Chance Me for Kenyon!

Demographics: white middle class female from a rural area in Ohio. Currently attend a boarding school in Ohio.

Intended majors: political science/international relations, Spanish, computer science?

SAT: 1540 superscored (770 EBRW, 770 M), highest score w/o superscore is a 1500

took the APUSH exam and got a 4, school doesn’t offer APs

W GPA: 4.18 (school doesn’t offer UW or rank)

Coursework: took all the honors classes or college level (school’s replacement of AP) courses I could, did well in them

Awards: National Merit semifinalist, got an award for the best junior in the school, Harvard book prize, U of Rochester Young Leaders Award, 7th place in a statewide writing competition, 3rd place in a schoolwide scholarly research paper contest

Extracurriculars: currently student body president, class president for the two years before that, prefect (like an RA) for junior and senior years, editor for the school paper for the past 3 years, head stage manager, studied abroad in the summer between sophomore and junior years (6 weeks), tour guide, analyst for the Student Investment Committee

I’m pleased with my Common App essay and I haven’t read them but I’m confident my LORs are good.

I interviewed recently and it went REALLY well.

I’d love any insights you could give, thanks!

You look like a very strong candidate. Best of luck.

Very very strong. Your stats are great, but you already know that. Kenyon puts alot of weight into showing a strong interest. The fact that you’ve interviewed and that it went well, works a great deal to your favor. Have you toured and overnight’ed as well? If not, you may want to.

At least on paper you look very strong. Good Luck!

One note: Kenyon doesn’t have a Computer Science major at this time. They offer a non-major program in scientific computing, meant to augment a major in the sciences. I believe there are plans to grow the program into a computer science majors, but I don’t know on what schedule. You might want to learn more about this, since you listed computer science as a potential major.

From your description, I’m going to guess you may be a student at WRA. If so, I would believe your chance for admission to Kenyon is very, very high. Kenyon seems to really want to increase the number of students they recruit /admit from WRA . Your stats are great. You will probably be highly pursued if you demonstrate interest.

Good luck! I think you have a strong chance, but always be ready if they decide to wl/reject you!