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Gambier, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Kenyon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
34.1%
Admission Difficulty for Kenyon College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Kenyon and can I get accepted? The school has a 34% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,271 out of 6,662 applicants were admitted making Kenyon a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 12 percent. Kenyon College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Kenyon SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1270-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Kenyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Kenyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1370

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kenyon College?

Kenyon College typically requires applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kenyon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >47%
1365 to 1460 Avg + 34%-47%
1270 to 1365 Avg - 23%-34%
1175 to 1270 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 1175 Low <15%
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Kenyon ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for Kenyon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Kenyon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Kenyon?

Admission data indicates that Kenyon regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kenyon College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kenyon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >47%
31 to 33 Avg + 34%-47%
29 to 31 Avg - 23%-34%
27 to 29 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 27 Low <15%
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Kenyon GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Kenyon College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Kenyon. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kenyon College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Ohio for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Kenyon will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kenyon College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 64% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

65% of Kenyon College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kenyon College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 65%
Top 25% of class 88%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Kenyon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,589 3,073 6,662
Accepted 1,333 938 2,271
Acceptance Rate 37% 31% 34%
Enrolled 256 231 487
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 25% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kenyon College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Kenyon College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kenyon College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203535 IPEDS survey data for Kenyon College.

FAQs

Does Kenyon College prefer SAT or ACT?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to Kenyon. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kenyon College?

34% of those who apply are granted admission to Kenyon. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kenyon College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1460. 54% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kenyon College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.