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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.

Web Sitewww.kent.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students23,684
   Women14,416 (60.9%)
   Men9,268 (39.1%)
Graduate Students6,227

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate85% of 16,145 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.38
SAT Math529 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading527 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing506 average
440-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-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 Met62%
Average Freshman Award$11,097
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$33,234

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
962
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Kent Population29,807
Nearest Metropolitan AreaCleveland, Akron, Canton
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 28% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotGolden Eagle
Sororities10% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students5.0% from 78 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
46.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.32 3.39 646 588 24
Low 1.71 1.71 490 450 12
High 4.00 4.70 750 730 30
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Kent's National Public Radio Station, WKSU-FM, has been ranked the most-listened-to public radio station.

• KSU's athletic teams, the Golden Flashes, sponsor a club for kids, who receive a t-shirt, pizza parties, admission to nontournament events, and "much, much more."

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