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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.294 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.293 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,250Undergrads
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 188 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    40%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    36%
  • 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
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.352 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.399 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 195 responses
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  • Best time of my life
    25%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Good
    18%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    6%
  • 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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Kent State University is one of the best college’s I have attended in my career so far. They have advisors, especially in the aeronautics field, that are extremely helpful and willing to help with furthering your education. There are many organizations to join such as Golden Key, SCLA, and AAE just to name a few. They also have many parks in the downtown area if your looking for a nice scenic walk and willing to get your mind off of things. The nightlife here is extremely fun too. It’s also a very diverse school so you’ll meet people from all over and most of them will be very cool and friendly people. If you’re ever thinking about attending here don’t hesitate come and see for yourself. I guarantee you will love it! I know I have.
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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.
I love the fact that Kent State University has something for everyone, from athletics, to theatre and the arts, to clubs that are socially relevant to today's college students. The campus is appealing and is easy to navigate. The Kent area has so many restaurants and shops to offer when my family comes to visit. My professors and academic advisor are great! Very helpful, friendly and always has the door open for students. I highly recommend Kent State!