23,178
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,715
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
87
87%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
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Overview

Kent State University is a University institution located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 161 Michael Schwartz Center
Admissions Office
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Mr. Christopher Buttenschon
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Email: cbuttens@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2444
Fax: 330-672-2499

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,538
Applied
13,598
Accepted
23,178
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

9,910
Females Applied
8,806
Females Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,628
Males Applied
4,792
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.38
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 23 21 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,012
In-state
18,714
Out-of-state
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Fees

11,362
Room & board
7,080
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,715
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,138
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
17,325
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,664
Avg. Loan Aid
5,348
Avg. Grant Aid
5,472
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

23,178
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.59%
Black or African American 8.64%
White or Caucasian 74.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 1.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.87%
Other 2.64%

Gender

Male (39.1%)
Female (60.9%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Blast Off, Homecoming and FlashFest

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Black United Students, Running Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Kent Inter-hall Council and Kent Indian Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
campus police and fire department, electronic locks on computer labs, studios and laboratory research areas

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
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Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,846
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,010
Part-time - 836
Male - 825
Female - 1,021