Tuition & Fees

$10,012

$18,714

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
11%
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
56%
400-499
17%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
58%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,598
Declined + 1,940
Total Received 15,538
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Public

22,403

undergraduate students

5,794

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Management
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1367
ACT 3284

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,197
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)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Kent, OH

866-acre campus in Kent (population: 30,071). 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
11%
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
56%
400-499
17%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
58%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
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

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,598
Declined + 1,940
Total Received 15,538

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
admissions@kent.edu

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,715

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,012
Room & board $11,362
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $22,574
Average Financial Aid - $10,715
Total with Avg. Aid $11,859
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 330 672-6000
F: 330 672-6001
onestop@kent.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Mark Evans
Director of Student Financial Aid
mevans@kent.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Joel Nielsen (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Janet Kittell (women's)
Deputy Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Pedagogy in Physical Education/Sport
Advertising
Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology
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/Botany
Biological Sciences/Cell Biology
Biological Sciences/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences/Ecology
Biology
Biomedical Sciences/Biological Anthropology
Biomedical Sciences/Biomedical Mathematics
Biomedical Sciences/Cellular/Molecular Biology
Biomedical Sciences/Neurosciences
Biomedical Sciences/Pharmacology
Biomedical Sciences/Physiology
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Management
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
Creative Writing
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Criminology/Justice Studies
Cultural Foundations
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Dance Studies
Digital Media Production
Digital Sciences
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration/Higher Education
Educational Leadership K-12
Educational Leadership/K-12
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Engineering Technology
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Conservation Biology
Ethnomusicology
Evaluation/Measurement
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science
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
Health Informatics
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
Integrative Studies
Interior Design
International Relations
Journalism
Journalism/Mass Communications
Knowledge Management
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Liberal Studies
Library/Information Science
Life Science/Chemistry Education
Life Sciences
Managerial Marketing
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
Medical Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Mild/Moderate Education Needs
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Theory
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Nursing for Registered Nursing
Nutrition
Pan-African Studies
Paralegal Studies
Performance
Philosophy
Photo Illustration
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Podiatric Medicine
Political Science
Psychological 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 Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Literature/Culture/Translation
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport Administration
Sport/Recreation Management
Studio Art
Studio Arts
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology
Theatre Studies
Trade/Industrial Education
Translation
Translation Studies
Urban Design
User Experience Design
Visual Communication Design
Visual Communications Design
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Management
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

28,197

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

22,403
students

Female
61%
13,627

Male
39%
8,776

21%

5,794
students

Female
65%
3,756

Male
35%
2,038

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

20,300
students

Female
62%
12,420

Male
38%
7,880

10%

2,103
students

Female
58%
1,207

Male
42%
896

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
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 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
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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