Why Kenyon? Besides the obvious reasons—top-notch faculty, talented students, stunning campus—the greatest advantage of choosing Kenyon is the promise that here, you’ll become the person you imagine yourself to be.
That’s because no matter what you study at Kenyon—whether it’s the nature of gravity in the universe or the meaning of the graveyard scene in Hamlet—you will grapple with important questions that challenge you in an environment that nurtures and inspires you.
But don’t take our word for it. Visit our hilltop campus and take a stroll down Middle Path, sit in on a class, talk with an admissions counselor, a student, a professor. Explore Kenyon’s comprehensive financial aid packages. And, by all means, apply. It’s the first step toward discovering if Kenyon is the right place for you.
From searching and touring to applying and accepting, Kenyon admissions counselors share tips, tricks and tidbits about the college search process.
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Campus: inspiring, idyllic. People: smart, creative. And friendly, quirky, compassionate, astute, amazing. Check out Kenyon and add your own adjectives.
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TIPS FROM ADMISSIONS
- There’s more than one “perfect match”
- Plunge in and explore at college fairs
- Can I really afford a private college like Kenyon?
- What should I do about Score Choice?
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KENYON BY THE NUMBERS
The student-faculty ratio is 10 to 1, and the most common class size is 15.
Kenyon’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is 45 miles from Columbus.
Countries (outside the U.S.) from which Kenyon students come
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.
For 2013-2014, total charges are $56,810. About 45 percent of students receive need-based financial aid. The average aid package exceeds $23,000.
Percentage of students, on average, who study abroad during their time at Kenyon
Classic Kenyon songs you’ll learn at a first-year student at Orientation—and sing again as a graduating senior
Most common number of students in a Kenyon class
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THAT’S SO KENYON
Secrets of Family Weekends
By Lynn Douglass
A Kenyon parent shares her experience with two different Family Weekends — and how her daughter has changed between them.
The Search for Lessons in Cleveland, Ferguson and New York
By Sean Decatur
President Decatur writes on the conversations that recent events in Cleveland, Ferguson and New York provoke.
Athletics, Excellence, and Liberal Education
By Sean Decatur
When undergraduate education is put under the microscope, few areas generate as much scrutiny (and at times controversy) as athletics.
Kokosinging and Water Bottles
By Noah Weinman
I had always regarded collegiate a cappella as one of those things that I would definitely try when I got to college, but never do in any serious way.
A blog about parents, college and letting go
Remember the days of college applications and campus tours? Relive the experience that brought your child to college in “Acceptance Letters,” a new blog where Kenyon parents—current and prospective—share their experiences and provide insight on the college search and letting go.