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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Kent State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242
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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
$45
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

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.286 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.285 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,207Undergrads
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 180 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    41%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    37%
  • The school is so big I couldn't generalize.
    11%
  • The typical student is hard working and dedicated.
    6%
  • Artistic community with a variety of students
    2%
  • 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.344 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.391 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 187 responses
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  • Best time of my life
    24%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Good
    19%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Family Atmoshpere
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ 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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The campus is very easy to navigate. There is an organization for anything and everything you can think of, and if it doesn't exist you can create it. The College of Architecture and Environmental design is a great school where you have the opportunity to meet and bond with all levels and faculty. Where the faculty really takes their time to get to know you and help you better your education. The college also has a number of professional organizations that help you adapt to life scholasticly, professionally, and socially; not only at the university but around the country and even the world.
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I have not yet had just a "bad" professor. They all seem super knowledgable with great credentials and history in the subject they are teaching on; even for GenEds. I took a Media/Journalism entry level class and the professor had worked for a newspaper and a recording company for years! He worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson, and some big name actors too. I am also a dance minor and one of my modern teachers who teaches the May O'Donnel technique which is a super old technique actually learned it from May herself. Every class is covered by someone who was and still may be very active in the field. They are full of connections and just good advice.
I love going to Kent state, I am duel majoring with three minors and my advisers have worked out a plan to have me still graduating on time! The dorms are large and very clean, the food is pretty amazing, and the classes are lots of fun. The only thing that bothers me is that our meal plans do not work in the hub (the main dinning establishment) between 11am-2pm so that commuters can get in for lunch without a huge crowd.