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Reviews 318 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic facilities are really good. There is a lot of care put into its maintenance and the equipment.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kenyon College is an incredible college because it allows you to explore a variety of topics as well as pursue the ones that you already are interested in. The professors are very supportive and are glad when you come by for office hours.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is by far the most prevalent drug, but weed is also very popular on campus. I've also seen people doing cocaine and adderall, but they are less common. Although there is a lot of drinking and drug usage that occurs at Kenyon, I wouldn't consider it to be excessive, especially compared to other college campuses. Furthermore, Kenyon does a good job of promoting healthy drinking practices.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Personally, I love going to Old K for parties, but they also happen at other locations around campus as well. If nothing else, there is always something going on in the bullseye.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I love Kenyon nightlife because there are a lot of options. Personally, I enjoy going out to parties and casual drinking, so I can always find something to do with friends. There are also weekly concerts on the weekends, and a lot of people have small private parties or chill in their rooms too.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Kenyon is known as an English school, but we also have a lot of science majors (Bio, Chem, Psych, Enviro) and political science majors. Also, a lot of people here double major or will minor in other areas as well. Each major is challenging in its own way.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Kenyon is incredibly safe. I know a lot of people who will leave their things at the library while they go to dinner.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I've loved all of my classes and the professors.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most pre-med students are able to get into their top choices

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We have dorms. They're nice dorms, but they are dorms. Compared to other schools, I think Kenyon has less options when it comes to housing, and it's a historic campus, so parts of the residence halls (particularly the bathrooms) can leave a little to be desired. That being said, the dorms themselves are cozy, and I still love my room.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The all campus parties are incredibly fun, and they're typically thrown by the greek organizations. It's also easy to find a party at the bullseye each weekend, but other parties happen all the time.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The mens soccer team is phenomenal as is boys frisbee.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have found my second home at Kenyon with a group of individuals that has become my second family. Kenyon has given me the opportunity to explore my interests in an engaging way, and it has stretched my thinking on many topics. I love it here.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is brainwashed--its the absolute worst.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Kenyon has been an amazing experience overall. Despite majoring in international studies I am all set with a job in finance when I graduate. Have been able to study abroad and see the world fully supported by financial aid. Campus is beautiful although winter in Ohio is not the best.

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am thinking about transferring because of the lack of diversity on campus: racial, religious, socioeconomic, etc. There's a heavy Greek scene on campus and if you are not Greek it is sometimes hard to really fit in. The campus itself is rather isolated. I think I would have been happier at a larger school with more diversity or a school closer to a city.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Initially, I was very excited to be at Kenyon. Now that I am interested in getting internships and preparing for "life after college" I am having some second thoughts. Kenyon is a good school with a pretty campus and culture, but it is just too far away from Columbus or any other major city, making it hard to participate in internships and network. I've moved on from the Greek life and party scene.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I, as many freshmen do, had a bit of trouble adjusting initially. Then, in early November, I had to return home for health reasons. I probably only missed about a week of school, but upon my return I went to our dining hall for dinner and dozens of people came up to hug me and welcome me back, people I had hardly talked to. At a school as small as Kenyon, I assumed gossip would spread like wildfire. Instead, the size seems to create this insanely supportive and loving community. People want to know about you and your life because they care, not so they can whisper about it to others.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am very happy I chose Kenyon mainly because it is where I met the most important people in my life

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: This campus would not run without Greeks. Besides providing parties that are open to anyone--and free--they do a lot for the campus. Kenyon Greek Life is different, and the groups are friendly and welcoming, even if you make it clear that you have no intentions of rushing/pledging. Each group has a different personality and presence on campus, but I think that most people appreciate the more visible groups for what they do.

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The campus forces you to pay for a dorm room. There is an option or two for living off campus, but you will wind up paying both for a dorm room and for your off-campus housing. Despite ResLife being a huge pain, living off campus is not worth it to most people.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: It's really what you make of it. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights will almost always have something going on if you want. The parties are definitely controlled by the Greek community--just about all of the all-campus parties are thrown by fraternities. Still, you can almost always find something smaller going on in an apartment or at a bar. I've never found myself with nothing to do.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Mt. Vernon has most of the fast food options you could want and a few other places. Nowhere is really that nice, but there are some places that I enjoy. As for Gambier, the cove is fine for ordering food late, the deli is fine (but overpriced) when it's open, the VI is wonderful, and the Kenyon Inn is a bad restaurant pretending to be nice.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Administration: There's a reason they're called campus safety and not campus police. They really do look out for the students' best interests, and they're nice people to make friends with! Parking enforcement can be a little annoying.

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1 College Senior

Campus Housing: ResLife is easily the worst part of this college. There is no off-campus housing, so you have to deal with them. The dorms are not maintained well, and it is a terrible value. The office itself likes to overcharge for end of the year charges, but they are incompetent and will not work with you. I have been overcharged each year that I have lived at Kenyon, and the office is miserable and rude in dealing with them. I have clearly pointed out their mistakes, and they refuse to back down. After being charged for repairs, I have gone back to my old rooms and seen that they did not repair a single thing they charged me for. Now, as a recent graduate, I am still fighting with them for them to be reasonable, but it is definitely an uphill battle. It's a shame that such a great school can be tarnished by an incompetent group of people who really have no influence on the school besides blindly charging students.

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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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