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Kenyon College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Kenyon College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Kenyon College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Kenyon College was awarded 149 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

Kenyon landed the #174 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 108 colleges in Ohio, Kenyon is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Kenyon?

Acceptance Rate

Kenyon College has an acceptance rate of 37%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Kenyon.

Average Test Scores

About 53% of students accepted to Kenyon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 730. Math scores were between 620 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kenyon College  ( 660 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Kenyon College  ( 620 to 730 )
Kenyon received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Kenyon College  ( 30 to 33 )

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Kenyon College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Kenyon it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kenyon College is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kenyon College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Kenyon College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Kenyon the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 85%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  85 out of 100

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Kenyon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,615 undergraduates at Kenyon with 1,610 being full-time and 5 being part-time.

How Much Does Kenyon College Cost?

The overall average net price of Kenyon is $32,897. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kenyon

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,582 $8,105 $13,076 $25,672 $45,570

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Kenyon, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kenyon, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $5,581 a year. That adds up to $22,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kenyon is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Kenyon Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Kenyon make around $48,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Kenyon graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Kenyon College

Kenyon College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gambier, Ohio. The surrounding location of Gambier is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Kenyon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022
Phone: 740-427-5000

Kenyon College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General English Literature 82 $25,194
Political Science & Government 57 $42,235
General Psychology 39 $37,208
Economics 38 $55,151
Fine & Studio Arts 28 $20,140
History 25 NA
Romance Languages 24 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 NA
Physics 19 NA
Mathematics 19 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Kenyon College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Kenyon

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,236 students took at least one online class at Kenyon College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,236 694
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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