Kenyon College

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Kenyon College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Gambier, OH, a predominately rural area. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled at Kenyon College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1270 (25th percentile) to 1460 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 29 (25th percentile) to 33 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Kenyon College average GPA (3.68 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 30 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Kenyon College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 21 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Kenyon College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Kenyon College was reported as 34.1% in Fall 2020 with over 6,660 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 29 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Kenyon College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Kenyon College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kenyon College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 26.6%
  • 2017-2018: 33.8%
  • 2018-2019: 35.8%
  • 2019-2020: 34.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 31.2%

How Does Kenyon College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Kenyon College is sixty-six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Vernon Nazarene University73.0%
Denison University29.4%
Otterbein University80.2%
Ohio Wesleyan University67.3%
The College of Wooster54.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Kenyon College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 720
Math630 - 740
Total Score1270 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 35
Math26 - 31
Composite Score29 - 33
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