Campus Strictness

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

Campus Strictness: They are pretty strict on drinking, drugs and parking but lax on most other things.

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

Campus Strictness: I've never even seen my RA.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are strict about all the right things and less strict on the things you would expect.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Kent's main campus has strict policies, but we are still able to have fun and experience everything we need to as a college student. I'm still getting my college experience and having a blast!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1168th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1348th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1349th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Rasner
Sagamore Hills
Grad Year
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On campus, most incidents are dealt with by campus security aides or residence hall staff. Some authorities will be more lenient than others, so it's almost impossible to make any categorical assumptions about the repercussions of breaking campus policies. Keep in mind, however, that campus security and hall staff can always involve the police if a student is breaking a law—and they most likely will. However, on the whole, University Police Services is more concerned with drunk drivers and public disturbances than with smaller issues on campus. In town or on the streets, you're only likely to be stopped if you're causing a disturbance or are very obviously intoxicated. Most students are smarter than that, and can last their entire undergraduate career without having a run-in with security or the police. 

In the residence halls, quiet hours are enforced, although there are seldom serious consequences. Certain halls allow "of age" residents to possess alcohol, but its discovery in other dorms will lead to negative outcomes for all involved. However, only students causing notable disturbances are likely to be discovered. In general, there are relatively few incidents on the Kent State campus. If you do get into trouble, police and security personnel are generally understanding, and they'll most likely respect you if you respect them. However, students who are smart about the things they do and the ways that they go about doing them should have no problems.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being indecent in public
  • Being intoxicated in public
  • Drinking underage
  • Parking illegally
  • Possessing of drugs
  • Smoking in nonsmoking areas
  • Violating noise regulations
Visitation Policies
Visitation policies vary by residence hall. Some only allow visitors on weekends, and each hall has a limit on how many nights a visitor can stay in succession. Parking for residence hall visitors is free on the weekends, and between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekdays with a free visitor permit.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 163 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 172 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 9% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 51% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 38% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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