• 1,877 students call Kenyon home.

    Connect with admissions.

  • 1,200acres make up Kenyon’s rural campus and living laboratory.

    Take the virtual tour.

  • 15 students is the average size of a Kenyon class, allowing room for thoughtful and focused discussion.

    Explore academic departments and programs.

  • 100%of young alumni surveyed say they learned to write better at Kenyon.

    Explore writing at Kenyon.

Who We Are

We come to Gambier, Ohio, from every region of the country and corner of the globe to better understand our place in the world.

  • 47
    U.S. states are represented by Kenyon students, with the top three being New York, Ohio and California.
  • 48
    countries are represented by Kenyon’s international student population.
  • 1/5
    of students come from the three largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.
  • 33%
    of students identify as domestic students of color or international students.
  • 27%
    of professors are U.S. persons of color or international citizens.
  • 99%
    of Kenyon's tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field.
  • 1824
    is the year Kenyon was founded, making us the oldest private college in Ohio.

Where We Live

Our thousand-acre campus of woods and greens, distinguished by magnificent Gothic architecture, is the very picture of a liberal arts college.

  • 100%
    of students live on campus, making Kenyon one of the few fully residential colleges in the U.S.
  • 30
    residence halls range from historic stone buildings to modern apartments with kitchens.
  • 3,534
    feet is the length of Middle Path, Kenyon’s thoroughfare that connects all elements of campus.
  • 610
    acres of green centers and twelve miles of trails serve as a living laboratory.
  • 40%
    of food served in the dining hall is local, including vegetables grown at Kenyon’s farm.
  • Zero
    stoplights are in Gambier, Ohio, the place Kenyon calls home.

What We Study

No matter what you study at Kenyon, you’ll understand more than just the how of your discipline, you’ll dig deep into the why.

  • 50
    majors, minors and concentrations are offered at Kenyon, as well as pre-professional advising for graduate or professional school in business, education, engineering, law and medicine.
  • 30%
    of students major in the natural sciences.
  • 75
    students a year pursue College-funded research projects in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
  • 190
    study-abroad and off-campus programs take students to more than 50 countries.
  • 45
    students serve as apprentice teachers in eight languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
  • 120+
    clubs and organizations are active on campus, including student-run publications and blogs, music and theater ensembles, and cultural and Greek organizations.
  • 245
    cultural events, including exhibits, concerts, film showings, lectures, performances and readings, are attended by students in an average year.

What We Achieve

If there’s a key to Kenyon, it’s this: you thrive because your professors know and care about you — as a student, as a person.

  • 126
    students have been named Fulbright Fellows in the last 15 years, making Kenyon a top producer of these international scholars and teachers.
  • 91
    students have been named NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, ranking Kenyon second among Division III institutions.
    More about athletics
  • 35
    students have won Goldwater Scholarships, the most competitive undergraduate award in the sciences, since 2000.
  • 8th
    is where Kenyon ranks in the country (ahead of every Ivy) for the proportion of STEM grads to earn a doctorate in a STEM field.
  • 98%
    of students applying to graduate school are accepted into one of their top three choices.
  • 100%
    of young alumni surveyed say they learned to write better at Kenyon.
  • 200
    industries are represented by Kenyon’s global network of alumni and parent career mentors, who will connect you with job shadows, resume reviews, internships and interviews.
  • 1/4
    of Kenyon alumni work in the three largest U.S. metropolitan areas: New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.


Want to learn more about Kenyon? Request information.