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Kent State University
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  • 4 Year
  • KENT, OH

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

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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 17,361 undergraduate students. The Kent State acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Fashion and Apparel Merchandising. Graduating 65% of students, Kent State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE, 2ND FLOOR LIBRARY
KENT, OH 44242
About Kent State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference

Branch Campuses

Kent State University Rankings

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KSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1020-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,034 / 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
$8,035 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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. 336 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 335 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    51%
  • On Campus
    40%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,361 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,260
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 229 responses
  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    43%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    32%
  • 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
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 394 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 441 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 238 responses
  • Best time of my life
    24%
  • Good
    20%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Fun
    13%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Family Atmoshpere
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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