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Reviews 422 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The fraternities and sororities here make a big deal out of secrecy when they've got newbies pledging. They'll have you do all kinds of irrelevant tasks (my one friend had to go collect a rock and bring it somewhere by midnight...?) but there's no real hazing. They are somewhat cliquey and eat together a lot of the time, but I'd say each individual is still a nice person. There's no exclusive feelings around any frats or sororities here.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Kenyon is a beautiful place with wonderful people who care about and support each other both socially and intellectually.

5 College Junior

Parking: Any student (any year) can apply for a parking spot on campus. Campus is pretty small, so parking spots are never too far away.

5 College Junior

Majors: All you need to do is find an advisor and declare.

5 College Junior

Majors: My professors are wonderful and I have gotten to know them well. There are lots of courses to take. Our department has fun ice cream socials and holiday parties etc.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Many students do choose to drink, but I have not encountered any peer pressure at Kenyon. There are definitely students who choose not to drink, and they still seem to have fun/feel comfortable socializing without drinking.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Our school is absolutely beautiful. The architecture is awesome. Kenyon has a bunch of traditions that bring the student body together. There are lots of campus activities to participate in.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: It's super small so the community is really small and tight-knit. Professors are exceptionally accessible and get to know students really well. Kenyon has a lot of history and traditions that make it feel like a really special place. Students are very intelligent without being overly competitive and cut-throat. Also, it's beautiful and it looks like Hogwarts.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is super accessible and helpful!

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are fun all parties thrown by greek organizations and other clubs. There are only two bars in town. Nightlife can get a little repetitive.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: There is lots of variety, an awesome local foods program, and our head chef takes and responds to requests/suggestions/complaints via Facebook. There's only one dining hall, but that means it's a good place to find anyone you might be looking for!

5 College Junior

Academics: The political science department is absolutely wonderful!!

5 College Junior

Academics: Professors are super accessible and dedicated. Academics are challenging but the workload is manageable. There is lots of support for the registration process.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic center is state of the art and absolutely beautiful. Varsity athletics aren't a huge deal on campus, but people definitely turn up to support their friends, and everyone is proud of the champion swimmers!

5 College Junior

Technology: Free printing, very accessible technical support, lots of computer labs!

4 College Junior

Diversity: On the surface, it might look like a very homogenous campus. But once you get to know people, there are students from very different backgrounds with a lot of different beliefs. We could definitely stand to increase out racial diversity, though.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: All students are guaranteed housing all four years, and since there aren't many off campus housing options, most students live on campus.

3 College Junior

Weather: Winters can be long, snowy and cold, and spring can be rainy. But you get a little bit of all four seasons, and each season is really beautiful in Gambier!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't too bad, however, the fruit availability is.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Physics has a lot of work, but the knowledge is worth it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are awesome. But there isn't a very diverse field of majors to choose from.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I like how seasonal the weather is. You get a little bit of everything.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The Kenyon Athletic Center is big and nice, but people don't care that much about sports

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: A rural atmosphere -- removed from the distractions of city life - has lent itself to a great academic learning environment since 1824. I wouldn't chance anything!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My rankings put it at excellent -- hard to comment on that any further! But, I will say that the rooms are indeed spacious well heated/ cooled, comfortable, and my roommates aren't too bad either!

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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.

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