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Study at Kenyon College

Kenyon College is located in Gambier, Ohio, and is a private, liberal arts college. It was established by The Episcopal Church's Bishop Philander Chase in the year 1824. The campus is spread across an area of 1, 000 acres. The students at Kenyon College can choose from programs in areas including biochemistry, psychology, history, music, and sociology. The college has the following four main academic divisions:

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
The men's sports teams of Kenyon College are known as the Lords and the women's teams are called the Ladies. They compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III. The students participate in sports including softball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, cross country, football, golf, track and field, soccer, swimming, and volleyball.

Profile of Kenyon College

Kenyon is located in a rural area, in Gambier, OH. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Kenyon top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Kenyon often study science, music, mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Kenyon Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 71% of applicants were rejected at Kenyon. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 630 to 730 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 690 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at Kenyon benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Kenyon tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 1, 662 students (1, 657 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Kenyon has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Kenyon does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in North Coast Athletic Conference competitions.

Kenyon Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts249English, political science, international studies, history, economics, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, sociology, . . .
Science46biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling30psychology
Fine Arts22art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts18drama, dance

Contact: Kenyon

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH 43022

General Phone: (740) 427-5000


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