Kent State, founded in 1910, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Fine and Professional Arts, and the School of Nursing. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Kent, northeast of Akron.

Website: www.kent.edu/

Public
Co-ed
23,178
Undergraduate
Students
(60.9%) 14,115 Women
(39.1%) 9,063 Men
5,794
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 15,538 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,306
Out-of-state: $35,008
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,012
Out-of-state: $18,714
Room and Board
$11,362
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$11,138
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,790
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,010
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Kent Population
29,807
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, Akron, Canton
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Eagle
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
4.9% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 5190
City, State, Zip
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone
(330) 672-2444
Fax
(330) 672-2499
E-mail
admissions@kent.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 15,538 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 9,910 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 5,628 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,634 (41%) of 13,598 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,462 (39%) of 8,806 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,172 (45%) of 4,792 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.38
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
35%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,306
Out-of-state: $35,008
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,012
Out-of-state: $18,714
Room and Board
$11,362
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,582
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@kent.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003051
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,819 (89.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,950 (77.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,938 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
479 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,138
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,494 (50.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,807
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,259 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,872
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,392 (81.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
749 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,843

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
15,181 (77.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
12,488 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,426 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,574 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$10,715
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,625 (53.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,472
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,156 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,746
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,799 (62.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,905 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,348

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,790
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,140
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, fashion merchandising
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,010
Part-Time Faculty
836
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,164,905
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Geographic Information Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Science in Business Analysis

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Design
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Illustration
  • Information Science
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Russian
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Design
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Japanese
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Rhetoric
  • Russian
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Kent Population
29,807
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, Akron, Canton
Campus Size
866 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.4 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Kent
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
campus police and fire department, electronic locks on computer labs, studios and laboratory research areas

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer    
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, black united students, running club, national society of leadership and success, kent inter-hall council, kent indian association
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
23,178
Women
14,115 (60.9%)
Men
9,063 (39.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
20,509
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students.
4.9% from 96 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5,794

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
52.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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