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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Kent State is an above-average public university located in Kent, Ohio in the Cleveland Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,108 undergraduate students. The Kent State acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 58% of students, Kent State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
About Kent State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242
Website
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Kent State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,156/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,306/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.284 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.321 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.320 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,108Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,070
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 215 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    42%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    33%
  • The school is so big I couldn't generalize.
    12%
  • The typical student is hard working and dedicated.
    6%
  • Artistic community with a variety of students
    3%
  • Lazy
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.379 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.426 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 222 responses
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  • Best time of my life
    23%
  • Good
    19%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Family Atmoshpere
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.189 responses
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Kent State University Reviews

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Kent State has a beautiful campus and is located right outside of Akron. The dorm rooms are by far my favorite part of the campus, with microwaves and fridges along with air conditioned rooms. The scenery is beautiful, and the campus isn’t flat, there are lots of hills unlike Toledo or Bowling Green. There is a great dining plan, with a Starbucks and lots of other food options. There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from, tons of majors, clubs and organizations! There truly is something for everyone. Kent state also is one of the safest, if not the most, safe campus in Ohio!
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Kent State is an excellent school to be apart of. However as someone that has been at Kent State since 2015, lots of big changes are starting to occur on campus from meal plan to rearrangement of financial aid. As a science major, a lot of renovations have taken place on campus especially in the science mall with the renovation of Cunningham Hall to the addition of the ISB building in 2018! The student life is wonderful for the vast majority of the time! There's alot of opportunities available for leadership growth and personal growth as well! I had the opportunity to be involved in alot of those leadership roles from a vice president of an org to a panalist member!
Kent State is a great school with a great learning environment! The campus is large but, pretty easily navigated with plenty of great spots to hang out with friends or study. There are plenty of activities always going on around campus so there are always opportunities for fun or to get involved. Overall, Kent State is a great place to prepare yourself for the future and spend your college years!