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.

The Crowe’s Nest

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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Visit Kenyon

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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

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RT @thekenyonthrill: Meet the new dean of admissions, Diane C. Anci of Mount Holyoke http://t.co/reTHVkqZTG

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RT @KenyonCollege: #KenyonCollege announces Diane C. Anci of @MtHolyoke as its new VP of enrollment and dean of admissions http://t.co/f4Nb…

KenyonAdmission – yesterday

The Sounds of Reading Season (or what admissions officers listen to when reading your application): http://t.co/UBCK7xZzUY

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RT @OhioFarmBureau: Kenyon College sources 40% of their food locally #OFFLF

KenyonAdmission – 2 days ago

.@DeAnnCarter There is no separate applications for scholarships EXCEPT for talent scholarships in art, writing and music!

KenyonAdmission – 2 days ago

The deadline for being considered for Full/Half tuition #scholarships is less than a week away! Apply by 12/15!

KenyonAdmission – 3 days ago

Excited for Cultural Connections 2! #visitkenyon #Kenyon2019

KenyonAdmission – 5 days ago

RT @KenyonCollege: “A sense of frustration”: Pres. @sean_decatur addresses recent events in Cleveland, Ferguson and New York. http://t.co/i…

KenyonAdmission – 7 days ago

@NYCollegeChat Thanks for the shoutout!

KenyonAdmission – 8 days ago

RT @NYCollegeChat: Look at @KenyonAdmission’s great subsidized visits for #underrepresented minority students. http://t.co/Vi5wzINyOt #coll…

KenyonAdmission – 8 days ago

KENYON BY THE NUMBERS

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10:1

The student-faculty ratio is 10 to 1, and the most common class size is 15.

1,000

Kenyon’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is 45 miles from Columbus.

41

Countries (outside the U.S.) from which Kenyon students come

100%

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.

45%

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.

50%

Percentage of students, on average, who study abroad during their time at Kenyon

4

Classic Kenyon songs you’ll learn at a first-year student at Orientation—and sing again as a graduating senior

15

Most common number of students in a Kenyon class

THE LATEST FROM STUDENT BLOGS

THAT’S SO KENYON

Secrets of Family Weekends

By Lynn Douglass

Kenyon Blogs

A Kenyon parent shares her experience with two different Family Weekends — and how her daughter has changed between them.

GENERAL KENYON

The Search for Lessons in Cleveland, Ferguson and New York

By Sean Decatur

Kenyon Blogs

President Decatur writes on the conversations that recent events in Cleveland, Ferguson and New York provoke.

ATHLETICS

Athletics, Excellence, and Liberal Education

By Sean Decatur

Kenyon Blogs

When undergraduate education is put under the microscope, few areas generate as much scrutiny (and at times controversy) as athletics.

STUDENT LIFE

Kokosinging and Water Bottles

By Noah Weinman

Kenyon Blogs

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.

Acceptance Letters

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.

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