Kent State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Kent State University
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Kent State University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Kent State University are not highly selective, as over 80% of applicants are admitted each year. To apply, prospective students need to submit an online application, test scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and a small application fee. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the admissions office, and/or to stop by the campus for a tour and interview.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Kent State University Description:

The main campus of Kent State University is located in Kent, Ohio, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland. Aside from the main campus, Kent State has seven regional campuses that enroll another 12,000 students. Business Administration, Nursing and Psychology are the most popular majors at Kent State, but the university's general strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

The university has an active Greek system. In athletics, the Kent State Golden Flashes compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 30,067 (23,607 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,012 (in-state); $18,376 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,720
  • Other Expenses: $3,582
  • Total Cost: $25,514 (in-state); $33,878 (out-of-state)

Kent State University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,132
    • Loans: $7,753

Academic Programs:

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Gymnastics, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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