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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that they offer so many classes from many different majors and many electives.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of the alumni come back to the campus very often to speak and help out with some special events.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Kent State campus police are really nice and drive around all times of the day and at night they evaluate the campus to see where else they can place street lights. They also offer escort services to get you to your car safely.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not completely sure how it is, but from what others have said it sounds really nice, though maybe a little bit on the small side.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They have quite a few Greek fraternaties and sororities in downtown Kent, though I am not a part in any of them.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'd say that we have some of the best team spirit than any other campus that I've seen.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's relatively inexpensive and they have free tutoring. They also offer study abroad to a lot of countries, and they also have lots of languages, including Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, and more.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors genuinely care about what they are teaching and want to see students learn and grow in their classes.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Most students who graduate from Kent State with a Bachelor's degree end up finding a job pertaining to their studies.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus is generally safe to walk across alone, but preferably with another person or a group.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms I've been in are very clean and appropriate for college students' use.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: A lot of the social life on campus revolves around Greek life.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Although there is only one athletic facility for general students, athletic facilities for varsity student athletes on campus are very nice and plentiful.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Kent State is really what you make of it. If you're a hardworking student, you will probably utilize the college's resources and opportunities very successfully, however some people never end up taking their classes seriously and therefore do not make the most of their education.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't had many problems with my professors and I generally enjoy classes. The professors are very commited to their jobs and it makes the learning process much easier. However, there isn't a wide variety of courses offered and it can often be a hassle for students to sign-up for the classes that they need.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Kent State takes many steps to help students with their career. I feel like I will have many opportunities to get a job once I graduate and we have a good quality of alumni. I don't usually see recruiters on campus but our student career services is very helpful and students can easily get a job or internship if they put in the work.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There have been issues with campus safety among students and staff. However, I personally have not had any issues with safety or sexual assault and I generally feel safe on campus. And in the event I feel unsafe, Kent state has taken actions to help others feel safe including campus service that will escort you home if you do feel unsafe.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Applying for housing as a freshman can be a hassle since Kent accepts so many freshman each year which leaves limited housing. However, once you become an upperclassmen, the process gets much easier and students often go towards off-campus housing. My experience living in dorms has been good so far. I didn't enjoy sleeping on a bunk bed but I enjoyed living with other people and I made a lot of friends living in a dorm. I made many connections and I often spent my time with the people I dormed with.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a very big part of Kent State. It is mostly looked at as only a party event and people don't think that Greek life benefits anyone except those in Greek life. I have also heard that many students think that people only join Greek life as a way to "buy" friends and once students join Greek life, they become stuck-up and cliquey.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our sports teams aren't that great and Kent isn't a big school like Ohio State or Michigan. Consequently, our school spirit isn't that big either. Students often attend the sporting events on campus but because we don't often win and it makes it harder for students to have school spirit. However, our athletic facilities are great and meet the needs of both students and athletes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, I've had a great time at school. I've learned so much and gained many friends. I never knew that college would truly help you grow as a person. At Kent State I feel like I'm at my home away from home. It's a comfortable environment and I feel welcome wherever I go. I look forward to obtaining my bachelors degree from Kent State.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses are easy to get scheduled and they have a wide variety of classes. In my experiences of classes, the professors have mostly been very well educated with the topics and real world situations to make it easy to relate to. The lecture halls have been working good for me and the quality of the classes have been high and I am feeling like I am getting a lot out of these classes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is very good with helping with job opportunities and internships. Kent has very respected programs that rank very well, so therefore a degree from this school could help out a lot. The career service center reaches out well to students and cares about the students as well.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety on campus seems to be a very high concern to the staff here. I generally feel safe at all times on campus for myself and my friends as well. I feel as if not much crime takes place on the campus itself and that the police are very good at their jobs of insuring safety on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: All of my professors have been great and I have not had problems with anyone.

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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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