Kenyon College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

Leonard Hall at Kenyon College
Leonard Hall at Kenyon College. Curt Smith / Flickr

Kenyon College has highly selective admissions, and only about a quarter of all applicants are admitted. To get in, you'll need strong grades and standardized test scores--successful applicants are almost all well above average on the academic front. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most successful applicants had high school averages in the "A" range, combined SAT scores of 1300 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 28 or better. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances, and many admitted students had straight "A" averages in high school.

Kenyon College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Kenyon College GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Kenyon College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

You'll notice that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue throughout the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Kenyon College did not win admission. On the other hand, a few students were accepted with standardized test scores that were a bit below the norm. This is because Kenyon's admissions process is based on more than numerical data. The college uses the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. Kenyon's admissions folks will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not courses that get you an easy "A." Also, they will be looking for a winning essay, depth and leadership in your extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. The college also looks for demonstrated interest (doing an optional interview is one easy way to show that interest).

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