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Kenyon Welcomes the Class of 2017

Kenyon Welcomes the Class of 2017

By Henri Gendreau

The first years and transfers, who gathered on the steps of Rosse Hall on Aug. 28 for off-key singing, make up Kenyon’s largest incoming class ever.

The Class of 2017, according to Dean of Admissions Jennifer Delahunty, holds the distinction of being unusually “sticky” and disinclined to “melt.”

In admissions lingo, “sticky” means that fewer students deferred for a year. Last year, 16 students deferred. This year, nine did. On top of that, fewer students “melted,” meaning that fewer students chose another school after being accepted off of that school’s waitlist. Delahunty said that Admissions will aim for a smaller Class of 2018, meaning today’s high school seniors can expect a slightly more selective Kenyon.

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