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Reviews 3663 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love all my professors! As much as sometimes I want to pull all of my hair out because I get overwhelmed I still get excited to do something I love and very passionate about! I also loved joining TV2 as well!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I feel your job after college depends on what you want to do with your career and to show a great resume and some examples you have done previously to potential employers!

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel like it is a tiny probably at Kent state, but all we can do is teach them how to defend themselves.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Freshmen year was awesome for forming but once it got to sophomore year it felt as you lived there because you didn't want to pay for an apartment. It worked out great though so I am happy with campus housing.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I joined a sorority, but once you join you become this stereotype and that's not who I am. I felt like all of the sororitys are very cliquey.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I think our athletic are improving and I love going to some or most of the home games.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Kent state and everything about it! They have helped me become who I am today!

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Its a great place to get your education in what you are passionate about.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The most stressful part of college is deciding what courses and professors you should take. Luckily, Kent State makes that process a lot easier. Once every semester, you have required academic counseling with an adviser in your major. They look at your "road map" or GPS audit plan, which shows you all of the requirements for your degree. After you set up a mock schedule, all you need to do by yourself is register for classes online using the CRN code. There is no average class size at Kent. I have been in a lecture hall with over 130 people and I have also been in small classes of about 28 people. While registering for a course, you are able to see the maximum amount of students that will be in the class, that way you can choose if this section is right for you. As far as my professors, I have never yet experienced a bad one. I have had my share of favorites, but in general, they each present a great deal of knowledge and passion about the subject that they are teaching, and the use of technology in a lot of the lecture halls makes the course more entertaining. The courses and professors that I have worked with so far have really helped me to further my education.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The only experience that I have so far with the career services at Kent State is a presentation done by an employee during one of my FYE (First Year Experience) classes. She gave us booklets and showed us a Power Point on how they help students make that first step from college to career. Career services also help students who are undecided choose a major that fits with their lifestyle and interests. There are a lot of great internship opportunities at Kent, but unfortunately, I have not been able to participate in any of those thus far. A big reason that I chose Kent State is because their psychology program is nationally ranked within the top 100 best schools for social sciences and humanities. Kent also offers a handful of lab experiences to better prepare you for grad school. With the amount of endless opportunities, I believe that Kent State really does a great job at helping students succeed within their major and their career.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For my major, I'd say I've had some pretty great professors and some not-so-great ones. It happens. Different professors teaching styles are definitely not for everyone so do not base taking a class solely on a friend's opinion. Do your research. Core classes tend to have a lot of students say 300 or more . And the ones for your major may be a lot smaller.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As everyone always says, a degree is a degree and so long as you plan your post-grad work effectively you will surely get a good job. Definitely utilize internships to possibly land a job after getting your degree.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Generally, I'd say that campu is pretty safe. At least I've never had fear walking around campus late at night by myself. There is security but nothing dangerous ever really occurs on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some residence halls are obviously better/cleaner than others and some definitely have their pros and cons to them. In my opinion the nicest dorms are the centennials and Beall/Mcdowell. They are harder to get into but are so much nicer. Lake/Olson and Dunbar have no A/C but are still pretty nice. I lived in Prentice my freshman year and it can be pretty gross sometimes but it has a market and a cafe to make up for it. For freshman Eastway is by far the best place to live. It is super clean and very updated plus it has a market.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm currently in a sorority and honestly it's one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I've met my best friends through it and many other great friends from other chapters as well. It definitely helps you get more involved and gives you something to do depending on how active you want to be. I would highly recommend it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: From what I've seen, people are more for the football games than anything else followed by basketball. I feel like the rest of the athletics here can be overlooked at times but people still attend, just not as much as a football/basketball games

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a great atmosphere to be in and there's plenty of activities/events that go on on campus on a weekly basis. Greek life is great too if you're involved but, not a problem if you're not either. People are typically friendly. The only thing that I do not like too much about Kent is the fact that it's a Pepsi school and you definitely get tired of the food on campus especially if you live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: At Kent, we have these blue lights lit up across almost every area of the campus. If you feel unsafe, all you need to do is press the button and the campus police or security will find your location within a reasonable amount of time to escort you back to your residence hall. I generally feel safe on campus. I am a small female so wherever I go, I do feel somewhat anxious if I am alone in the night. The blue lights make me feel more comfortable. If there are any issues regarding safety or crime, the campus police take it very seriously and will work with you to solve the issue. We also receive text alerts and e-mails right away if there are safety concerns on campus or in the surrounding areas.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Wright Hall my first year, which is a part of the Tri Towers. The rooms were a great size compared to other dorms where my friends were staying. My favorite part about living in Wright Hall was being able to walk downstairs to Rosie's diner and market to purchase any food items I needed or sit down and have a meal with friends. I loved being able to stay in my building for dinner when the weather was undesirable. The only thing I disliked was the location. My classes were all the way on the other side of campus, but it was worth it to live in a decent sized dorm. The hall director and resident assistants were all very friendly, as well. They hosted a lot of events for residents, which I also enjoyed, because it helped residents become friends.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: During my first year at Kent State, I was able to travel with and work for the wrestling team. It was a great experience and I plan to continue working for them next semester. I also was able to work in the facilities department for a Sports Admin class I am currently enrolled in. Although I am a psychology major, I plan to enroll in a grad program specializing in sports and behavioral psychology. It is very easy to become involved within athletics on campus, even if you are not an athlete. I am the most nonathletic person you will ever meet, but I have truly become a part of the team. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in sports to become a part of the facilities program, because it is not only fun but it is also educational. In the fall, I will be working for the football team, the basketball team, and the wrestling team. It is great to have the experience of working alongside Division I athletes to gain some experience heading into grad school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I have only attended Kent State for one year, I have already made numerous connections with the faculty and various organizations. There really is something for everyone at this campus. At first, the college experience was pretty overwhelming because I came from a very small high school and I had no idea what to expect. I quickly became involved within volunteer programs, student organizations, and athletics. The best thing about Kent State is the diversity. I have met so many different people from around the country and the world. I also enjoyed the majority of my courses and each of my professors have presented a great deal of knowledge and passion about the subject matter, which made the course a lot more interesting and fun. I would choose Kent State University all over again simply because they practice what they preach. From my very first visit to the Kent campus to my last day of the semester, I have always felt like this place was a second home to me and the students wishes are top priority. I feel as if you do not have that experience at every college or university and I am forever proud to be "undeniably Kent State."

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like most of my classes. Professors have been great.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I have heard, it's pretty good.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nothing spectacular. Rooms are a good size.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in a frat, but from what I have heard, they suck. The parties are mostly just people involved with Greek life.


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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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