About Kent State University at Kent

Founded in 1910, Kent State University at Kent. is a Public college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 23,684 full time undergraduate students, and 6,483 full time graduate students.

The Kent State University at Kent Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 974 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kent State University at Kent include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate85%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range950-1160
ACT Range21-25

Admissions at KSU are considered Less Selective, with ,254% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 36% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kent State University at Kent.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
23%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
37%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
35%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
18%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
23%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
37%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
35%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
18%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Kent State University at Kent REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    637 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    536 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    718 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    749 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    749 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    747 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    749 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    749 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Kent State University at Kent?

182 Students rated Kent State University at Kent

diana - 11/04/2021

Kent State Is Awesome! Great School to attend. There are many shops, restaurants close by. They have a campus bus so you are able to catch a bus if you don't feel like walking. I would suggest to take a campus tour and check Kent State Kent Campus out for yourself I don't think you will be disappointed.

Sophy - 04/18/2021

At least my friends are earnest on studying. Others I don't understand that much. I hope one day that the accept rate of fashion design major in Kent State can be around 50%, which means the level of the major is going higher. Besides, hoping some teachers in fashion design major can require us more for higher performance. But, it is the true at the same time that students need to require themselves if they care their performance on their fields.

Evelynnne - 01/31/2021

I have visited this college during an official tour and I loved it. The campus is so beautiful. It was spacious a there was a lot of places to walk and enjoy the fresh air. The dorms seemed really nice too. They seemed to be the right size for two students to live there and some of the classrooms had really unique tables that push students to talk to each other. I thought that was really cool. The gym was also very big. It looked like they had a ton of options to do at the gym to have fun or stay healthy. The memorial was also really enjoyable to walk through and see what happened there.

Charissa - 01/06/2021

I like it a lot but it is difficult to enjoy the joys of college with the coronavirus. I love my dorm room and the people in my hall. I have met some friends through cru and love spending time with them safely. I am excited to begin my field experience classes for my major because I want to gain experience to become a good teacher.

Kent State University at Kent FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Kent State University at Kent?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kent State University at Kent is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a high school student, I valued education, but did not work as hard as I should have. I figured when time came, I would work hard for honors in college. Now, as a college student, if I could go back in time I would tell myself a couple of things. First, I would tell myself to not worry about the teachers that were "out to get me" or the friend that stabbed me in the back or treated me bad. I would say, "Don't worry about your personal mistakes, those won't matter in college." Second, I would tell myself once I got over the little mistakes, to study hard. In high school, I didn't realize how my actions would affect college acceptance. I could have education payed for instead of working full time through summer, and having to alter my school schedule to get in 17 hours of work during fall and spring. I would tell myself I have a 3.9 in college, so strive for that in high school, because when time came, I'd rather be studying for my degree than struggling to balance work and studies to simply stay in school.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Something to do for everyone

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The seasons. Having to walk on campus in the snow to get to my classes.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    For the most part, my classmates are nice and great thinkers.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The culture. Kent State University has a wonderful culture around campus, people are generally friendly and will stop to talk to you if you ask them something. There are also a huge amount of exchange students on campus, which gives the school a great deal of cultural diversity.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I would recommend Kent State to any student that wants to continue their education, or wants a great job. There are hundreds of opportunities in the world, it is just about getting your hands on them. By going to a university and presenting a degree to an employer, you could potentially get a job that will make you feel accomplished as a person. Whether it is helping other people or fixing technology that makes life easier, a college degree will help anyone willing to make an effort to set goals for an amazing career.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I knew more than other students, due to the fact I joined an early summer program called Acacdemic S.T.A.R.S program. The Academic STARS Program is a freshman year transition/retention program that begins with a seven-week summer program. The summer program offers a unique opportunity to earn up to 7 credit hours that will be applied toward graduation and an introduction to a wide range of resources available at Kent State University; therefore, I wish more students were aware of the same program.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are not willing to work hard to earn your grades or you don't want to attend classes, you shouldn't attend this school.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When i brag to my friends i tell them about all the awesome professors i have and all the amazing opportunities Kent has to offer. I also brag about how Kent has free tutoring for every subject. I brag about how the College of Business has so many resources to help students to succeed. We have our own career services, this helps land us internships, helps with resumes, helps with so much.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating trait is the police on campus. It seems as though they will do anything to ruin any fun. I understand if it is chaos, but most of the events they shut down are just innocent dancing parties.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the May 4, 1970 massacre. While it has nothing to do with academics, it was an important historical event that is still remembered nationwide.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The black squirrels.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Can't read. Can't write. Kent State. Partiers who drink all the time and do really stupid things. Since Kent State is a large school it is accurate for a certain group of people but inaccurate for others.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I think the professors are interested in teaching and actually want us to learn! I'm impressed!

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I attend a branch campus of Kent State University, and I LOVE the fact that I can complete my entire degree right at the branch without having to commute to the main campus. So it's great that the branch is so close to home! I enjoy that the campus is small (very small), making it easy to get to know the professors and others students. Having transferred from Youngstown State University, I ogle at the professionality of the faculty at Kent. Especially the professors, who actually want to teach the students, and the advisors who are mavericks of the system. Kent Trumbull needs to provide an outlet for creativity! Right now the look and feel is about as inspiring as my psych professor's drone. How about BRIGHT RED sofas in the lounge or a floor to ceiling bulletin board from one end of the hall to the other?

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student organizations on campus include: fraternities and sororities, USG, and student media.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    There is usually a decent turnout for sporting events, especially for our football games against Akron!!!! People get all decked out in blue and gold for these to support our school!

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  20. What's the dating scene like?

    There are plenty of places to go out for dates on or around campus. People can go bowling, out to eat at restaurants, shopping, to the metroparks, sporting events, to play billiards or games in the lounges, to see movies, concerts, or to events held in the dorms or on campus! It's great! Kent is open to dating life, single life, or whatever!

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    The dorms are great, especially when you are a freshman. It's when you make the majority of your friends. The bathrooms are pretty disgusting, but it's worth it for the good and fun things that happen in the dorms. You'll have memories that will last forever.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

23,684

Total Undergrad Enrollment

6,483

Total Grad Students

19%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

214

Student Organizations

17

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Kent State University at Kent receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,376

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,720

Room and Board

30,296

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,244
$30 - $48K
$15,541
$48 - $75K
$19,100
$75 - $110K
$21,070
$110K & UP
$21,406

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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