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KENYON COLLEGE, GAMBIER, OHIO

Gambier, OhioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1824Established Year
  1708Enrollment

Kenyon College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college located in Gambier, Ohio. This deemed college was established in 1824 by Philander Chase and is among the nation’s finest Liberal Arts Colleges. The Kenyon College, USA comprises only a single campus which includes a 500-acre nature preserve. 

Approximately 4% of Kenyon’s student body is represented by 18 international countries. The college offers more than 50 majors and minors in 37 areas of study. It awards only undergraduate degrees. International students aspiring to study in the U.S. can look out for this college as well. The faculty, staff, and students of this prestigious college work together in the field of Arts and innovation for the betterment of the world.

Ranking

  • As per the rankings of the U.S. News, Kenyon College ranking in the 2020 edition of best colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges is 27th.
  • Ranked 71 in Forbes’ America’s Best Value Colleges
  • As per the Times Higher Education 2020 ranking, this college is ranked 91st in terms of US Rankings 2020.

Highlights

TypePrivate
Campus SettingRural
Endowment238.2 million USD
Cost of Attendance71,710 USD
Campus Housing Capacity100%
Student-Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@kenyon.edu, 740-427-2634
Student Retention Rate69.00%
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2019)34%

Programs

  • Kenyon College, USA offers over 50 majors, minors and numerous concentrations in various disciplines including Arts, Anthropology, American Studies, Biology, etc.
  • Kenyon College consists of around 1600 students enrolled in numerous programs offered by the college.
  • This college also offers a total of 13 interdisciplinary programs that reflect the academic reality that important insights often draw on various fields.
  • Special orientation seminars are organized for students enrolled in bachelor programs.

Campus

  • The campus of Kenyon College stretches across 1000 acres. 
  • The College also offers exceptional programs, opportunities to collaborate with the faculty, and the atmosphere of a small and welcoming community.
  • Student Affairs has numerous offices that look after the various needs of the students including leadership development, residential programs, public service, career exploration, and community engagement.
  • The college campus offers students the advantages of small classes with convenient accessibility to dedicated faculty members.
  • The students can also indulge themselves in various student clubs, guest lectures, art exhibitions and numerous musical events organized by the university campus.

Residence

  • Kenyon College, USA also offers housing facilities to students in the college campus itself. However, students can also opt for off-campus housing.
  • Kenyon College offers students a variety of housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to college-owned apartments and houses on campus.
  • Five residence halls are available to students who study in the first year of the program at Kenyon College, USA.

The annual housing rates 2019-2020 are provided in the table below:

Residence Halls (Bushnell, Caples, Gund, Hanna, Leonard, Lewis, Manning, Mather, McBride, Norton, Old Kenyon, and Watson)
Single7,470 USD
Double5,470 USD
Triple4,120 USD
Apartments (Acland, Farr Hall, Morgan, New Apartments, North Campus, Taft Cottages and programmatic houses):
Single8,470 USD
Double6,370 USD

Application Process

  • Applying to Kenyon is fairly easy and there is no separate application portal for international students/ Non-U.S. citizens.
  • Application Portal: Students are advised to apply through a Common Application or through the Kenyon Coalition Application.
  • Application Fee: Nil
  • Application Deadline: 
    • Regular Decision: January 15
    • Early Decision: November 15
  • Student Class Profile :
    • Total Applicants: 1676 undergraduate students.
    • Percentage of international students: Around 4%
  • Average standardized test scores accepted: SAT Math Section: 680; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 680; ACT Composite:31; Average GPA of at least 3.9.
  • English Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT- 100; TOEFL CBT-250; TOEFL PBT-600; IELTS-7.0
  • Supporting Documents: 
    • Official test scores
    • Official school report
    • Official transcript
    • Official letters of recommendation from one teacher and one counselor (or school administrator) 
    • Statement of purpose
    • Health certificate
    • Resume for the ones with job experience/prior experience
    •  Visa/passport (if required)

Tuition and Estimated Student Budget (2020-2021)

The estimated average semester-wise cost of attendance for undergraduate programs at Kenyon is given below

Budget Item2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
Tuition30,400 USD per semester
Room and Board3,705 USD
Student Fees150 USD
Books, Supplies, and Transportation3,000 USD
Health Insurance1,450 USD

Financial Aid for International Students

  • Numerous scholarships in the form of Grants, Loans, etc. are available for international students and the applicants are required to apply for the same at the time of application for admission.
  • First year international students can apply for financial aid by filling the ISFAA form  while applying for admission
  • International students are awarded merit-based aid and are also considered for talent scholarships in music, art and writing. They must apply separately for the talent scholarships.
  • The scholarship amount is adjusted in the university bill and the final bill is handed over to the student.
  • The college also offers numerous loan facilities to international students which offer financial help to students who are pursuing any degree program from the USA.

Alumni

  • Alumni of the Kenyon College, USA are offered numerous benefits including access to offers made by the Kenyon Credit Union, Alumni Debit Card, Alumni Rewards Visa Credit Card and high-yield Certificates, free access to library and health & fitness services.
  • A few notable alumni of this deemed college are given below:
    • Allison Janney – Oscar-Winning Actress
    • John Green’oo – Best Selling Young Adult Author
    • Josh Radnor – Television Star and Film Director
    • Laura Hillenbrand – Critically Acclaimed Writer

Placement

  • The Kenyon College, USA organizes a variety of career fairs for its students:
  • Engineering Alumni Careers, Fall Career Fair, Startup Career Fair, Creative Industries Career Fair, Civil and Environmental Career Fair, and Spring Career Fair and numerous others.
  • Reports say that an alumnus of the Kenyon College can earn up to 75000 USD.
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Kenyon College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1795
FAFSA Code003065
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$53,830 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score136212631460 45%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing685640730-
Mathematics677623730-
ACTCheck Detailed Score312933 68%
English322935-
Mathematics292631-

Kenyon College Acceptance Rate

33.8%

Acceptance Rate

5603

Total Applicants

1795

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

44.2%

Male

55.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program33.8%
Total Applicants5305
Total Enrolled1795

Kenyon College Enrollment

Enrollment
Kenyon College Enrollment1795
Undergraduate Enrollment1795
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate92.8%

Attendance Cost

$53,830

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$53,830 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,900 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,280 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,440 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
30412803238-
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    103 College Rd, Gambier, OH 43022
    ADDRESS

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    Bus Station

    Harrison Township0.39 Km
    Gambier7.04 Km

    Book Store

    Kenyon College Bookstore0.56 Km
    Gamescape6 Km
    Cougar Corner Campus Store6.06 Km
    Colonial Book Shop & Kids Shelf6.11 Km
    Paragraphs Bookstore7.71 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Knox Village Square5.11 Km
    Mt Vernon Shopping Plaza6.03 Km

    Hospital

    Ohio State Heart Vascular Center Mount Vernon5.12 Km
    Knox Community Hospital, Emergency Department5.2 Km
    Knox Community Hospital5.24 Km
    KCH Urgent Care Center5.26 Km
    DaVita Apple Valley Dialysis5.32 Km
    Medical Arts Plaza6 Km
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    Airport

    Helipad5.23 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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