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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I love the diversity we have on campus, there is a little bit of eveything

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a nice balance between guys and girls. There is a little bit of everyone. It is diverse.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: My school consists of mostly girls and they are normally good looking and friendly. Guys are mostly friendly too.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Student groups and functions are easy to find

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at school are mostly nice and easy to talk to.

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Much has been said about the "hookup culture" on college campuses. Kent State is no exception to this trend, evolution, triumph, or travesty (depending on how you look at it). However, mourning the dating game is not in order. There are plenty of students in, seeking, or open to exclusive relationships. In short, dating is not dead. The romantic and sexual lives of students vary depending on their interests. Because of the diversity of the student population, it’s difficult to paint a picture of a typical male or female Kent State student. Current stereotypes aren’t definitive, and the classics may no longer be applicable. She owns at least one pair of leggings, maybe even jeggings, and he’ll wear that sweater from Mom––if not because he appreciates it, then because he knows the ladies do. And that’s about as standard as it gets. You’ll find many types of girls and just as many types of guys, because again, the student population is diverse. 

It may be a notable statistic that there are more female students than male students (it's about a 3-to-2 ratio), but with as large a number of students as there are at Kent State, that fact is not as noticeable as one might expect.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
58%
Male Undergrads
42%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
At the on-campus Women's Clinic, women can get prescriptions for birth control, birth control counseling, and prescriptions for morning-after pills or emergency contraception. Most birth control is available at contract pricing, making it more affordable for students.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Class
  2. Dormitories
  3. Student organizations
  4. Recreation center
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. House parties
  2. Dormitories
  3. Bars
Social Scene
There is a mix of social options to suit the diverse interests of the student body. There are parties every weekend and plenty of them. Most first-years get caught up in the excitement of the party scene, but increasingly, older students tend to favor the bar scene or small parties with a few friends. Whatever your interests, there are things to do and plenty of people to meet.
Hookups or Relationships?
Most of freshman year is dedicated to hooking up, or trying to, but by the end of their second year, many have started to settle down. Some will continue to hook up for much longer, and some start serious relationships much earlier. In short, there's a healthy mix of hookups and relationships, and those looking for either should be able to find what they seek.
Dress Code
Style on campus is diverse, to say the least. Girls either have their own unique way of dressing, or the standard leggings/UGGs/North Face combination that's pervaded many a campus. For guys, jeans are pretty standard, but the fits vary from baggy to slim and then some. Whether you want to blend in or stand out, there's ample opportunity to do so at Kent.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 127 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 126 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 142 responses

  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% None
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 41 responses

  • 24% Parties
  • 17% Class
  • 17% Dormitories
  • 16% Student organizations
  • 13% Recreation center
  • 6% Tri-Towers
  • 3% Commuter student here...I didn't go looking
  • 3% Through friends
  • 1% The bars

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 47 responses

  • 26% Live in the dorms
  • 23% Join a student group / Greek Life
  • 23% Classes
  • 19% Friends are everywhere
  • 3% Fraternity Parties
  • 3% Walk up to a group of people
  • 3% Through friends
  • 1% On-Campus Jobs

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 49 responses

  • 50% It really depends, we have a wide variety
  • 36% Typical students work hard but have fun, too.
  • 6% Lazy
  • 4% The typical student is hard working and dedicated.
  • 2% Artistic community with a variety of students
  • 2% The school is so big I couldn't generalize.

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 36% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 64% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 142 responses

  • 35% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 56% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 6% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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