Kenyon College

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Kenyon College is a private institution that was founded in 1824. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,617 (fall 2020), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. 

The school offers more than 150 study abroad opportunities, including the Kenyon-Honduras Archaeology and Anthropology Program and the Kenyon in Rome program. For a different experience closer to home, Columbus—the state capital and home of Ohio State University—is a 45-mile drive away. Students celebrate the impending spring season each year with a semi-formal dance known as the Philander’s Phebruary Phling. Students begin and end their time at Kenyon in song, as the First-Year Sing and Senior Sing are two of the biggest traditions on campus.

The Brown Family Environmental Center is the 382-acre nature preserve on campus. At the site, Kenyon students can take biology, ecology, and environmental science courses, hike, bird watch, and volunteer. Students can also engage in outdoor learning in the surrounding rural community through programs and projects coordinated by the Rural Life Center. Actor Paul Newman, poet James Wright and former Prime Minister of Sweden Olof Palme are among Kenyon’s notable graduates.

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