|Students who got into KC say:|
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| | Grades, essay, SATs, interview, campus visit, and probably in that order. They want to see that you have passion. I got rejected at first with a 4.5 GPA and a 2250 on the SATs... and I did early decision! But I got in as a transfer student from Weslyan. My essays were pretty generic the first time and I never did an interview... I realize now that those were two of the things that are most important to Kenyon (although of course GPA and SATs are key).
Well, Kenyon is a highly selective Liberal Arts College. I actually did quite well in high school. You really need high test scores, the grades, and the essay. Although, they do a great job at looking at their applicant as a whole and not a number from a formula. The essay is truly important as well as your recommendation. However, I have done stuff like start new programs in high school, research and volunteer at hospitals, and held many leadership roles in school and community activities.
| PreMed and Medical|| Nov 24 2007 | I get the sense it's gotten harder to get accepted since I applied, but I assume you do the same stuff to get into Kenyon as you do anywhere else in the world of small, liberal-arts colleges. Get reasonable grades and test scores. I think essays and recs probably do matter somewhat more. Also, if you're not in the top 10% of your high school class, and you can get your high school to not disclose class rank, that won't hurt. If you're overqualified, make it clear to Kenyon that you actually want to come here (if you do); we do reject people with 1500+ SAT scores.