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 $29,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.284 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.304 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.303 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.362 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.409 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.189 responses
Kent State University Reviews
KSU is a very comfortable place to be. I consider it to be my second home and enjoy spending my days there, but there are many things that are a little annoying. All the apartments in the surrounding area are fairly expensive, but most are very nice. Although, I sometimes think where does all this money I give them go? We will never know...! Most buildings are pretty old, but maintained well and some are being renovated. Most of the professors I have had have been very good, while some have been terrible and take advantage of their power. All together, the price is very affordable for college education and a degree from KSU is respected very well in any major really. Just don't expect there to be too much to do outside of campus unless you like the 5 bar/restaurants downtown.
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.
Currently, I am taking CCP classes at Kent State University Ashtabula. The instructors are enthusiastic and professional. Class sizes are small so instruction becomes very personal. My courses have been very demanding yet I have benefitted from being challenged. My experience at KSUA has been wonderful!