The Crowe's Nest

Darryl Uy

I am the associate dean of admissions at Kenyon by day and a TV and movie junkie by night, but my dream job would be to work on Broadway or be a photographer for National Geographic. After majoring in English and theater at Wesleyan University, I worked in admissions at Brown University and went on to earn my master’s in higher education administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I’m a cyclist, kayaker, hiker, camper and pet lover (my partner Bob and I have three dogs and two cats). I’m also a glutton for frozen hot chocolate from Wiggin Street Coffee, chocolate peanut butter cookies from Levain Bakery in New York, strawberry soup from the Kenyon Inn, and Bob’s homemade gazpacho and chicken parm.

Shoes, Death and the College Essay

By Darryl Uy on August 27, 2015

Panicking about writing the best college application essay of all time? After more than 16 years of working in college admissions, Associate Dean of Admissions Darryl Uy has become an expert on reading application essays. Read his tips for writing a successful essay and get prepared for a great college application season.

Behind the Scenes at Ransom Hall

By Darryl Uy on April 14, 2015

Have you ever seen the Tina Fey and Paul Rudd comedy Admission? While the movie is creative and humorous, some scenes don’t accurately depict the admissions process. In order to demystify the process at Kenyon, I’ve selected some moments from the movie and compared them to what life is actually like in Ransom Hall. 

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