Chances of getting into Kenyon College

Kenyon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
35.8%
Admission Difficulty for Kenyon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Kenyon and can I get accepted? The school has a 36% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,204 out of 6,152 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 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Kenyon SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1280-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Kenyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for Kenyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1380

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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 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kenyon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >49%
1375 to 1470 Avg + 36%-49%
1280 to 1375 Avg - 25%-36%
1185 to 1280 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 1185 Low <16%
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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 31
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kenyon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >49%
31 to 33 Avg + 36%-49%
29 to 31 Avg - 25%-36%
27 to 29 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 27 Low <16%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Kenyon College. 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.

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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

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%

Admission Statistics

Kenyon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,456 2,696 6,152
Accepted 1,325 879 2,204
Acceptance Rate 38% 33% 36%
Enrolled 288 251 539
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 29% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kenyon College and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

36% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1470. 54% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.