Kent State University

Kent, OH

Kent State University

Kent, OH

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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
52%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
55%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
58%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

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

23,178

undergraduate students

5,794

graduate students

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950-acre campus in Kent (population: 29,915). 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Cleveland, Akron, Canton
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Akron-Canton

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Black United Students
  • Running Club
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Kent Inter-hall Council
  • Kent Indian Association

Top Events

  • Blast Off
  • Homecoming
  • FlashFest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • campus police and fire department, electronic locks on computer labs, studios and laboratory research areas

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
55%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
58%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.38

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

level of applicant's interest
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 96
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, cricket, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, basketball, bowling, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Biotechnology
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Language Interpretation and Translation
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Russian Language and Literature
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

28,972

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

23,178
students

Female
61%
14,115

Male
39%
9,063

20%

5,794
students

Female
65%
3,756

Male
35%
2,038

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

20,509
students

Female
62%
12,551

Male
38%
7,958

12%

2,669
students

Female
59%
1,564

Male
41%
1,105

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 34%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

4%
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
74%
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

1,109

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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