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Tuition & Fees

$11,432

$19,392

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,368
Declined + 2,715
Total Received 16,083
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Management
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Kent State, founded in 1910, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Communication and Information, the College of Technology, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, and the College of the Arts. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Kent, northeast of Akron.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,998
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Codes

SAT 1367
ACT 3284

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Public

22,968

undergraduate students

6,030

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
38%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
52%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
46%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
59%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Kent, OH

1,200-acre campus in Kent (population: 29,807), 12 miles from Akron; branch campuses in Ashtabula, Burton Township, East Liverpool, New Philadelphia, North Canton, Salem, and Warren, OH. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Cleveland (40 miles). School operates transportation on campus, in Kent, and to Akron, Cleveland, Ravenna, and Stow.

Kent State University
161 Michael Schwartz Center
Kent, OH 44242-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 8% of male students
 
9 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
38%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
52%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
46%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
59%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,368
Declined + 2,715
Total Received 16,083

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Nancy Dellavecchia
Director of Admissions
P: 800 988-KENT
F: 330 672-2499
kentadm@kent.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $31,525,444
State $4,578,446
Institutional $25,882,594
Other external $3,105,270
Total $65,091,754

Non-need-based

Federal $2,305,906
State $1,688,245
Institutional $11,852,363
Other external $565,521
Total $16,412,035

Varsity Sports

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baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mid-America Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Golden Flashes
School colors
navy blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Aeronautics
American Sign Language
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Conflict Management
Applied Geology
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences/Ecology
Biology
Biomedical Mathematics
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Management
Career Technical Teacher Education
Career/Technical Teacher Education
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Classics
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Community Counseling
Community Health Education
Computer Design/Animation Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Computer/Information Systems
Conducting
Conservation
Counseling/Human Development Services
Crafts
Creative Writing
Cultural Foundations
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction/Junior High/Middle School
Curriculum/Instruction/Mathematics Specialization
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Administration K-12 Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Electronic Media
Elementary Education
Engineering of Information Technology
English
Entrepreneurship
Ethnomusicology
Evaluation/Measurement
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Leisure/Sports
Experimental Psychology
Family Studies
Family/Consumer Science Education
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Financial Engineering
Fine Arts
French
French Translation
General Studies
Geography
Geology
German
German Translation
Health Education/Promotion
Higher Education/Student Personnel
History
Horticulture
Horticulture Technology
Hospitality Management
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Services Technology
Individualized Major
Individualized Program
Information Architecture/Knowledge Management
Instructional Technology
Integrated Business Education
Integrated Health Studies
Integrated Language Arts
Integrated Life Sciences
Integrated Mathematics
Integrated Sciences
Integrated Social Studies Education
Interior Design
International Economics
International Relations
Intervention Specialist
Journalism/Mass Communications
Justice Studies
Latin
Latin American Studies
Learning/Development
Liberal Studies
Library/Information Science
Life Science/Chemistry Education
Life Sciences
Management Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Marketing Education
Mathematics
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Technology
Music Theory
Music Theory/Composition
Musicology
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
News
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition/Food
Operations Management
Pan-African Studies
Paralegal Studies
Parks/Recreation/Tourism Management
Performance
Philosophy
Photo Illustration
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Pure Mathematics
Radiologic Technology
Reading Education
Reading Specialization
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation Counseling
Russian
Russian Translation
School Counseling
School Health Education
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Soviet/East European Studies
Spanish
Spanish Translation
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport Administration
Systems/Industrial Engineering Technology
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology
Theatre Studies
Trade/Industrial Education
Translation
Translation Studies
Urban Design
Visual Communication Design
Visual Communications Design
Visual Journalism
Zoology
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Undergraduate

79%

22,968
students

Female
59%
13,460

Male
41%
9,508

Graduate

21%

6,030
students

Female
64%
3,856

Male
36%
2,174

undergraduateFull-time

86%

19,865
students

Female
59%
11,610

Male
41%
8,255

undergraduatePart-time

14%

3,103
students

Female
60%
1,850

Male
40%
1,253

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

David Di Maria
Director, International Programs and Services
330 672-7980
intladm@kent.edu

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