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Kent State University
Kent, OH
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 23,684
   Women 14,416 (60.9%)
   Men 9,268 (39.1%)
Graduate Students 6,227
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 85% of 16,145 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math 529 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 527 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $20,732
Out-of-state: $29,096
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,012
Out-of-state: $18,376
  Room and Board $10,720
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $11,097
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 962
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 24% 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
Kent Population 29,807
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland, Akron, Canton
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 28% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Golden Eagle
Sororities 10% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.9% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students 5.0% from 78 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 46.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported