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Kenyon College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Kenyon College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,703 out of 6,644 applicants or 26% were admitted making Kenyon College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Kenyon College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,009 2,635 6,644
Accepted 973 730 1,703
Acceptance Rate 24% 28% 26%
Enrolled 275 217 492
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 30% 29%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Kenyon College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Kenyon College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kenyon College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 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 1235. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1405 out of 1600. 59 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1320 1490
SAT Reading 680 750
SAT Math 630 720
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 30 34
ACT Math 26 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >37%
30 to 32 Avg + 26%-37%
28 to 30 Avg - 17%-26%
26 to 28 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 26 Low <11%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1490 and Above Good >37%
1405 to 1490 Avg + 26%-37%
1320 to 1405 Avg - 17%-26%
1235 to 1320 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 1235 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Kenyon College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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