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Kent State University at Kent Overview

Kent State University at Kent is a public institution situated in Kent, Ohio. The suburban atmosphere of Kent makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Kent State University at Kent Known For?

19,108 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,807 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Kent State.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of the faculty were full-time.

Kent State University at Kent Rankings

College Factual ranked Kent State as #804 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #34 out of 80 schools in Ohio.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Kent State has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Kent State

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 428
Best Colleges for International Students 464
Best Colleges for the Money 522
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 609
Best Colleges 804
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,349

Where Is Kent State University at Kent?

Location of Kent State University at Kent

Contact details for Kent State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Executive Office, 2Nd Floor Library, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-3000
Website: www.kent.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kentstate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kentstate

How Do I Get Into Kent State?

You can apply to Kent State online at: https://www.kent.edu/admissions

Admission Requirements for Kent State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Kent State?

88% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 88%, Kent State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to Kent State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
Kent State received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 21 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Kent State University at Kent?

$17,807 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
9.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Kent State is $17,807. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kent State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,088 $15,053 $18,517 $20,361 $20,570

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Kent State, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,589 a year. That adds up to $30,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kent State is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Kent State University at Kent Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,108 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,178 undergraduate students at Kent State, with 19,108 being full-time and 4,070 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kent State

There are also 5,794 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,108 full-time undergraduates at Kent State, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kent State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kent State University at Kent students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kent State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 316
Black or African American 1,656
Hispanic or Latino 714
White 14,136
International Students 1,023
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,263

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Kent State University at Kent. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 99 countries are represented at Kent State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Kent State University at Kent

3,953 Took All Classes Online
15,070 Took At Least One Class Online
2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 23 master’s degree programs available online at Kent State. In 2017-2018, 15,070 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kent State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Kent State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kent State University at Kent was 2.7%. This is the #1,842 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kent State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kent State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 43%
Education 4%
Educational Assessment 58%
Geography & Cartography 24%
Instructional Media Design 33%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 21%
Management Information Systems 67%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 60%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 80%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 75%
Psychology 4%
Public Administration 20%
Public Administration & Social Service 20%
Special Education 9%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kent State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Kent State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Education Philosophy #4
General Architecture #5
Architecture & Related Services #10
Journalism #15
Educational Assessment #17
Medical Illustration & Informatics #24
Library & Information Science #41
Information Science #45
Library Science #54
Public Administration #82
Public Health #89
General Education #93
Communication & Journalism #131
Special Education #165
Teacher Education Subject Specific #170
Public Administration & Social Service #179
Educational Administration #217
Teacher Education Grade Specific #236
Computer & Information Sciences #342
Criminal Justice & Corrections #347
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #394
Nursing #406

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kent State University at Kent Majors

In 2017-2018, Kent State University at Kent awarded 10,930 undergraduate degrees and 3,670 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 113 21 0
Air Transportation 0 89 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 0
American Sign Language 0 12 0 0
Anthropology 0 23 7 0
Applied Mathematics 0 5 7 2
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 2 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 34 0 0
Biotechnology 0 10 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 4 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 295 53 7
Business/Managerial Economics 0 44 12 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 3 4
Chemistry 0 29 9 18
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 13 3
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 2 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 35 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 2 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 221 9 2
Communication Sciences 0 52 38 8
Computer Engineering Technology 0 1 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 63 39 0
Computer Science 0 101 29 8
Computer Systems Analysis 0 56 0 0
Construction Management 0 49 0 0
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 10 2 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 193 21 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 14 13
Dance 0 4 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 226 4 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 32 22 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 37 6 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 2 5
Education Philosophy 0 0 3 5
Educational Administration 0 0 69 11
Educational Assessment 0 0 8 4
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 36 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 2 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 152 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 50 11 0
General Architecture 0 89 49 0
General Biology 0 141 4 0
General Education 0 96 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 1 31 0
General English Literature 0 70 3 1
General Psychology 0 335 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 16 13 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 25 10 2
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 146 25 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 51 0 0
History 0 37 6 5
Hospitality Management 0 57 9 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 127 2 0
Human Resource Management 0 8 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 55 0 0
Information Science 0 0 70 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 24 0
International Relations & National Security 0 18 0 0
International Studies 0 1 0 0
Journalism 0 74 40 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 8 0
Legal Support Services 0 29 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 146 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 197 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 8 24 7
Management Information Systems 0 0 3 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 10 0
Marketing 0 220 0 0
Mathematics 0 28 6 4
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 1 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 31 0
Music 0 17 18 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 20 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 1 4
Nursing 0 482 156 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 4 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 12 0 0
Philosophy 0 11 1 0
Physics 0 13 4 11
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 10 8
Podiatry 0 0 0 105
Political Science & Government 0 69 1 2
Public Administration 0 0 25 0
Public Health 0 165 93 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 80 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 57 0 3
Recreation Administration 0 20 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 7 0
Romance Languages 0 11 1 0
Sociology 0 38 6 4
Special Education 0 62 26 3
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 297 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 20 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 192 32 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 114 107 1
Teaching English or French 0 19 11 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 7 0
Writing Studies 0 0 5 0
Zoology 0 52 0 0
Total 0 10,930 3,084 586

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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