Kenyon Welcomes an Increasingly Diverse Class of 2010

In August, Kenyon welcomed the 458 members of the Class of 2010, who bring with them a wealth of talents and experiences. They range from a Virginian who mathematically predicted the growth of HIV globally to win an award at a statewide science fair to a Minnesota soccer player who spent a summer in the Arctic Circle running with the caribou. The class includes Americans who have never lived in the United States and a Nigerian who has never lived in Nigeria. The breadth of their interests, academic and extracurricular, is striking.

Certainly, they have gained admission to Kenyon against greater odds than any previous class. This year the College received an historic 4,251 applications for admission, leading to a record low admittance rate of 32 percent, four points lower than last year. Over the last six years, applications to Kenyon have more than doubled.