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If you want to know more about Kenyon College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Kenyon College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Kenyon College was awarded 74 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general English literature.

Overall Quality

Kenyon landed the #93 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Kenyon held the #106 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Kenyon is ranked at #2.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Kenyon?

Acceptance Rate

Kenyon College has an acceptance rate of 34%, 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 45% 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 640 and 730. Math scores were between 623 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kenyon College  ( 640 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Kenyon College  ( 623 to 730 )
Kenyon received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Kenyon College  ( 29 to 33 )

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Kenyon College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Kenyon, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kenyon College is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kenyon College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% 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  93 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 84%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  84 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Kenyon

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,677 undergraduates at Kenyon with 1,661 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

Kenyon Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 90.86 out of 100, Kenyon is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.86 out of 100
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How Much Does Kenyon College Cost?

The overall average net price of Kenyon is $30,504. 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 +
$11,993 $14,286 $14,788 $18,598 $42,973

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kenyon, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,134 a year. That adds up to $24,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kenyon is 0.5%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Kenyon make about $48,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Kenyon students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Kenyon College make the most money.

Location of Kenyon College

Kenyon College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Gambier, Ohio. Gambier is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Kenyon College

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 69 $23,200
Economics 56 $49,200
Fine & Studio Arts 33 NA
General Psychology 33 NA
International Studies 26 NA
Political Science & Government 23 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 21 NA
Sociology 20 NA
History 20 NA
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 18 NA

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

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