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  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 19,250 undergraduate students. The Kent State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 55% of students, Kent State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
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
85%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,180/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,244/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,541/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,100/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,070/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,406/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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.299 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.298 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,250Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 193 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    41%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    35%
  • 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%
  • Athletes
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.357 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.404 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 200 responses
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  • Best time of my life
    25%
  • Interesting
    20%
  • Good
    19%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    6%
  • Boring on weekends, Suitcase Campus
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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I've enjoyed my time at Kent State so far! The classes are rigorous but teach you interesting content, as well has essential skills such as time management, communication, and more social skills as well. The extracurriculars offer something for everyone, and all the faculty have been very nice and helpful. The facilities are all clean and easily accessible. Things I liked to see improved on, however, are discipline as far as Greek Life goes, and for the hateful speech and actions that sometimes go on without punishment.
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I love Kent State! Having just finished my first year at this amazing university I believe I am able to give a reasonable review. Starting with the pros, Kent State has an amazing resource system. ANYTHING you need, Kent State has or can point you in the right direction of someone who has it or how you can even start it yourself. Kent State has amazing faculty and staff that I believe are truly there to help you. From custodians to our president, I have had nothing but great experiences. Our sports/recreational teams and facilities are top tear or currently being renovated to get there. Kent State is always improving and trying to be the best. Cons, being that it is such a huge university parking can be a hassle and the walking can be tiresome. There is a wide range of people there so of course a few aren't going to be the most pleasant. All in all I truly enjoy Kent State and cannot wait to further my education here!
I have been taking classes at both the "Main" campus and regional campus of stark and I have had nothing but great experiences. I have met a lot of intelligent people and learned a lot of different perspectives on my outlook of life. Kent has a very diverse culture and has shown me different ways of thinking and also the influence of cultures that surround these students/professors. Kent has given me many great opportunities such as, Job fairs/career fairs to get me prepared for the working industry. I have made a lot of great connections while being a student at Kent!