Kent, OH
Kent State University at Kent


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Recent Reviews

Kayleigh
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent, friendly, and helpful to others who struggle with the classroom material.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent, friendly, and helpful to others who struggle with the classroom material.

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

The best piece of advice that I could give to parents and/or students about finding the right college would be to research every aspect of the college and the opportunities and activities it has to offer. How successful you become can be effected on how comfortable you are in the college of your choice. Location and size are huge factors because of how small or big your school population is and how far away from home it is or even if it is located in a city type setting or a country type setting. Also you can make a pros and cons list to better figured out which college suits you best. In order to make the most of the college experience, I would say to explore your options and see what the college has to offer. You can join all different types of clubs or even go into the greek society. Also the friends that you make in college are the friends that stay with you for the rest of your life. Basically, have fun and try new things to better broaden your aspect of life away from home.

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

Honestly, there is really nothing at my school that I find terrible. If I had to choose though, it would have to be the amount of jobs that Kent offers. It is so hard to find a job on and off campus just to be able to pay off some of my student loans.

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

Come with a game plan. If you have goals then create sub-goals that help increase your success. Dont allow the first year to ...

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

Come with a game plan. If you have goals then create sub-goals that help increase your success. Dont allow the first year to go to waste. Although you will hear alot of jargon about everyone does this or that, the more successful students start out strong and have a much easier time adjusting by doing well their first year. If you're under 21 dont succumb to peer pressure, when it comes to alcohol. Many colleges, such as Kent State will either dismiss you from the school or limit certain degree program opportunities such as education and business. Buy a planner!! Organization is your best friend and will prevent over night cramming or turning in late assignments. One thing that I had to get use to at Kent was the lack of homework and only 2 or 3 test a semester. Alot of information is covered and before you know those midterms are approaching. Probably the most helpful advice is make yourself go to every class. Dont allow a few miss classes be the differences between getting a B over an A.Make friends that have similar interest especially career.

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

Straightforward priorities. If you dont have a goal set in mind, it becomes continously difficult to stay focus. Although you will make life time friends come to school ready to take care of oneself first because the competition is high.

What kind of person should attend this school?

By all means avoid our football program. I dont see our record improving any time soon. If your interested in nursing, fashion, technology, or business; Kent State has excellent programs and resources that will catapault you to the next level.

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

I think that it is important to consider what the student wants to achieve, not what the parents want students to achieve. Co...

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

I think that it is important to consider what the student wants to achieve, not what the parents want students to achieve. College is not for everyone, it takes a lot of time, money and committment. Sometimes it is better to spend a little more money to go out of state to a college that will give you a boost in your career. Weigh all of your options carefully, not every program is the same, not every school is the same, and not every student is the same. Shop for a college like you would for a new car- one does not run out and buy the first one they see because it is their favorite color- do not choose a campus because it is pretty!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person should attend this school who has money or is not worried about vast amounts of student-loan debt. Kent is a party school, but those who are looking for good art/art education/teaching programs and who are committed to their learning will find that Kent is worth every penny.

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

Kent's social life evolves around partying. Most of the people who go here come from families with money, whose parents do everything and pay for everything- making it hard to find real people who know how to live in the real world.

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

The advice I would give to parents and students about finding the right college is to assess your likes and intrests and find...

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

The advice I would give to parents and students about finding the right college is to assess your likes and intrests and find a college that supports them. If you like a smaller environment, look for a smaller college. If you like sports look for a college that supports that.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend KSU is an extrovert. They should be open to new experiences and new types of people. Its a large campus with various types of people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The person who should not attend KSU is a person who wants a smaller entirely personalized atmosphere. A person should not go here if they dont want to get involved.

Alexa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are well-rounded indivuals. They come from a diverse background and are all eager to learn. They are friendly a...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are well-rounded indivuals. They come from a diverse background and are all eager to learn. They are friendly and very sociable. My classmates are really nice people.

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

For students and parents looking for the right college, the most important thing is to pick a college that applies to your needs. For example, someone wishing to pursue a career in the medical field, reasearch the schools of choice and find out what kind of programs are offered to meet your needs. Also, a school that is somewhat close to home can be an advantage as well. When the student is feeling overwhelmed or exhausted he/she can go home and take a break with friends and family. While in college, students need to keep an open mind about their surroundings. For a small town person, going to college can be a culture shock as there are people from all nationalities coming to this school. College is inteded to be fun as well as a great learning experience. This time in your life can't ever be replaced and it's important to make the most of it.

What's unique about your campus?

Kent State is a great school because of the large campus atmosphere. The size makes it accessible for students from all around the world and adds to the diversity. The dorms and cafeteria are great also. The size of the dorms are very reasonable and always clean. The cafeterias offer the finest foods for a reasonable price. Also, the teachers are well educated and know their material excellently.

