Kenyon College

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.

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Kenyon College
Gambier , OH 43022
General Phone: (740) 427-5000

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Kenyon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts265women's studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Science32biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts26art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts25dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Kenyon in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42929

Kenyon Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kenyon had a total enrollment of 1,662 students (1,833 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 25%
20-21 44%
22-24 28%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York10%
New Jersey4%
(International Students)4%
New Hampshire1%
North Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%

Kenyon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %

Kenyon Room and Board (2007)

Kenyon offers campus housing for 1,620 of its 1,833 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Gambier, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Kenyon Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630730
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing630720
ACT Verbal2834
ACT Math2632
ACT Composite2832

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Kenyon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 40,240
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 40,240
Room and board $ 6,590
Room charge $ 3,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,490
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 1,130

Financial Aid:
Kenyon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 306500)

Kenyon Faculty

Kenyon has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$95,20321$86,655
Associate professoracademic year33$68,01023$68,295
Assistant professoracademic year20$58,49322$58,066
Instructoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year92$76,57267$70,493

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kenyon Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Kenyon Degree Programs (2007)

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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