Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: Honors dorms are spacious and clean, great people, but not very sociable

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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Lake Hall last year and I loved it! The rooms weren't too cramped, the EXCEL community allowed me to make some good friends, and it was (almost) always very clean.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The new building updates are beautiful. The campus is really visually appealing.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: A lot of new dorms being remodeled

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 361st
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 705th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 939th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1325th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Rasner
Hometown
Sagamore Hills
Major
Architecture
Grad Year
2014
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As at most universities, living in the residence halls is required of underclassmen. This piece of information is usually followed by sighs and groans, but the fact of the matter is that most will enjoy their stay. Dorm life does offer some distinct advantages, including proximity to classes and campus life. Winters in Ohio can be rough, and those in the residence halls will have a much shorter trek to class than their off-campus peers. In addition, dormitories are arguably the most pragmatic way to meet new people. This is especially beneficial to freshmen, who might otherwise feel disconnected within the context of the University. Enough generalities—let's talk specifics. As a freshman, you'll most likely reside in the Eastway or Tri-Towers complexes, a collection of eight halls with social aspects that cater to the first-year experience. Rooms are on the smaller side, and all four of Eastway's halls lack air conditioning. But you'll be in close quarters with your freshman peers, and you can bond over your shared discomfort in the warmer months. If this sounds unbearable to you, fear not—there are alternatives for freshmen who seek them out. Those who act early may secure a room in one of the Centennial Courts, and students in the Honors College are guaranteed housing in the honors halls, Stopher and Johnson. These rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, have individual bathrooms, and are relatively large (as far as dorms go).

Hygienically speaking, the halls are all generally well-maintained, and the University has a dedicated service for requesting maintenance or repairs. Upperclassman housing is typically spacious, and what the underclassman halls lack in space they make up for in social atmosphere. Though statistics show that the majority of students opts to move off campus after two years, most will look back on their time in the residence halls as the setting for some of their best memories at Kent State.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,260
Average Housing Costs
$5,656
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
30%
Freshmen Living On Campus
79%
Number of Dormitories
24
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Eastway Complex (Clark, Allyn, Manchester, Fletcher)
  • Tri-Towers Complex (Koonce, Wright, Korb, Leebrick)
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Centennial Courts (A, B, C, D, E, F)
  • Engleman Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Dunbar Hall
  • Prentice Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Lake Hall
  • Olson Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Microwave/refrigerator
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Some halls allow students 21 years of age or older to keep alcohol in their rooms.
Available for Rent
MicroFridges and lofts
Did You Know?
The average GPA of a freshman living in the residence halls is higher than that of an off-campus student.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Allyn Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lofts, lounges, MicroFridges, on-site dining, wireless access; Eastway area/First-Year Experience
Beall Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, attached computer cluster, laundry facilities, study area, TV lounge; Twin Towers area
Centennial Court A
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, common fireplace, laundry facilities, lounge, MicroFridges; Centennial Court area
Centennial Court B
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, common fireplace, laundry facilities, lounge, MicroFridges; Centennial Court area
Centennial Court C
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, alcohol permitted (21 and over), carpeting, common fireplace, laundry facilities, lounge, MicroFridges; Centennial Court area
Centennial Court D
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, common fireplace, laundry facilities, lounge, MicroFridges; Centennial Court area
Centennial Court E
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, common fireplace, laundry facilities, lounge, MicroFridges; Centennial Court area
Centennial Court F
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, common fireplace, laundry facilities, lounge, MicroFridges; Centennial Court area
Clark Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges, on-site dining area; Eastway area/First Year Experience
Dunbar Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges; New Front area
Fletcher Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour quiet hall, laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges, wellness community program; Eastway area/First Year Experience
Johnson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, common areas, community kitchen, fireplaces, laundry facilities, study and social lounges, wireless access; Quad area, home to Honors College students
Koonce Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, area desk, computer cluster, laundry facilities, lounge, on-site dining; Tri-Towers area
Korb Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, computer cluster; Tri-Towers area
Lake Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Lofts, MicroFridges; Quad area, houses the EXCEL community
Leebrick Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Air conditioning, area desk, computer cluster, laundry facilities, lounge, on-site dining; Tri-Towers area
Manchester Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Lofts, MicroFridges, wireless access; Eastway area/First Year Experience, home to Science Learning Community (SLC)
McDowell Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, alcohol permitted (21 and over), computer cluster, laundry, lounge, study area; Twin Towers area
Olson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges; Quad area
Prentice Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges, on-site dining; New Front area
Stopher Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, classrooms, common areas, community kitchen, fireplaces, laundry facilities, lofts, MicroFridges, study and social lounges, wireless; Quad area, houses honor students
Van Campen Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, lounge, study area, wireless access; Van Campen area
Verder Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges, on-site art studio; New Front area
Wright Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, area desk, computer cluster, laundry facilities, lofts, lounge, MicroFridges, on-site dining; Tri-Towers area, home to College of Arts & Sciences Living-Learning Community

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Allerton Apartments
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, student families
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Units include full kitchen; building features 24-hour computer lab
Utilities included (excluding cable and Internet)
Engleman Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; building features laundry facilities, substance-free housing (21-and-up students permitted to have alcohol)
New Front area

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