Kent State University, Kent (KSU)

Kent, OH

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Kent State University, Kent

Kent State University, Kent

Kent State University, Kent Student Essentials

Kent State University, Kent Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Golden Flashes
Nicknames: Kent State, KSU
Website: www.kent.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,672
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,632
Retention Rate: 77%
Enrollment: 33,819
Year Established: 1910

About KSU

Kent State University is an established university in Kent, Ohio, that offers a wide range of academics and student life opportunities.

Undergraduate majors at Kent State include:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication Studies
  • Modern and Classical Language Studies
  • Psychology
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Visual Communication and Design

Kent State students also have access to courses at any of Kent State’s seven other campuses, which offer more than 300 academic programs combined.

Graduate programs and research opportunities are also available.

Student life at Kent State is also plentiful. Students may join one of more than 200 student clubs and organizations. There are also community service opportunities and recreational activities, among other things.

Freshmen admissions requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.5, a college prep curriculum and a minimum ACT score of 21 or combined critical reading and math SAT score of at least 980. Those who do not meet these requirements may, however, still be put on the waitlist and potentially gain admission to Kent.

Kent State offers need-based financial aid awards like Pell grants, state grants, work-study and loans. To apply for these sources of aid, applicants will need to fill out a FAFSA. Graduate students may apply for fellowships or assistantships.

KSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

43% of students gave Kent State University, Kent 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

When it came to choosing a school, I knew Kent was right for me the second I walked on this campus. Its so beautiful, and the atmosphere is absolutely amazing! I know I made the right decision for me. Now that I have been studying here, I have seen how diverse this campus is, as well as experienced wonderful classes with fantastic professors.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1970

Overall Rating

Was their during the Vietnam War and the killing in 1970. Other that that my experience was good.


KSU Map & Location

Kent State University, Kent
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242


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Getting Around KSU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Kent, OH

Winter
Dec
37
24
Jan
33
19
Feb
37
21
Spring
Mar
47
28
Apr
60
39
May
69
49
Summer
Jun
78
58
Jul
82
62
Aug
80
61
Fall
Sep
73
53
Oct
61
43
Nov
49
34

KSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 25,787
Freshman Class 6,296
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 33,819

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 81%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 3%
African American 9%
Caucasian 81%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%
Full-Time 65%
Part-Time 35%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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