Kent State University- Kent Campus campus

Overview

Applicants
16,145
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

23%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 560
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

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
1,833
with Terminal Degree

1,013
Women
820
Men
210
Minority
155
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

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 CEO of FedEx Express

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

Carl Walz
’77, retired NASA astronaut

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

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


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,105

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,437

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,516

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,234

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
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
23,684
Foreign Countries Represented
78

Demographics

1.53%
Asian
8.90%
African-American
3.33%
Hispanic
74.81%
Caucasian
2.57%
Unknown
5.14%
International

61% female
39% male
14% 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

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 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
350
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
23

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

11% 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

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

Cash-Out Parking
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 February, 2016.

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
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.