Kenyon's beautiful 1,000-acre campus is in Gambier, Ohio, 45 miles northeast of Columbus. The campus includes a 480-acre nature preserve.
Kenyon College is located 5 miles east of downtown Mt. Vernon on Ohio route 229 in the town of Gambier.
Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio. The small college originally educated all-male clergymen for frontier America, but it soon became a highly regarded seat of classical education whose graduates included statesmen such as U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes.