Kent, OH
Tuition (in-state)
$17,632 ($9,672)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2877 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The variety of foods offered at KSU is great compared to most schools.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The quality of the courses at Kent State is pretty good but some of the professors are not engaging enough to keep things interesting. The class sizes are medium and the class styles are a variety.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although Kent State is not an Ivy League, it holds good standing for anyone who knows about it. The value of a degree will go far for most students attending this school. The alumni network and connections available at KSU are very helpful.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are several off campus apartments located near Kent State. Most people obtain off campus apartments in their third year at school. Most of the apartments are in good shape.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Dining options near Kent State University are various and mostly appetizing. The places are average as far as cost and the quality is good.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Kent State University is improving the living areas on campus. Renovations are taking place and I have enjoyed living on campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: My program is well engineered towards the success of its students. I love it and would highly recommend it to others. The major is challenging but if you love it then it is worth going for. My group of peers and I in the program have grown close together, experiencing life together and figuring out our futures; they have been and continue to be a great source of support. The program has a Career Fair every Spring semester which is great for obtaining internships and gaining information about the field in the real world.

College Junior

Majors: I made an attempt to achieve an internship for this summer but came up short. Most of the companies were looking for 3rd year students instead of 2nd year students. I do plan to apply next year and to apply to more firms outside of my hometown. I am willing to move in order to make one happen for me. I know I will get one through the help of my school and professors, as long as I can put together a finalized portfolio and resume.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty big at KSU. There are several parties so the social atmosphere is lively.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus strictness at KSU is very good for the most part. I am a bit frustrated with how strict they are on parking though.

5 College Junior

Academics: I major in Architecture and Kent State is a great school for it. My professors have made me grow as a student and individual, always looking out for me and my peers. The professors are also very knowledgeable and helpful; I have had help from most of them in my efforts to obtain an internship. I love the education I am receiving at KSU with the staff of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design; I am learning so much about the design field and have had so many opportunities to explore my interests.

4 College Junior

Academics: Kent State University is a large public school which has many things to do for the students who attend. There is always something going on for students to get involved with. The students and faculty are able to work in a safe and excellent work environment. The registration process was also very easy and the guidance is thorough. There are many study abroad options, clubs, organizations and sports which make Kent State such a good school. The GPS system that Kent has acquired for students is very helpful in getting students to graduate on time. The workload for most majors is intense but allows for free time still. The library, study lounges, and student center are great study places and gathering areas.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Kent State University is placed in a great location. There are lots of things to do around the area from scenery to shopping to sports. The local community is a nice college town, the city is growing into a well developed connection between students and locals.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The party scene at Kent State University is very noticeable. It has both positive and negative effects from what I've seen. It has been great personally in my effort to make friends and have fun. Downtown Kent is a nice place to explore and have a good time.

3 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit toward certain sports such as football, basketball, and baseball are great because the teams are good. But sports such as track and field, soft ball, and golf are not really appreciated as much.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The classes are very nice and that goes along with the professors. Although the classes may seem tough the professors really want the best for the students.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities that come with the Kent State campus. There's so much to volunteer for, they've created over 700 new jobs for students. If one keeps applying, one will receive a job easily at Kent State.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is very beautiful. Also there are many events going on at the University so the campus is great, there is always something to do whether one wants to study or have fun.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school makes sure that our school is safe as possible and if any threat is apparent, they police will put use in lock down to make sure our safety is secure before allowing us to leave the safety of out dorm rooms. In addition, even though visitation is on the lenient side, after a specific time, students must show their student IDs to get into the building, which I believe makes the dorms more safe at night.

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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not looked for any internships for the fashion program since I am only a freshmen.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I was lucky enough to give the GPA and ACT scores to get into the program when I did because they have now risen the admission's criteria to make it more difficult to get into the program. They did this because so many people where coming to the program and the school was becoming very packed with fashion students. My tip for admissions would be to do your best in high school and try to the challenging classes to work your brain harder, making your knowledge stronger as well as studying hard for you ACT test.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I absolutely love campus dining because there are so many choices to pick from. In addition, all of the take meal plan, which is efficient for a college student allowing for them to buy what they please without having continuously worry about running out of money.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have only just finished my freshmen year at Kent State and haven't really looked for off campus housing. However, when I did try to look to just get a feeling of what the cost might be, if I did decided to move, the prices didn't seem too bad.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The fashion classes are amazing and very hands on, I love my professors and how each course is different, yet linked to help you to be better in each course as you progress.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Kent State gives you the materials you need to have a successful career. In the fashion program, we occasionally have business come to the school and allow us to introduce ourselves to network and hopefully find a job now or in the near future.


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Andrew Rasner
Sagamore Hills
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Nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley of Northeast Ohio, Kent State exhibits many of the characteristics representative of many a Midwestern college but offers students a distinct experience that most would not trade for anything. Students fall in love with Kent State for a number of reasons, and many consider it a second home. Many graduating seniors are reluctant to leave their undergraduate home, even if they feel well-prepared to tackle the next stage of life. If they could start the college selection process all over again, an overwhelming majority of students would still choose Kent State. No University is perfect, and Kent certainly has its flaws, but there have been incredible improvements within the last few years, and many more are sure to follow.

In describing Kent State, many use the word "underrated," and it's true that the University does not receive nearly as much commendation as it should. Many academic programs are recognized as being among the best in the nation, if not world, and the University and town of Kent offer a myriad of opportunities and experiences for those willing to seek them out. As cliché as it may sound, Kent State's future looks extremely bright, and as the University continues to garner more prestige each year, students, faculty, and administration alike exhibit a general positivity and renewed interest in the school's continued welfare and prominence.

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