YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 318 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
2 College Junior

Diversity: As open-minded as Kenyon likes to think it is, diversity is a big issue here.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: As there is nothing but cornfields around, the only thing to do on most weekends is drink. So usage is rife throughout this campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The academics have been my favorite part of Kenyon. Almost all of the professors I've had have been so kind, intelligent, and passionate about teaching. It has been a pleasure taking such interesting classes with such engaged individuals.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt in danger on campus, but the way the administration has dealt with recent security problems such as sexual assault in a dorm by an unknown, non-student assailant and an active shooter near campus have been questionable.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The buildings I've lived in have been pretty gross, though I know of places to live on campus that are really nice. The problem is that living places are really limited because you have to live on campus all four years and the student body is growing each year.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Academically, Kenyon is a great school. The professors are incredible and engaging, the classes are so gripping, and I feel that I've learned so much. However, the community is difficult. First, the school is so small and isolated that the social scene is incredibly limited, which causes problems if you don't perfectly click with a group. People tend to be really cliquey here and it's hard to break into other groups, especially if you don't want to go out partying and drinking every weekend as that is the main mode of socialization here. And the people have a very pretentious vibe in general (with notable exceptions, of course). Overall, it's a great school, but the community is hard to vibe with if you're not stereotypically "Kenyon".

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Constant work on security by Campus Safety. I feel very safe here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professors are amazing and are enthusiastic about what they teach. Very few professors are somewhat confusing, but all professors take time out of class to explain things to students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of connections with alumni for jobs and internships through the CDO. Professors are also helpful in that regard.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone lives on campus, as a student on financial it i think its great and makes everything easier.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not really into these things, wouldn't really know

3 College Freshman

Athletics: KAC is dope, no one really cares about sports tho

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've learned a lot and have had tons of fun doing so

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely safe. Lots of resources to provide this.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small classes, great professors its wonderful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most everyone gets a great job after graduation.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A large variety of nice options.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not too much focus and open parties.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Club sports are better than varsity.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything about school.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Especially around parties campus safety is always present to ensure everyone's health.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Granted, I've only been at Kenyon for one semester. However, it has been an incredible experience. The professors are extremely accommodating and kind. They are very eager to help if you have questions. The class sizes are pretty good. The biggest class I have ever been in is a 40-person class. The class size is very welcoming. There are so many courses to choose from. Course selections are my favorite time of year, although registering not so much.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't really started looking for on campus employment, but I know the CDO works hard to ensure students find jobs if they need them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty good. I feel like the dorms for the freshmen are lower quality, but that's ok.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I honestly don't know much about the Greek life at Kenyon. I know it exists, but it isn't a major facet of the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Students Often Come From

Photos More photos . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

Kenyon College is a small school in rural Ohio. Located in the middle of cornfields, "remote" doesn't even begin to describe its location. Gambier consists of one block with a convenience store, bookstore, and two restaurants; the nearest Walmart is 15 minutes away by bus, and the local movie theater has only two screens. For all of its location flaws, the College has a certain charm. Kenyon wasn't named the "most beautiful college campus in the world" for nothing. Those who step onto the campus are immediately awed by the Gothic architecture, landscaped lawns, and inviting atmosphere.

Part of Kenyon's charm is that it attracts students who really want to be there, rather than those who want the location or name. Students bond over the remote location as much as they do over living in the dorms for four years or dining in the only dining hall on campus. This leads to a cohesive student body that's willing to shape the College it attends. Student groups on campus are very active in the life of the College, and many decisions are put to an all-campus vote.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Kenyon College

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!