Hi, I'm a rising senior. I want to study English and concentrate/major/minor (however it works at the particular school) in creative writing. I love Tufts, but I don't think I have the test scores to have a decent shot at getting in. (30 ACT-35E, 27M, 33R, 23S) I also like CC a lot, but I live in Colorado and I think it might be too close to home. I know that Kenyon has a fantastic creative writing program that is considered one of the best in the country. I would love to be in a lot of small, discussion based classes and would like to be in a liberal environment where people are friendly and accepting of one another.
My concern with Kenyon is that there is hardly anything to do in Gambier. I love cities, but many small liberal arts colleges are in rural areas. I don't want to drink or do drugs at all in college and want to hang out with people who feel the same way. I can't drive and won't be able to so taking a car to college and driving to Mt. Vernon once in a while to find more things to do is not an option.
So I am really asking if the education at Kenyon for creative writing is worth spending four years in Gambier and if there is a lot to do on campus that doesn't involve drinking, drugs, etc.? I don't mean to come off as negative about the school, I am just trying to decipher whether the things I have heard about the social scene at Kenyon are true.