Kenyon College

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022
Tel: (740)427-5000
Private not-for-profit | 1,667 students
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. The oldest private institution of higher education in Ohio,Kenyon College was founded in 1824 by Philander Chase, an Episcopal bishop. Kenyon's beautiful 1,200-acre campus is in Gambier, Ohio, 45 miles from the state's capital, Columbus. The campus includes a 380-acre nature preserve.

School Overview:

Kenyon College
CountyKnox County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
162 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,667 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,661 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
6 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition Notesplus fees of $1480
Percent Admitted36%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)630-730450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)610-680460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)630-720440-570
ACT English (25-75%)29-3419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)26-3118-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Kenyon College is a unique academic community where collaboration rather than competition is the guiding spirit. As one of the nation's finest liberal-arts colleges, Kenyon is also selective in admissions and passionate in its teaching, scholarship, and dedication to involving students in shaping their own education.
  • Today the College ranks as one of the finest liberal-arts institutions in the country, attracting superior students and a superb faculty and providing them with first-rate academic, residential, and recreational facilities.
  • At Kenyon, you'll choose from 25 departmental and six interdisciplinary majors. In addition to choosing a major, you may opt for a concentration from a list of 10 interdisciplinary programs or choose a departmental minor.
  • Since the College's founding in 1824, Kenyon's facilities have evolved from a small collection of rough log cabins to over 50 academic, residential, and administrative buildings. Recently, the College opened a new music building, three new science facilities, and a new athletic center. A new art center is being built this year. The College has a full wired/wireless network, and buildings are designed to support Kenyon's focus on collaboration and community.
  • 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.
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33.3 mi. away
Ohio Wesleyan University
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The College of Wooster
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