At Kent State, students' academic careers are primarily dependent on their commitment to and passion for their studies. For motivated students, there are limitless possibilities. Many programs are recognized as some of the best in the state or country, and in recent years, the University's reputation among the academic world has been substantially developed. If anything, the University's academics are undervalued, which may have to do with its relatively young age in comparison to similar institutions. Some professors are great, and some are not. While most students will encounter a professor that they feel needs torn apart in a course evaluation, most professors are well-liked, and there are some real gems. Students at Kent who take an active interest in their education are much more apt to appreciate their professors—even those they disagree with. Every student is likely to encounter at least one incredibly passionate and inspiring professor—these can become mentors, as well as great resources while searching for internships and field experience later in your college career. Accessibility varies by professor, but most are dedicated and more than willing to offer guidance and assistance outside of class. Utilize office hours-—they're a great way to show your professor that you care about your education.
In summation, earnest individuals with a desire to learn will be challenged at Kent State. Those who actively seek the easiest courses and rarely bother to show up to them might be able to get by, but the value of their education will be rendered effectively insignificant. But for eager students, there is stimulating coursework, rousing professors, and an environment where academians can thrive. You just have to seek it out.