One of the most beautiful anywhere, Kenyon's hilltop campus boasts 125 buildings, a 480-acre environmental center, hiking trails, and woods, all bordered by the scenic Kokosing River.
No wonder Kenyon has been named "the world's most beautiful campus" by Forbes Magazine and a campus "made for Instagram" by Buzzfeed.com. Plan a visit to Gambier, Ohio, and see for yourself!
Called "a small place to think big thoughts," Kenyon offers seminars in small, intimate settings (the average class size is 15) for thought-provoking discussions led by passionate professors.
Speaking of professors, they get to know you well at Kenyon, where the student faculty ratio is 10 to 1. This will give you an easy answer to the question, "What's the best thing about Kenyon?" (Hint: It's almost always "My professors.")
"The KAC" is Kenyon's favorite acronym, because the Kenyon Athletic Center is a favorite destination—not to mention the best of its kind in the country.
It's also home to the Lords swimming and diving team, which holds 33 national championships (and counting)—a record unmatched by any athletic team in any division. And while the swimmers are often seen on the podium, so are several of Kenyon's other 20 varsity teams.
Words are in the air we breathe at Kenyon, where all students, no matter what their major, learn to write better. It's a tradition carried out by our alumni, like best-selling authors John Green '00 (The Fault In Our Stars) and Laura Hillenbrand '89 (Seabiscuit and Unbroken), and grounded in the Kenyon Review, our nationally renowned literary magazine. An aspiring writer yourself? You can apply to be one of the Review's 50 student associates.