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Kenyon College

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About Kenyon College

Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community. We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs.

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If we had to define Kenyon's genius loci - the spirit of the place - one thing we'd note is the way modern fits with traditional. Timeless beauty endures here. But we are always responding to new needs and adopting new technologies. From the science quad to the athletic center, facilities are state-of-the-art. And they're often architecturally stunning. Century-old stone and sleek contemporary glass harmonize on a campus that many feel is one of the nation's most beautiful.

A few of Kenyon's noteworthy facilities:


  • The Gund Gallery, opened in 2011, is home to the Department of Art History and to more than 6,000 square feet of exhibition space. It is a busy hub with flexible space that showcases leading contemporary artists—and Kenyon's senior art majors.
  • Horvitz Hall, which opened in 2012, is filled with light, spacious studios, and superb technology for media ranging from drawing and painting to digital and video art.


  • Rising grandly in the center of campus, Peirce is home to one of Kenyon's signature spaces, the Great Hall, where students take their meals amid wood paneling, lofty carved rafters, and stained-glass windows depicting scenes from literary classics. A complete renovation has enlarged the kitchen serving area and allowed for a variety of food stations and more extensive use of local farm products.


  • Huge weight and fitness room. Light-filled indoor track. Tennis courts, squash courts, racquetball courts. Competition arena, recreational gym, mirrored rooms for dance and fitness classes. A pool befitting a national dynasty. With its top-flight facilities and spectacular architecture, "the KAC" has become a favorite place to work out, and hang out, since it opened in 2006. Varsity teams, intramurals, and individuals all use the KAC, often at the same time. It's that big.


  • The center of musical activity on campus is Rosse Hall, a Greek Revival landmark that has been renovated to house a 650-seat concert hall. The lower level features practice and private-lesson rooms. Attached to Rosse is Storer Hall, with a sleek 135-seat recital hall, a dramatic reception area, rehearsal facilities, a seminar room, and a computer-equipped classroom.


  • This 480-acre nature preserve bordering the Kokosing River includes woodland, prairie, and wetland habitats, as well as gardens. Biology classes and Summer Science Scholars conduct research here. Others come to ramble along the six miles of hiking trails or to participate in bird-watching walks, nature talks, campfires, and star-gazing sessions.


  • Organized in a handsome quadrangle, our science buildings provide spacious, well-equipped labs for classes and student research, along with modern, technology-rich lecture halls. The buildings were designed to serve Kenyon's strengths: small classes, hands-on learning, access to sophisticated instruments, and collaboration among students and professors.


  • Faculty-directed productions in drama and dance take place in Bolton Theater, a modern 389-seat theater with a thrust stage that lends itself to a variety of configurations. Bolton shares ample backstage and technical facilities with the neighboring Hill Theater, a traditional proscenium stage that seats 186 and hosts a busy schedule of student productions.

Gambier is a village in Knox County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,391 at the 2010 census.

Gambier is the home of Kenyon College and was named after one of Kenyon College's early benefactors, Lord Gambier.

A major feature is a gravel path running the length of the village, fondly referred to as "Middle Path". This path has become a piece of Gambier's history, as it is used by college students and residents alike as a way through the community.


A fully residential college, Kenyon houses all students on campus in a variety of housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to College-owned apartments and houses. Most first-year students live in residence halls grouped together at the northern end of campus, making it easy to get to know the members of your class and form friendships.

The typical first-year room is a double, with a few singles and triples forming part of the mix. All Kenyon residences are smoke-free environments.

After the first year, a greater variety of housing options becomes available. You can live in one of the historic stone residence halls or in a modern apartment with its own kitchen. You can choose a coed or a single-sex floor. You can live in a "program house" (like the environmental center) or get a group together for "theme housing."


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 5


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