Kenyon College has highly selective admissions, and only about a third of all applicants are admitted. To get in, you'll need strong grades and standardized test scores. 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 1900 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 28 or better. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances, and many admitted students had impressive 4.0 averages.
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).
To learn more about Kenyon College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Kenyon College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?