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
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
$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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.287 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.286 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 181 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    41%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    36%
  • 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.345 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.392 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 188 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
$36,300/ 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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As a commuter, Kent state university's student center has turned into a second home for me. All of the staff I've encountered, from the janitors to professors, have been extremely respectful, helpful, and kind. Academics are a priority, and professors are always willing to help you. My only complaint is a very simple one- more power sockets in the buildings, especially the student center! As stated previously, I do commute and thanks to modern technology a lot of my studying is done online. However when my computer gets on low battery I have to fight for space to get to charge my laptop! This may be a very minor complaint, but it really is the only concern I have with Kent State.
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I visited Kent State for the first time in the fall, and was so impressed by everything that I will be attending in fall of 2018. The campus is beautiful, and feels expansive yet compact at the same time. Everyone, from the students, faculty, and admissions staff, were so helpful and welcoming! The dorms are in great shape and the food is pretty good. Our tour guide went out of her way for us, and it was remarkable. I really do feel at home here. Nothing I dislike about Kent State..
Kent State is an established University with a whole lot to offer! From over 300+ student organizations to get involved with to accredited collegiate programs, Kent is a great school with lots of opportunity and tools for success.