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- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeA
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 18,640 undergraduate students. The Kent State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 62% of students, Kent State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Branch Campuses of Kent State University
Kent State University - Ashtabula
- 4 Year
- Ashtabula, OH
- 123 reviews
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
- 4 Year
- New Philadelphia, OH
- 139 reviews
Kent State University - Salem
- 4 Year
- Salem, OH
- 106 reviews
Kent State University - Stark
- 4 Year
- Canton, OH
- 356 reviews
Kent State University - Trumbull
- 4 Year
- Warren, OH
- 114 reviews
Kent State University - East Liverpool
- 4 Year
- East Liverpool, OH
- 62 reviews
Kent State University - Geauga
- 4 Year
- Burton, OH
- 109 reviews
Kent State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.328 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.327 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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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.386 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.433 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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
I love Kent State University. The moment I walked on campus it felt like home. It has a great "college town" feel and the town of Kent is the perfect size with a great home town feel. The student life at Kent State is superior due to their endless variety of clubs, and ways to get involved with the student body. The best part about Kent State is the price. It is affordable, and they offer many scholarships to all students, so you are assured less tuition. The athletics are great, and it is good to see diversity amongst students throughout the campus. The housing options are endless, providing you with many options to live with a group of roommates, with one single roommate, or by yourself. I always feel safe on campus due to the emergency features around the Kent State Campus. All in all, I love Kent State University and I would recommend it to anyone! It has a great college feel, and from the moment I walked in I met my forever friends and it's felt like home ever since!
As a first year student during a pandemic, utilizing a university to its fullest is going to be difficult. However, I lived on campus this semester and found plenty of things I loved about my school. I love the dining facility D.I. Dining hall, the REC center (with its mask and sanitization regulations), the scenic campus to work on, and the consistent reaching out of staff via email to be kept in the loop. I have thoroughly enjoyed the six professors I had this semester, and have had no issues communicating with any of them, or with my advisors. In fact, my academic advisor and I created a road map to what my personal next four years will look like academically, which was super helpful!
I had a great experience at Kent State! I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Integrated Language Arts (English Ed 7-12). All of my professors had doctorates if that's something that interests you - I had many embedded student teaching experiences that gave me a huge leg up when applying to jobs. I got a job in 5 days after graduating - that variety of experiences is what persuaded my current dept/admin to hire me in our first interview. I enjoyed the campus and the local city. I felt incredibly safe walking across campus even in the middle of the night. I had a few excellent admission counselors. The health center does a good job keeping prices low. I only have good things to say about Kent! The downside is definitely the price and lack of scholarships, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I genuinely look back fondly at Kent, but just not at my loan repayments.