Kenyon College, located in Gambier, Ohio, is a unique academic community where collaboration rather than competition is the guiding spirit.

As one of the nation’s finest liberal-arts colleges, Kenyon is also selective in admissions and passionate in its teaching, scholarship, and dedication to involving students in shaping their own education.

Among Kenyon’s compelling features: a classic college town; a welcoming and talented student body; a well-deserved reputation as a great place for writers; state-of-the-art facilities; an exceptional faculty; and an interesting and successful alumni group. The college calls itself "the perfect place to learn in the company of friends amongst a community of scholars."

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Gambier, Ohio
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College 

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 27%
  • Average ACT range: 29-32
  • Average SAT range: 1350-1450
  • Test Optional?: Yes, for the fall 2022 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available


  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $76,620


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Track and Field (men's and women's); Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Basketball (men's and women's); Cross Country (men's and women's); Women's Field Hockey; Football / Soccer (men's and women's); Men's Golf; Lacrosse (men's and women's); Swimming and Diving (men's and women's); Tennis (men's and women's); Women's Volleyball

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