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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like to sizes of my classes because some are larger and some are smaller depending on the subject. The professors are very welcoming and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like since there are so many alumni and successful alumni from Kent State that there is a good chance that I will come by someone who is affiliated to the school and will be able to relate of the importance of a degree from Kent State.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many places you can go to when something happened on campus for resources such as someone to report to or confide in. I feel safe at night but I do prefer to walk with groups. I feel safe on campus most of the time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very nice dorms but far from classes since the campus is so large.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Doesn't make students feel pressured to join them.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sporting events at Kent is a great way to get out.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kent State is serious about academics as well as fun

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was so set on going far away from home for school, but when I visited Kent I fell in love with the campus. There is always something going on for all types of people. Kent is such a big campus yet you feel like a family. If i miss class and need the notes, i know i can count on my classmates to help. The downtown area is amazing also. It has a home feeling yet it still feels like college. President Warren is absolutely amazing, she is really trying to improve the brand of Kent State. I encourage all my family members to visit, just simply visit so they can can fall in love at first site just like i did.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience with courses and professors have been great. Kent State offers a variety of different kinds of classes that you can take. I've taken classes for my Kent core requirements which varied from courses in all subjects. I've taken art classes, psychology courses and pan-african studies courses. Art classes had a good amount of students, whereas Psychology courses were the big lecture halls and in Pan-African studies that's where you'll have a more smaller classroom. All my professors have been pretty friendly and helpful if necessary. My favorite professors have been in my pan-african studies courses because I've known some since my freshman year and am really passionate about my major and all that it offers.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm going into my junior year at Kent so I haven't really begun searching for internships seriously yet. I know what I am interested in studying but not completely sure of what direction I want to implement that in as a career. Being apart of the TRIO program allows me to be closely connected to the McNairs Scholar program which helps upperclassman get into graduate school and find employment after graduation. McNair is a program that I am interesting in joining soon if not this year than next year. Since it is in the same building as TRIO is, I'm familiar with the staff and know that when I'm ready to start seriously looking for internships and employment that they are perfectly qualified to help me and deliver results. The career service center is also an option students have only campus to look for jobs. I got my job at the student center through them, they're also helpful and it's good to have different options of aid.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Kent State campus is pretty secure. I've never felt on safe or out of the ordinary. I'm naturally always mindful of my surroundings and if I am walking on campus late at night, I'm never usually by myself. The police department has always been active in the community. There are calling poles every where on campus that you can press a button if you don't feel safe and security will come and escort you to your destination.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus has both pros and cons. One of the pros is having my own room. Fortunately for me I've lived in a two bedroom suite with a shared bath since freshman year. I have a roommate but we both have our own rooms and share a common area with a bathroom shared with the other suite next door. I would rather have a single dorm room or move off campus and get my own apartment because I like having my own space. However, single dorm rooms are hard to find and are usually put on a waiting list and unfortunately I can't afford to move off campus right now. Living on campus allows you to be much closer and connected to activities going on campus and your classes. For your first two years, it is recommended that you stay on campus. If you can afford it, I would recommend moving off campus but to an apartment complex closer to campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Kent State University is pretty popular but the experience is different than it would be compared to going to a HBCU. I have always being interested in pledging to Delta Sigma Theta sorority because I like what they stand for in the unity of African-American women. There are many different types of sororities and fraternities on campus. I have been to some of the Probates on campus for the Black sororities and fraternities and they're always fun.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Kent State University are as important as you want to make them. I don't participate in any athletics however I did try out for the Legacy Dance Team. Football and basketball are always pretty popular. I've been to a couple of football games and always had a good time. Kent State offers program that cater to everyone no matter what the interest in.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Attending Kent State University has been a learning experience every year. It has allowed me to meet and interact with new people everyday. The campus is beautiful and the nature surrounding is one of my favorite things to enjoy when hanging out around town. Two buildings that I dwell in the most on campus are the Center for Undergraduate Excellence(CUE) and Oscar Ritchie. The CUE offers the tutoring program that I am in called Trio. Trio provides me with the opportunity to get tutored and assisted with any class that I am taking that semester with a tutor that fits my availability. It also allows me to connect with my peers, and travel on trip to different colleges for graduate school visits. It is really fun and offers a lot both academically and socially. Oscar Ritchie is the building for the department of Pan-African studies. Being that I'm majoring in Pan-African studies and minoring in Psychology, majority of my classes are in this building. If Kent State didn't have Oscar Ritchie, I don't know what school I'd be attending. I love that there is a whole building and department dedicated to exploring information based around my culture. It also gives me a direct link to professors and potential opportunities for future employment.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: House parties and fraternity parties are usually fun, but if you are under 21 it is impossible to get into bars. Weekends would be much better if we had different options other than house parties and fraternity parties.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Same comment as nightlife review.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Every professor I have had has been very helpful and very knowledgeable of the subject they are teaching. Workload can be quite heavy but that is expected in college. The library is always packed with people working.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Kent State is very diverse and open to everyone.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol visibility is not high on campus and neither is peer pressure. Policy enforcement is high and many people know that.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love my professors in my major. I am in the athletic training program at Kent I get the privilege to have the same professors throughout my whole college career. They have the opportunity to see my grow as a student and as a person. They always strongly care about our success and will do anything they can to help me reach my goals.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am not that informed about the alumni network quit yet, but I strongly believe they will help me get where I am trying to go in life.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus because we are surrounded by a highly trained security staff.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't like how some of the dorms do not have carpet of air-conditioning. They should really invest in upgrading the dorm so they are more comfortable to live in.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was not really involved in the greek life on campus.

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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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