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Poli Sci is good, but if you're interested in law school you should know the following:
1) Law schools don't really care what you major in, but they prefer you do something other than pre-law for a couple reasons. First, pre-law screams community college paralegal prep. Second, a background in something else is useful for law. Most law schools would much rather select engineering or majors than pre-law kids.
2) Kenyon doesn't have a pre-law major.
3) The legal employment market is awful. If you don't end up getting in to one of the top 14 schools, you should make sure you have something else you can do. Majoring in something that gives you that option is a good idea.
Thank you very much would a degree in history or english be better? Would i declare law instead of prelaw?
There's nothing to declare. There are no prerequisites for law school. Law schools care about your GPA and that you weren't taking basket weaving all day, that's it (and the second part isn't too big of an issue, the LSAT is the real determining factor). I say this as a former Kenyonite going to a top 10 law school.
Political science is a good major. The professors are generally quite good. My suggestion would be to pair polisci with something that can help you in the job market (math, economics, physics, etc.). The law school thing is great if you get into Harvard or Yale. It's ok if you get into Cornell or Georgetown, but for most people it's a lot of money and time for less than a 50 percent probability of a good job. Having other skills is important. Teaching is a good default, although teaching jobs are hard to come by right now. Maybe that'll change in the next five years. Otherwise, to avoid being a sales person/secretary/barista/customer service person, it's helpful to have some applicable skills that are rare. Having a second major that gives you those is a smart play.
Columbus, OH; approx. one hour away
or mt.vernon which is less than 15
The affiliation is basically in name only
Kenyon doesn't have an affiliation anymore, I believe. Even if they do, it matters zero percent. I'm not Christian, there are tons of people here who come from various religious backgrounds or who don't affiliate themselves with any particular religion.
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Written by Alexandra Patterson
Kenyon College is a small school in rural Ohio. There is no student union, and our “town” is one block long, the weather is unpredictable at best, and half the dorms are said to be haunted. English, our most popular department, sends out its majors to work at supermarkets. However, you still wouldn’t be able to ask any current student or alum, “Do you like Kenyon,” without setting aside at least 45 minutes for the answer. Kenyon casts a spell on everyone that passes through it—all the things that might initially make it sound unappealing are, in the end, what make the place so special. No one else will ever have a college experience quite like a Kenyon student. Everyone at Kenyon is there for the simple reason that they want to be. They have not come for the glamour of a big city, and they have not come because of an Ivy League name to drop at parties. They have chosen Kenyon in spite of all its deficiencies, or perhaps, because of them. Our isolation simply means that there is nothing to distract us from learning and from each other.
Stuck up on this hill, we really have no choice but to reach out to one another. The reason no one locks their doors is the same reason that most “private” parties are open to the whole campus. As a freshman, you might make a new best friend because you’re both wearing the same Yankee’s cap. As a senior, you might make a new best friend because you’ve sat next to each other in the library for three weeks in a row. This unnaturally close community encourages and expects you to open up to all these non-strangers around you.
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