YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 3892 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
close
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The teacher do their best to help you find what you want to do and to help you find some where to go if they cannot help you.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Kent does a good job of keeping everyone informed of events happening on campus and how to stay safe incase of an emergency.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: All of the dorms are on campus which makes it easier to get to class and they are all close to the dining halls and make it easy to get to events being held also.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are lots of options available for students and they are very accepting. Non-greeks do not care if you are not apart of anything, just want everyone to have a good time.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Students do not really support varsity sports unless we are doing well in the season. If not they don't care and will not show up.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The teachers really care about getting students into careers that fit them and what they want from life.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus can be best described as interesting. Its eventful and at the same time it is also very relaxed. Living in the dorms is awesome because it forces you to have those memorable awkward moments with your roommate and people also living in the same dorms. It also forces you to be involved in a social atmosphere as well. I think that even though the cost may be a little on the higher end, for your first year it is the best option to live on campus. When living on campus in dorms, food is convenient, as well as friends and being near all of your classes.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is incorporated all throughout the school. The members are very inviting and Greek social events are always known about. Greek life is encouraged by members and even by the faculty here at Kent State. The general population looks at those who are in Greek life as they would look at anyone else who is involved in any group or activity. Greek housing is near campus and from my understanding housing for them is easily available.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students participating in athletics is very common around school. The recreational center is always very busy and those who are there are always inviting more people in to play along. Often there will be people outside on campus playing some sort of sport when the weather is permitting. Students are very involved with sports. The Kent State sports teams work very hard and they have a lot of potential to perform very well. Going into each game, the fans always are proudly cheering for our team and have faith that our team always can come out on top. The school spirit is crazy, everyone bleeds for the blue and gold. The facilities are great, it allows for a great overall athletic experience and provides all equipment needed for the best overall experience.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Kent State University has been such an incredible overall experience. The transition from high school to living as a college student at school has been one of the most dramatic, yet exciting experiences that I have gone through. The campus life, and the community around here, is so friendly and warming and I am very grateful that i get to be a part of it. Kent State has a very diverse group of individuals which makes it much easier to meet all different kinds of people, who all share the same school pride and have common goals. Kent State is a very goal oriented school and cares about their students success. I would choose this school again because of the beautiful campus, the close knit community, and the engaging atmosphere.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe that my courses are teaching me what they are setting out to teach. The variety of class options is completely dependent on what program you're in. I'm in a fairly competitive program and don't get much leeway when it comes to picking courses, but I know that the friends I have in other programs didn't have the same issue. There are some big courses and some small courses, but really I think everything is pretty much how the college advertised it would be.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus has police that respond very quickly to anything they're called in for, and the city of Kent has their own police force in town. I walk around campus during the middle of the night by myself all the time and have never once felt threatened. Even if I had, there's an abundance of police call buttons dotting campus as well as an escort service available at night for those who don't feel safe enough to walk back to their dorms alone.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm in one of the nicer dorms on campus, but the room is fantastic. It's near all of my classes and much nicer than the dorms of my friends who attend other colleges. I had randomly assigned roommates my freshman year, and while I know everybody isn't as lucky, the three of us got along fantastically and didn't have any disagreements. The room had a private bathroom that was cleaned by staff members weekly, there were plenty of washers and dryers one floor up, and enough lounges in the building that you could always find a quiet place to study.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Neither myself nor any of my friends have ever attended a football game or any other major sporting event. I don't know much about sports, but a lot of people complain that the teams aren't very good. On the other hand, there are always tons of people out on the student green playing pick up games and the rec center is very nice. So for the individual students I'd say that the athletics are pretty okay, even if the big college teams aren't the best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enrolled in the school only having visited once, and after arriving at the school for classes it ended up being a pleasant surprise. The campus is nice, the food is good, the school is less expensive than my other options were, and my program is teaching me what it's supposed to. There isn't much in the way of school spirit when it comes to sporting events but that doesn't particularly bother me. The only real downside is that the student body is huge and it's a little too easy to get lost in the crowd, but that can be fixed by going out and joining clubs/activities. Overall I'm more happy about my college choice than I expected to be.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: I Don't Party I like to Study .

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: ITS A VERY SAFE CAMPUS

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Aerial Photo of KSU
Aerial Photo of KSU
Aerial Photo of KSU Aerial Photo of KSU

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Kent State University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!