KSU

Kent State University

800 E Summit St, Kent, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    1,273
  • Class Notes
    1,021
  • Textbook Notes
    120
  • Study Guides
    130
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,250
  • Previously Enrolled
    705

Overview of Kent State University (KSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:23,178
    • Men:9,063 (39.1%)
    • Women:14,115 (60.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (KSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kent State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 5190
City, State, Zip
Kent, OH  44242-0001
Phone
(330) 672-2444
Fax
(330) 672-2499
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 15,538 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 9,910 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 5,628 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,634 (41%) of 13,598 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,462 (39%) of 8,806 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,172 (45%) of 4,792 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 And Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (KSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,012|Out-of-state: $18,544
  • Room & Board: - $10,916 (69.5375207032743%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.644285896292521%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,582 (22.818193400433177%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kent State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003051
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,819 (89.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,950 (77.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,938 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
479 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,138
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,494 (50.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,807
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,259 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,872
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,392 (81.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
749 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,843

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,181 (77.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,488 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,426 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,574 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$10,715
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,625 (53.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,472
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,156 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,746
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 7,799 (62.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,905 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,348

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,790
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,140

Academics & Instruction (KSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,010

Part-Time Faculty


836

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,164,905

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kent State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.0%

Programs & Majors (KSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (92)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, fashion merchandising

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban Design, Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Health Care Design, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Technology, Master of Digital Sciences, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Business Analysis

Master's Programs of Study (101)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Design
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Illustration
  • Information Science
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Russian
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Design
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing

Campus Life (KSU)

Location & Geography

Population


29,807

Nearest Metropolitan Area


866 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Cleveland, Akron, Canton

Weather


Temperature
16.4 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Kent
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kent State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, black united students, running club, national society of leadership and success, kent inter-hall council, kent indian association

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


20,509

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
23,178
Women
14,115
Men
9,063

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 9.1% Black/African-American
  • 3.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.3% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


4.9% from 96 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,794

Student Resources (KSU)