Kent, OH
Kent State University at Kent


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Recent Reviews

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

My school is very difficult with certain majors, but awesome overall.

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

My school is very difficult with certain majors, but awesome overall.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are probably best known for our nursing and engineering majors.

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

Just go with your instincts and heart. Pick the school that seems right for you and your interests, and everything else will fall into place.

Nicole
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates, in the architecture department, are like my family.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates, in the architecture department, are like my family.

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

The best advice I have is to definitely make a college visit. It's true that as soon as you get to the "right" campus, you'll know it. Go when all classes are in session...summer sessions tend to have less students on campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't want to work hard.

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

Kent State University is an artistic and educational hub, where students will learn a variety of subjects, ensuring them a we...

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

Kent State University is an artistic and educational hub, where students will learn a variety of subjects, ensuring them a well-rounded education and will also stimulate their world outside of the classroom.

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

For students and parents starting the college journey, when selecting the right college, it is important that both parties be involved. The student and parent should both sit down and make lists of what is important to them when selecting a college. For example, small vs. large campus, distance from home, academic programs, etc. Through those, you should be able to narrow down your choices to choose the school that has the most matches to your list. Also, its a good idea to choose what will make you happy, not because a bunch of your friends are going there or your parents went there. When making the most of the college experience, I would advise you to take advantage of every opportunity to do something new, to expand your knowledge, and to meet new people. By doing this, you will be giving yourself the opportunity to add new dimensions to your college experience that will enhance it and you will be able to look back and say, "I'm glad I decided to step out of the box and try something different while I was in college." Because it will help you in the long run in your future endeavors.

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

The worst thing about my school is that it is a very large campus, which involves alot of walking.

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

"What you put into college is what you will get out of it.? Ultimately it does not matter which college you end up at. The mo...

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

"What you put into college is what you will get out of it.? Ultimately it does not matter which college you end up at. The more effort you put into college the more you will get out of the experience. This is that attitude you must walk into college with. You do not have to change WHO you are; college is going to be what you want it to be. The level of success you are going to reach is going to be an outcome of all your actions. Don?t ever let anyone convince you that you need to change the person you are. Be comfortable in your own skin: know who you are, what you want, and devise a plan to attain that goal. "Most people don?t plan to fail?but fail to plan.? College is a test of how much self-discipline you have, both socially and academically- learn the importance of time management! And academically speaking, PROCTECT YOUR GPA. Your first semester is your most important, it will become the backbone of your education...start off strong. It is up to you to make this experience happen.

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

It is actually kind of funny my sister and I argue all the time over whose college is better Kent or her college Toledo. Obviously I win for every argument...I feel so blessed to be at Kent the environment is wonderful and the people here are amazing. And within my major we really are like a family- always there for one another during the good times and the bad. I could not see myself anywhere else. Kent is my home.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Honestly It would have to be parking services. They distribute tickets at such a high volume it becomes quite ridiculous. But I guess all in all I would rather be frustrated about a parking ticket than my classes.

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

I would advise students and parents to consider price, how far from home the campus is, and what your major is. If cost is an...

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

I would advise students and parents to consider price, how far from home the campus is, and what your major is. If cost is an issue, be sure to talk to the financial aid office to see exactly how much its going to cost. If your student does not have a car, consider how far from home you will want to go. The trips back and forth from school add up quickly. If its too far or there are very few people from your hometown going there, it will be hard to get home often. Also, if you are dead set on a major and want to go to the best school for that field, by all means go! But if you are undecided its nice to go to a relatively big school, like Kent, that offers a wide variety of programs so you can easily switch. Last but certainly not least, don't be afraid to make the wrong choice. Choosing a college is not the end of the world, and you are allowed to change your mind later.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best think about Kent State University is its size. The campus is not too big, but big enough that you don't see the same people every day. This size allows for a great variety of people - students come from around the world, all over the nation, from many different walks of life. Its really interesting to see all the different kinds of people at Kent. Also, Kent offers a wide variety of majors, minors, graduate degrees, and doctoral programs. You could come to Kent and stay until you're a Doctor.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Honestly, I would recommend Kent to almost anyone, but if you are focused on going to a college that is very small, or in walking distance to the city, I would not go to Kent State.

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

If students plan on living on campus, I would advise them and their parents to visit the campus. Your campus should feel like home. If students already know their major, they should definitely look into the campus?s programs in that field. One campus might have a better program than the other. I myself was an exploratory major and Kent State had a great program that helped these majors find what they were truly interested in. One way students can make the most out of their college experience is by always putting their studies first. Student?s sole purpose at college is to be all they can be and prepare themselves for their designated working field. Another way is to get involved in something you are passionate about. There are so many different clubs and groups on campus; there is literally something for everyone! This is a great way to feed your spare time in a positive way, and to make new friends. Feeling at home, studying and working hard, getting involved and making new friends should definitely make your college experience something you will never forget.

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

Be sure your financial situation is covered early on. The process is ridiculously complicated, especially if you're doing it ...

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

Be sure your financial situation is covered early on. The process is ridiculously complicated, especially if you're doing it on your own. This time is supposed to be fun, so take advantage of that. But don't get completely caught up in the social aspect of school, because that's not why you're there. Your college years are about having fun, but college is about preparing yourself for the rest of your life. If you don't take the preparation seriously, there's no way any employer is going to take you seriously when you go looking for a job. That having been said, it's not always about the grades. (Contradictory, I know.) Be sure you're attending class and doing the work, but get the most out of your studies that you can. Argue with professors when you don't agree. Participate in discussions. Overall, college about choices, so make sure you make the right ones, and learn from mistakes when you don't

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

I don't have enough money to go to school. The process of getting federal and financial aid was ridiculously difficult, both through the government and through the school. It's sad when a student doesn't know whether he/she is going to be able to go back to school the following semester because he/she doesn't have enough money and can't get aid.

What's unique about your campus?

My school, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was the perfect fit for me. Whatever I don't like about the university as a whole is made up for in my program. I'm in love with what I'm doing.

Chad
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for it's Liquid Crystal Institute.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for it's Liquid Crystal Institute.

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

The advice I would give is to sit down and really think about what you want out of this experience. Make sure that what you do with your college career is going to benefit those goals. Take every opportunity you can to assure that the time and money you're spending on college will help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself. Other than that take the time to enjoy your experience. People always say that High School is the best time in your life, but they are wrong. College allows you to grow and develop on your own for the first time, and if you make the most of it the rewards can be wonderful.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Finding adequate parking can be difficult at times.

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

Make sure you visit every campus and ask about how often classes in your major are offered. Talk to other students and try t...

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

Make sure you visit every campus and ask about how often classes in your major are offered. Talk to other students and try the food. Just make sure you visit!

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Actually, Kent is best known for the war protester shootings.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The school doesn't have the strongest academic base, but students usually do well if they try. So it's best for the average student looking for a state school. It is what it is.

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