Kailyn
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I love Kent in that it is a smaller college that still has a bigger college feel to it. Kent offers so many classes with so ...

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

I love Kent in that it is a smaller college that still has a bigger college feel to it. Kent offers so many classes with so much variety that anyone can find what they are looking for here. When I first arrived at Kent I was a transfer student from a smaller community college and the other students have been extrely helpful and friendly to me . Also, my instructors have gone above and beyond to help me acheive my goals.

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

My advice to students to help them find the right college would be to look at colleges closer to home first. Sometimes the best education is right outside your door, not necessarily hundreds of miles from home. I think students tend to want to get far away from their hometown, but then realize how much they miss home. As much as I love Kent, it is great to drive home every once in a while to be with my family. College life is fun and exciting, but it is nice to know I can come home to relax when needed on a weekend. I attended a local college for my first 2 years, then transferred to Kent. This not only saved my parents quite a bit of money but helped me transition to a bigger college with less stress. There is no greater value than that of a college education. It is by far the wisest investment one can make in their future.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The must frustrating thing at Kent is probably the distance between buildings. I'm getting in great shape from all the walking I do between classes. This is great in the summer, but not as enjoyable in Ohio's winters!

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

Kent State is a liberal school that offers lots of majors but is located in a small college town 45 minutes from Cleveland, b...

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

Kent State is a liberal school that offers lots of majors but is located in a small college town 45 minutes from Cleveland, but is focused on academically bettering students.

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

Overall, the college that you pick is extremely important for the student and family. Prospective students should look at every aspect of the school including social life, sports, student life, and most importantly academics. Students should also take a tour of the college to make a final decision of whether or not they can actually see themselves at the university and see the greek life and student involvement there. Choosing a school for your college experience is an extremely important and tedious process that should be taken seriously from every point of view. But, most importantly make sure that you, the student, will have fun, be safe, and excel academically!

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

Kent State is different when it comes to social life, which is very active, but a majority of the students are commuters which mean they aren't there on the weekends.

nathalie
Describe the students at your school.

funny and willing to help you if you are lost

Describe the students at your school.

funny and willing to help you if you are lost

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

I would say that the student and parent have to feel comfortable when they are on campus. When you find the college you are looking for you can tell by the feeling you get. You see and talk to other students and know you will fit in. The campus feels like home, and you don't want to leave. To make the most out of college i think you have to prioritize. You can attend the parties and still have good grades if you are organized and diligent about your work. One of the biggest mistakes you can do is get behind in classes or not go to them. Just pay attention in class ask questions and get to know the proffesor. There is no reason why you can't go to parties and have impressive grades. You just can't go out every night.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Not having enough parking spots.

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates tend to be either very egotistical, dramatic, lazy, alcoholics or all of the afformentioned descriptors.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates tend to be either very egotistical, dramatic, lazy, alcoholics or all of the afformentioned descriptors.

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

In order to be successful in a college, students should make exceptional effort in visiting and getting to know the on-campus staff and current students. Walking around the campus, talking with students and asking them about the ups and downs of the university, checking the town in which the campus lies (crime factor, property damage, annual income of residents, hospital ratings, etc) should all be apart of finding a good school. This will be the student's new home-away-from-home and should be treated as such. No one would move to an area that they did not extensively check out beforehand, and a college visit (preferably several) should be no different than looking at relocation. Also, as in high school, there should be regular, set study days/times so that work is finished in time and that there is still enough time left for recreation. Yes, a student is in school to learn, but the brain can only process so much information at once without having an outlet, else stress sets in and the student's health and grades suffer. In addition, finding one friend per class is beneficial as well for notes, studying, and companionship.

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

I wish that I had known that the academic advisors had no clue what they were doing.

stephanie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates and I are very close since we have the same major. We are all together all the time. They are all very hard w...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates and I are very close since we have the same major. We are all together all the time. They are all very hard working and are there for me whenever I need them to be. We all help each other out.

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

You should really look into the college and see what they have to offer and if what you are going there for will be worth your while. I also recommend visiting the school and seeing if you fall in love with it. If you are not sure about it when you see it or when you see the surrounding area you should not go there. Even if you love what they have to offer if you can not see your self happy there you should not force it upon yourself. College is about gaining your indepence and finding out who you are. So do not lose yourself trying to fit in with the "crowd". You will meet so many new people and they become your family. College is your second home you should be happy with it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A lot of people see Kent State as a party school, I believe that if you are going to come here you should not be coming for the party. Yes people have get togethers but you will fall behind if you get caught up in too much. The person should be very hard working and ready for any challenges that are presented to them.

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