Kenyon College

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#T-86, overall score 52.33/100

Fun Fact:

David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon, later published as “This is Water,” is considered one of the greatest graduation speeches of all time.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Gambier, Ohio
  • Region: Midwest
  • Campus type: Rural
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,708
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 275
  • Jewish population share: 16%
  • Student origin: 15% in-state / 85% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: Kenyon Collegian
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Lords
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: SERF / Ransom

COST & AID Score: 7.50/15

  • Score: 7.50/15
  • Tuition: $53,560
  • Room & board costs: $12,280
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $41,770
  • Average loan debt: $22,025
  • Starting median salary: $51,700

ACADEMICS Score: 13.33/20

  • Score: 13.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 34%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Median SAT range: 1263-1460
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 13/20

SAFETY Score: 9.67/11

  • Score: 9.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 18.15/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 18.15/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 8.83/34

  • Score: 8.83/34
  • Hillel: Kenyon College Hillel
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: No
  • Jewish sororities: No
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: No
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Paul Newman

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