Overview

Applicants
15,538
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,846
with Terminal Degree

1,021
Women
825
Men
216
Minority
157
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.

  • BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

  • 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.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Industrial Engineering.

  • 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.

  • American Sign Language (ASL).
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • 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.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • 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, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

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

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • 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.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, 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

Notable Faculty


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 Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Corporation

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

Carl Walz
'77, retired NASA astronaut

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,807

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,472

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,664

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,790

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 Methodology
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
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
23,178
Foreign Countries Represented
90

Demographics

1.61%
Asian
8.78%
African-American
3.63%
Hispanic
74.74%
Caucasian
2.59%
Unknown
4.53%
International

61% female
39% male
15% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Suburban

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 Accessibility Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Julie Di Biasio

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

There are multiple ways for students to provide their documentation to SAS, which can include: a. A completed Disability Verification Form completed by a licensed professional and/or properly credentialed professional (e.g. medical doctor, psychiatrist, counselor, etc.). b. A letter written by the student?s healthcare professional, or c. A comprehensive diagnostic report (e.g. MFE or ETR). Where appropriate, summary and data from specific test results should be attached. A learning disability assessment should include (a) a measure of cognitive aptitude (preferably normed for adults) and (b) a measure of achievement in reading, math and/or written language. Data should be based on age norms and reported as standard scores and percentiles. Please note, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, or a Summary of Performance, while helpful in establishing a record of supported accommodations, may not be enough in and of themselves to establish the presence of a disability at the postsecondary level.

Documentation Required for ADHD

There are multiple ways for students to provide their documentation to SAS, which can include: a. A completed Disability Verification Form completed by a licensed professional and/or properly credentialed professional (e.g. medical doctor, psychiatrist, counselor, etc.). b. A letter written by the student?s healthcare professional, or c. A comprehensive diagnostic report (e.g. MFE or ETR). Where appropriate, summary and data from specific test results should be attached. A learning disability assessment should include (a) a measure of cognitive aptitude (preferably normed for adults) and (b) a measure of achievement in reading, math and/or written language. Data should be based on age norms and reported as standard scores and percentiles. Please note, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, or a Summary of Performance, while helpful in establishing a record of supported accommodations, may not be enough in and of themselves to establish the presence of a disability at the postsecondary level.

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
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
400
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
21

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

12% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Flashes)
8 Sports

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

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: www.kent.edu/smc

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

Sustainability

81/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Aaron Berger
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
P.O Box 5190
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
University Library
Kent Student Center and Plaza
New College of Architecture and Environmental Design
May 4 Visitors Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Kent, Acorn Alley
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Akron Rubber Ducks Minor League Baseball
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday, Select Saturdays
M-F 8:00-5:00, Sat 10 & 2
330-672-2444

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 8:30-5:00, Select Saturdays 10:00 and 2:00
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

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, Uber, Lyft.

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.


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