Location
Kent, OH
Undergrads
18,378
Tuition (in-state)
$17,632 ($9,672)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I really don't get involved with Greek Life, but it seems like they like what they do and have a fun time doing it.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I really don't go to parties, so I am really not sure how the nightlife is in that sense.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think it was a good decision to live in the dorms because you get to meet people in the same situation as you.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I felt that my grades, test scores, and achievements in high school should have gotten me more scholarship opportunities, but I am grateful for the scholarship that I did receive.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I just switched my major for the second semester, so I really don't have that much experience in my major yet, but everything I have heard has been very positive.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am extremely pleased that I changed my major and I honestly believe it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think that the strictness of the school is a good thing regardless of the many complaints people have. You are here to get an education and stay safe and the strictness is the best way that can happen.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I think that there is a ton of diversity at Kent State University. Whether it be economic, race, or religious based, there is many different view and opinions at KSU.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: It is fun but the cops bust it all the time, it ruins the college experience but I understand that they have a responsibility to keep students safe

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like living on campus but I would prefer to live off

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Its a great city to live in, but not too sure if its for me

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety is great, can't complain.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Campus is so diverse and open to it

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally did not living in a dorm with the RA's

1 College Junior

Weather: It's horrible going to class in the freezing, cold

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It was hard for me to obtain scholarships

5 College Junior

Academics: The fashion program is amazing and beneficial.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It can get boring, but I can't complain at all!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: They do great things for the community!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Amazing, convenient options downtown Kent.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's easy to get in if you know someone already in.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They are very expensive and over priced.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Their are only two nights when parties really happen.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't take part in sports. The only popular one on campus is football.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food is close but it is all fast food.

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Andrew Rasner
Hometown
Sagamore Hills
Major
Architecture
Grad Year
2014
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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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