The Kenyon College Community

Kenyon is one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, where 1,700 curious and intellectually ambitious students delight in the act of learning and exploring big questions together. Students are challenged to see the world in different ways by professors who are dedicated mentors as well as masters of their subjects. Our curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, enriched by experiential learning opportunities and strengthened by a commitment to writing across disciplines.


Kenyon has more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations to explore, plus the option to self-design and double major. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity, to be shared in a spirit of collaboration. Explore our academic programs here

Residential Life

A fully residential college, Kenyon houses all students on campus in a variety of housing options ranging from historic stone residence halls to College-owned apartments with full kitchens. You can live in a "program house" (like Unity House, the Snowden Multicultural House or the Kenyon Farm) or get a group together for "theme housing."

Extracurricular Life

Life at Kenyon isn’t just about what you do in the classroom. With more than 150 student clubs and organizations, life outside the classroom can be just as engaging — take up horseback riding, work for the student newspaper, volunteer or be part of student government. Preparation for life after Kenyon is supported by grants for research opportunities, internships, and job shadowing programs.

Deadline Information

Early Decision Option 1:

  • Application Due: November 15
  • Decision Released: Mid-December
  • Your Reply Due: January 15

Early Decision Option 2:

  • Application Due: January 15
  • Decision Released: Early February
  • Your Reply Due: February 15

Regular Decision:

  • Application Due: January 15
  • Decision Released: Mid-March
  • Your Reply Due: May 1

Required Application Materials

Kenyon accepts the Common Application or Coalition Application for first-year admission. To learn more about applying to Kenyon, visit

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • One teacher evaluation
  • One counselor recommendation
  • School Report including transcript
  • Results of the SAT or the ACT (optional for Fall 2021 application)
  • Mid-Year Report

Financial Aid

Making Kenyon accessible to students from all backgrounds is the foundation of our financial aid philosophy. We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.

  • Net Price Calculator
  • Graduation rate after 4 years: 86% 
  • Percent of students on financial aid: 60%
  • Total cost of attendance: $73,930

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships at Kenyon at

Additional Information