a range of performing-arts groups, including the Kenyon College Dramatics Club and five a cappella ensembles for male, female, and mixed voices; and a range of community service opportunities. More about life at Kenyon.
Nearly one-third of the student body participates in intercollegiate athletics (NCAA Division III), and many more take part in intramural sports. Kenyon's swimming and diving teams have won 34 men's national championships and 23 women's national titles. More about intercollegiate athletics.
All students live on campus in residence halls and apartment-style housing. First-year students live together in a cluster of residences near Gund Commons. More about residential life.
For 2018-2019, total charges are $68,440. About 50 percent of students receive need-based financial aid. The average aid package exceeds $43,000. More about financial aid.
An accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Kenyon is also a member of the American Association of Colleges, the American Council on Education, the Association of Episcopal Colleges, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, and the Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium.