Kent State University

3,868 reviews
  1. Kent, OH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
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

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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
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.184 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.183 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 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 88 responses
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  • It really depends, we have a wide variety
    45%
  • Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
    35%
  • The school is so big I couldn't generalize.
    9%
  • Lazy
    3%
  • The typical student is hard working and dedicated.
    3%
  • Artistic community with a variety of students
    1%
  • Athletes
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.257 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.296 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Good
    22%
  • Best time of my life
    20%
  • Fun
    20%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Stressful
    8%
  • Expensive
    6%
  • Boring on weekends, Suitcase Campus
    4%

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%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.82 responses

Reviews

3,868 reviews
  • Excellent
    541
  • Very Good
    1427
  • Average
    1532
  • Poor
    235
  • Terrible
    109
Kent State University is a great college to figure who you are as a person and a place to pursue your dreams and aspirations. There are many different opportunities and benefits of attending Kent State such as the athletics, safety, and most importantly academics. The campus is very beautiful and mostly everything is easy to find. A great beneficial tool Kent State University uses is the Kent State mobile app which helps you look for buildings your classes are in, dining options, your grades, and class schedules. Overall, Kent State University is an excellent place to go and experience the college life you have always wanted.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
I like how some of the professors care and how everyone tries to get you involved within the campus. There are many opportunities and great people here at Kent State University.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
I haven't actually started school yet. However, I've sat in a few classes and met a lot of the students. Everyone is so friendly and approachable. It really feels like home there. I'm african american and 95% of the students I met were white. Even so they were very friendly and I didn't feel like an odd ball at all compared to my high school. I'm very excited to start school in August.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago