Overview

Applicants
16,125
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.34

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 580
SAT Math
470 - 580
SAT Writing
460 - 560
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
1,730
with Terminal Degree

944
Women
786
Men
164
Minority
155
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
31%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies

  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Construction Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering Technology, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Tom Batiuk
’69, cartoonist, Funky Winkerbean & Crankshaft

Linda Allard
’62, retired design director, Liz Claiborne/Ellen Tracy of New York

Carol Costello
’04, Emmy award winning news anchor and reporter, CNN News Group

Darrell Issa
’76, Congressman, 49th District of California. Directed Electronics Founder

David Bronczek
’76, President and CEO of FedEx Express

Lou Holtz
'59, ESPN Commentator and legendary Notre Dame head football coach

Carl Walz
’77, retired NASA astronaut

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,292

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,190

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,564

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,393

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,830

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
23,328
Out of State
13%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
96

Demographics

1.43%
Asian
9.16%
African-American
3.17%
Hispanic
79.85%
Caucasian
2.85%
Unknown
7.55%
International

59% female
41% male
13% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
68
First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
82

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services (SDS)

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Mary DeMichele Reeves

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation; see www.kent.edu/sds

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
330
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
17

8% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Flashes)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Golden Flashes)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.kent.edu/diversity/centers/lgbtq www.kent.edu/csi/organizations

Minority Support Groups: www.kent.edu/smc www.kent.edu/csi/organizations

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
80

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brian Crescenzo
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Phone
330-672-2444

Email
admissions@kent.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Kent State University Museum
Kent Student Center and Plaza
Uumbaji Art Gallery and African Community Theater
May 4 Visitors Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Kent, Acorn Alley
Kent Area Parks
Akron RubberDucks Minor League Baseball
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00-5:00
330-672-2444

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2 pm; Sat 9:30 and 10:30 am
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.kentstatesports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact individual department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport shuttle from Akron/Canton Regional Airport or Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Amtrak, Charter Bus Service, Cleveland RTA, Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA), Metro RTA (Akron Area), first class limosines

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-76: Take the Kent/Route 43 exit (exit 33) and proceed north to Route 261. Turn right (east) onto Route 261. Proceed one-fourth mile to Campus Center Drive. At the traffic light, turn left onto Campus Center Drive and follow it to the stop sign at the junction of East Campus Center Drive and West Campus Center Drive. Proceed to your destination from this point by following the signage at that intersection. From I-80 (Ohio Turnpike): Use exit 187/13 (Streetsboro). After the toll booth, proceed straight (follow Ravenna sign) onto Route 14 traveling southeast, go past Route 303 to Route 43. Turn right (south) on Route 43 and continue south for approximately six miles until you come to the traffic light at the dead end at Haymaker Parkway in the city of Kent. Turn left (east) onto Haymaker and follow until you reach the traffic light at the intersection of Lincoln and Haymaker. Proceed to your destination from this point by following the signs. From I-90: Proceed toward Cleveland. Take I-271 south to I-480 east; stay on I-480 until it becomes Route 14 in Streetsboro. Turn right (south) on Route 43 and continue south for approximately six miles until you come to the traffic light at the dead end at Haymaker Parkway in the city of Kent. Turn left (east) onto Haymaker Parkway and follow until you reach the traffic light at the intersection of Lincoln and Haymaker. Proceed to your destination from this point by following the signs.

Local Accommodations
Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Towne Place Suites by Marriott
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Key Stats

16,125
Applicants
23,328
Size
84%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists