The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    A cappella concerts in Rosse Hall
  2. 2
    Professors are accessible.
  3. 3
    Everybody knows your name.
  4. 4
    Getting a great education without having it forced down your throat
  5. 5
    The "Kenyon bubble" (a.k.a. the isolation of the hill)
  6. 6
    Kenyon Athletic Center (KAC)
  7. 7
    Summer Send-off
  8. 8
    Fall weather
  9. 9
    Middle Path
  10. 10
    Small class sizes

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 9 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
59% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
70% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
66% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
81% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
53% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
80% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Learn from the Best
99% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 68% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    All-nighters in Gund Commons where the lighting is poor
  2. 2
    Being surrounded by cornfields can feel very isolating.
  3. 3
    Drinking is the main social event available on campus.
  4. 4
    Intensive intro-level language classes that meet nine times a week
  5. 5
    Relationships are a touchy subject at Kenyon. Students are either just looking for a good time by hooking up with one another or are engaged in a very serious relationship.
  6. 6
    Parking on the hill is very sparse.
  7. 7
    The winters
  8. 8
    The cliques that form
  9. 9
    It's so small that everyone knows everyone-and everything.
  10. 10
    Getting the classes you want

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $41,090, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
71% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
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