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Kent State University

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Kent State University is a public research university in Kent, Ohio. The university was founded in the year 1910 with the motive to provide world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors.

Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as a premier university in Ohio. The involvement of students, faculty, staff, parents, families, and the Kent State community gives the perspective to the future development of our students.

The most popular majors at the University are Nursing, Psychology, and Business with the student population of 28,122.

The university depends on private support to ensure student success, expand breakthrough research, and provide contemporary, enhance academic excellence and innovation, high-tech facilities for learning, study, and research.

Moreover, it has earned approval for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves and society as a whole through an extensive array of continuing education courses and helping the students to push boundaries to achieve academic success.

An investment in Kent State University at Kent, whether it is for student scholarships, academic program support, intercollegiate athletics, or facilities, they will make sure that the university honors its commitment to providing the highest quality education to the many talented students it serves.

KSU is recognized and has got its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer various degree programs.

Location & Contact






Executive Office 2nd Floor Library


As per the Forbes list, it has attained the following rankings - 

  • 13- Best Employers For Diversity
  • 630- Top Colleges 2019
  • 240- In Public Colleges
  • 250- In Research Universities
  • 159- In the Midwest
  • 46- Best Employers for Women
  • 170- America’s Best Midsize Employers 2017

As noted above, the university will gladly help the students to determine the best method for the students that will lead to the overall transformation.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st May

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1030 - 1210



  • ACT Range

    20 - 25

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Kent State University at Kent typically accepts those students who have a "B+" average and Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class. The admissions at KSU is simple and easy to help eligible students easily get into the university.

The university acknowledges applications for the fall semester from August through July before classes begin. The institution offers a distinctive blend of teaching, research, and creative excellence that helps the students to explore the opportunities at the university.

An applicant has to maintain the SAT/ACT range of 1030-1210 or 20-25 and decent academic records that need to be sent to the admissions department of the university no later than May of every academic year to get into Kent.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The yearly rundown cost to go to Kent State University at Kent on a full-time basis for 2018/2019 is $25,886. This expense includes $10,312 for tuition costs instate and $19,014 for outstate, $1,200 for books and supplies for instate and $10,916 for outstate and $3,458 for other expenses for both instate and outstate. 

It is advised to have an in-depth knowledge of all the factors that are invested in the annual cost to attend university so that students can plan for their expenses.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    550 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    305 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    301 Graduates

  • Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

    286 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    284 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    213 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    207 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    188 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    284 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    213 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    207 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    188 Graduates

  • Public Health

    183 Graduates

  • Marketing

    160 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    143 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    142 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    141 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    132 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    115 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    105 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    103 Graduates

  • Education, General

    87 Graduates

  • Journalism

    83 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    82 Graduates

  • Air Transportation

    79 Graduates

  • Architecture

    73 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    71 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    71 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    70 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    69 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    66 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    59 Graduates

  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

    59 Graduates

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

    57 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    55 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    52 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    50 Graduates

  • Zoology/Animal Biology

    49 Graduates

  • Computer Systems Analysis

    48 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    48 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    47 Graduates

  • Industrial Engineering

    47 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    47 Graduates

  • Teaching English or French as a Sec...

    42 Graduates

  • Construction Management

    36 Graduates

  • Business/Managerial Economics

    35 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    30 Graduates

  • History

    29 Graduates

  • Legal Support Services

    26 Graduates

  • Sociology

    26 Graduates

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

    22 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    20 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    18 Graduates

  • Music

    18 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    18 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    18 Graduates

  • General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

    17 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    17 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    17 Graduates

  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and A...

    16 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    15 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    14 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    11 Graduates

  • Engineering Technology, General

    10 Graduates

  • Biotechnology

    9 Graduates

  • Dance

    9 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    9 Graduates

  • Physics

    8 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    7 Graduates

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

    7 Graduates

  • Mental and Social Health Services a...

    3 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    3 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    2 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    2 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    2 Graduates

  • American Sign Language

    2 Graduates

  • Botany/Plant Biology

    1 Graduates

  • International Business

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

83% / 17%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$59,480 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,870/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Golden Flashes

School Colors

navy blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-American Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country

Field Hockey






Track and Field


Campus Security

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,706 per year. The average meal plan at KSUK costs around $3,870 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 38% and 62%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$16,329 - $33,250

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$169 - $345

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


A degree from Kent State University is an investment in your future. The Financial Aid Office helps the students to make a degree from Kent State an affordable option for students and families, regardless of family income.

The department guides the applicants through the financial aid process. They award the students with different scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid and the students receiving such aids have to meet a net price of $17,552 for the scholastic year 2018-2019.

More than 93 percent of Kent State's freshmen had received some form of financial assistance in the previous academic year.

The candidate has to fill in the FAFSA and receive their Student Aid Report to determine their eligibility and financial position.

Kent State University federal school code is 003051.

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