The Office of Admissions at Kenyon College is pleased to announce that offers have been extended to 1,337 Regular Decision applicants as members of the Class of 2017. The Admissions Office saw an increase of 3 percent in the number of applications from the previous year to a total of 4,057. "We were stunned at the quality of this year's applicant pool," said Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jennifer Delahunty. "Not just the numbers-which were up-but the achievements of the applicants were extremely impressive."
Average SAT scores climbed 20 points, and the average GPA of the regular decision candidates was over 4.0. Kenyon's acceptance rate for this class is a very selective 38 percent when combined with the 210 enrolled students from both rounds of Early Decision. The Admissions Office anticipates that the incoming class, of first-year and transfer students, will number 475.
The Class of 2017 has achieved a considerable milestone in Kenyon's history: more than 21 percent of the admitted class identify as a domestic persons of color-the highest rate to date. More than 7 percent of admitted students report that they will be the first college-bound student in their family.
Offers of admission were mailed to students in 47 states as well as the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, and globally to 47 countries. More than 4 percent of the admitted students are non-U.S. citizens. They hail from: Brazil, Burma, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Zambia. In addition, 27 U.S. citizens currently studying outside of the United States in 15 countries have been admitted to Kenyon. Nearly 7 percent of admitted students hold dual citizenship embracing the United States and one of 29 other countries.
Young men and women from the state of Ohio continue to represent the largest percentage of those admitted students studying at domestic secondary schools, at 13.3 percent. This year, California rose to second in rank with more than 12 percent of the admitted pool, while New York students comprise nearly 10 percent. Rounding out the top ten states as represented in the admitted class are Massachusetts (7.4 percent), Illinois (5.3 percent), Connecticut (4 percent), New Jersey (3.9 percent), Pennsylvania (3.9 percent), Virginia (3.8 percent) and Maryland (3.7 percent).
The Admissions Office looks forward to hosting admitted students and their families on campus throughout the month of April as they work toward making their final enrollment decision. Special overnight programs are offered on April 11-12 and April 21-22. Individual overnight visits are also available. If you are a 2013 admitted student interested in visiting campus in April, please refer to the "Join Us!" Brochure you received in your acceptance packet.