Kenyon is hot and cool

Did you know . . . that Kaplan/Newsweek has named Kenyon one of the dozen "hottest colleges" in the nation? The 2003 "How to Get Into College" issue lauds Kenyon's new state-of-the-art science facilities "where students are encouraged to pursue their own research with professors," the continuing excellence of the English department, the College's "spirit of community," and the theater department which has produced such alumni as Paul Newman '49 and Allison Janney '82.

In further good news, U.S. News and World Report (2003) ranks Kenyon twenty-ninth among national liberal-arts colleges, up from thirty-third in 2002. In the category of "offering classes where discussions are encouraged," the Princeton Review rates Kenyon ninth in the country, and thirteenth under the rubric "professors get high marks."

Not only is Kenyon a "hot" college, this year it's also very cool. Seventeen magazine honors the College as twenty-fifth among the fifty "coolest" schools, defined as those which offer "the best college experience."