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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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
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 $31,000.
About Kent State University...
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
88%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,156/ 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
    $13,616/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,347/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,788/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,846/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,289/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.309 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.308 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,108Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,070
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 203 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    42%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    34%
  • 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
    3%
  • Lazy
    1%
  • Athletes
    0%

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.367 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.414 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 210 responses
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  • Best time of my life
    24%
  • Interesting
    20%
  • Good
    18%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Family Atmoshpere
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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 Reviews

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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.
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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!