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Reviews 2915 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really take part in Greek life. It seems like it could be fun.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Love downtown Kent. New improvements make the campus more fun.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: i feel safe walking to and from classes. I get alerts if an issue comes up and it is usually handled quickly.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've stayed with some friends and have enjoyed the experience.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of fun restaurants in downtown Kent. Many places are reasonably priced.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I enjoy the recreation facilities and attend sporting events.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: All loans, no grants or scholarships. I was told grad students don't get any aid. My entire year is being covered through loans even though I've read about other schools supplying students with scholarships and grants. When I inquired about aid to help me, I received a very rude, unprofessional reply that nearly caused me to cancel everything and find a better school. I only hope that next year is better.

College Junior

Facilities: I am an online student so I can't rate these.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a new online graduate student so unfortunately I cannot rate my school's housing.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Kent State University is a pretty visually pleasing place. Some buildings are newer while some are old factories or just old buildings, such as the art building and ceramics building. The library has a huge selection and is also a good place to study if you need some place quiet. Lots of green space and some big events are held in the open spaces of Kent.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not very noticeable except for the Greek letters in front of their homes and such if you don't attend parties.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing closer to campus is very expensive, of course, and may require one or more roommates to help pay the bill. There are cheaper housing alternatives but a little farther away, but you'd have to do some research. Most of them seem to be close to a public transportation spot. Researching housing is good to do very early considering how many other people are also looking for housing.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is so much diversity at Kent! I have met many international students and students from different religions and cultures.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Kent State has a lot of school spirit and students always tailgate before football games and get involved. I personally really enjoy going to Kent's hockey games.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received to scholarships and both were very easy to get. One was for just being in the Honors College.

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College Sophomore

Nightlife: I have not taken part in the nightlife at Kent State so I honestly wouldn't know.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I loved all of my professors I have had at Kent so far except for one. Class sizes are good and professors seem to genuinely care about teaching and their students.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a fashion merchandising student, I know that Kent State is a well-respected school for the fashion industry. Employers want to hire Kent State fashion students.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I wish there were more guys at school! There are a lot more girls at Kent then boys, and unfortunately the majority of the boys tend to be hardcore Frat boys. The girls for the most part tend to be friendly and kind.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off-campus yet, but I have friends who do and they seem to like it. I have heard that it can be very hard to find off-campus living if you look for it last minute.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had to find an internship yet. But I have heard that the people who are in charge of helping find students internships at the Fashion School are not very helpful at all.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I thought it was very easy to get into the Fashion Merchandising program.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I thoroughly enjoy living in campus housing. Housing staff is very kind and knowledgeable and there are plenty of lounges to study in or visit with friends.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Having Downtown Kent is great because it is very pretty and there local shops and places to eat. It is a fun thing to just take a stroll downtown if the weather is nice. Plus it is merely walking distance from campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I am glad that Kent is pretty strict because it makes me feel safer as a student who lives on campus.


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Andrew Rasner
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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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