Tuition & Fees

$10,012

$18,376

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
35%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
3%
600-699
3%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
30-36
4%
24-29
40%
18-23
44%
12-17
12%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
59%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,782
Declined + 2,363
Total Received 16,145
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Public

23,684

undergraduate students

6,483

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Management
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Codes

SAT 1367
ACT 3284

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School Facts

Kent State University, founded in 1910, is a public, comprehensive university with its main campus located in Kent, Ohio and regional campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,167
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)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic 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)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  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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Kent, OH

946-acre campus in Kent (population: 29,639). Served by bus; major airport and train serve Cleveland (40 miles). School operates transportation on campus, in Kent, and to Akron, Cleveland, Ravenna, Stow, and Twinsburg, OH.

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
84%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
35%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
3%
600-699
3%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
30-36
4%
24-29
40%
18-23
44%
12-17
12%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
59%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,782
Declined + 2,363
Total Received 16,145

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

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 $30,949,328
State $7,328,627
Institutional $34,563,014
Other external $2,749,333
Total $75,590,302

Non-need-based

Federal $240,905
State $934,876
Institutional $20,782,208
Other external $3,078,193
Total $25,036,182

Varsity Sports

M W
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.
ASL/English Interpreting
Accounting
Advanced Nursing Practice
Advanced Pedagogy in Physical Education/Sport
Advanced Practice/Nursing
Advertising
Aeronautics
Aerospace Engineering
American Sign Language
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Conflict Management
Applied Engineering
Applied Geology
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Architecture/Environmental Design
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Management
Career/Community Studies
Career/Technical Teacher Education
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Classics
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Communication/Information
Community Health Education
Computer Science
Computer/Information Systems
Conducting
Construction Management
Counselor Education/Supervision
Crafts
Crafts/Fine Arts
Creative Writing
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Criminology/Justice Studies
Cultural Foundations
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction/Junior High/Middle School
Curriculum/Instruction/Mathematics Specialization
Dance
Dance Studies
Deaf Education
Degree Pathways Alternatives
Digital Media Production
Digital Sciences
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Administration K-12 Leadership
Educational Administration/Higher Education
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship
Environmental/Conservation Biology
Ethnomusicology
Evaluation/Measurement
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Family Studies
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Financial Engineering
Fine Arts
French
French Literature/Culture/Translation
General Business
Geographic Informational Science
Geography
Geology
German
German Literature/Culture/Translation
Health Care Design
Health Education/Promotion
Higher Education/Student Personnel
History
Hospitality Management
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Information Architecture/Knowledge Management
Instructional Technology
Integrated Health Studies
Integrated Language Arts
Integrated Life Sciences
Integrated Mathematics
Integrated Sciences
Integrated Social Studies Education
Integrative Studies
Interior Design
International Relations
Journalism
Journalism/Mass Communications
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Liberal Studies
Library/Information Science
Life Science/Chemistry Education
Life Sciences
Management Systems
Managerial Marketing
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
Medical Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Mild/Moderate Education Needs
Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Theory
Music Theory/Composition
Musicology
Nursing
Nutrition
Pan-African Studies
Paralegal Studies
Performance
Philosophy
Photo Illustration
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Podiatric Medicine
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Pure Mathematics
Reading Specialization
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation Counseling
Russian Literature/Culture/Translation
School Counseling
School Health Education
School Library Media
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Literature/Culture/Translation
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport Administration
Sport/Recreation Management
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology
Theatre Studies
Trade/Industrial Education
Translation
Translation Studies
Urban Design
Visual Communication Design
Visual Communications Design
Zoology
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Undergraduate

79%

23,684
students

Female
61%
14,416

Male
39%
9,268

Graduate

21%

6,483
students

Female
61%
3,966

Male
39%
2,517

undergraduateFull-time

87%

20,687
students

Female
62%
12,689

Male
38%
7,998

undergraduatePart-time

13%

2,997
students

Female
58%
1,727

Male
42%
1,270

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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 Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

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

95%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 92
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Oman
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Salma Benhaida
Director, International Recruitment & Admissions
330 672-7980
sbenhaid@kent.edu

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