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Kenyon College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1824
Affiliation: Episcopal nondenominational
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,647
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $164,597,010
Admissions Address

Ransom Hall
Gambier, OH 43022-9623



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Delahunty Britz
Admissions office telephone: (740) 427-5776
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $350 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 3 4
Social studies 1 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 3 4
Total academic units 21 23

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 33%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 55%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 31%
Total applicants: 4,251
Total acceptances: 1,395
Total freshman enrollment: 459
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 40%
Male applicants: 1,847
Male acceptances: 615
Male freshman enrollment: 232
Female applicants: 2,404
Female acceptances: 780
Female freshman enrollment: 227
Out-of-state freshmen: 81%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 961
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 362
Students enrolled from waiting list: 16

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 87%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 34%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
First-year students submitting GPA: 84%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 730
Math: 610 – 690
Combined: 1230 – 1420

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 37.6% 25.3%
600-699 48.9% 53.7%
500-599 12.4% 20.2%
400-499 1.1% 0.8%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 35%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 28 – 34
Math: 26 – 31
Composite: 27 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 53.2% 62.9% 34.0%
24-29 40.6% 28.3% 52.8%
18-23 5.6% 7.5% 10.7%
12-17 0.6% 1.3% 2.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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