Kent State University

3,944 reviews
  1. Kent, OH
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Kent State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242
Website

Kent State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,106/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,701/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,047/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,070/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,732/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,367/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.284 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.283 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.282 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,873Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 177 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    41%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    37%
  • The school is so big I couldn't generalize.
    11%
  • The typical student is hard working and dedicated.
    6%
  • Artistic community with a variety of students
    2%
  • Lazy
    2%
  • Athletes
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.341 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.388 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 184 responses
Report
  • Best time of my life
    24%
  • Good
    19%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Family Atmoshpere
    3%

After Kent State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.189 responses

Reviews

3,944 reviews
  • Excellent
    562
  • Very Good
    1482
  • Average
    1556
  • Poor
    235
  • Terrible
    109
I have not yet had just a "bad" professor. They all seem super knowledgable with great credentials and history in the subject they are teaching on; even for GenEds. I took a Media/Journalism entry level class and the professor had worked for a newspaper and a recording company for years! He worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson, and some big name actors too. I am also a dance minor and one of my modern teachers who teaches the May O'Donnel technique which is a super old technique actually learned it from May herself. Every class is covered by someone who was and still may be very active in the field. They are full of connections and just good advice.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
I am currently in my third year of college. I go to Kent State University and I love the school! I am extremely happy with the campus, food, and the curriculum. One thing that I did not realize about my program, until after I arrived at college, was that it was accredited. I am in one of the harder more time consuming majors at this school and I find that I am enjoying all of it. I am an Architecture major and I stay late in studio until very early in the morning, and I feel very safe walking across campus by myself. I was not very sure about my choice of major until I had a moment of realization. I was sitting in class and I was watching everyone presenting their hard work, and as I watched professors and students critic I realized that I love it. The experience is invigorating, and it helped me understand that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. My professors so far have been extremely helpful and available for conciliation after classes. Attending Kent State was probably my best decision so far. I've learned so much, gained many relationships with friends and teachers, developed better time management skills, and learned how to live on my own. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Kent all over again. The program is wonderful, and many registered architects in this area attended Kent State and enjoy having their students work in their firms.
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
You Belong Here! Kent State University has something and someone for everyone. For the first 12 years of schooling, most students are used to the same faces, interact with the same skin color, and participate in activities that become very routine. Step foot on Kent State University's campus and you will immediately notice the diversity of students all joining one college for a common purpose-the experience. Whether you are a brainiac or simply attending to take your &quot;street smarts&quot; to new grounds this college offers not only great academic resources but extracurricular activities with new acquaintances to enjoy.
Kent State encourages all of their students, no matter their race, color, or background to strive together. They give each student the ability to receive a positive experience and a sense of belonging starting at day one until the tassel reaches the other side of the cap at graduation.
  • College Senior
  • Feb 20 2012