Kent State University

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world rank  255

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University Overview

Established in 1910, Kent State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Kent (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ohio. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Burton, Salem, Jackson Township, Warren, New Philadelphia. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Kent State University (KSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Kent State University (KSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 110 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym KSU
Founded 1910
Motto Excellence in Action
Colours Navy blue and gold

University Location

Address 800 East Summit Street
Kent
44240 Ohio
United States
Tel +1 (330) 672 3000
Fax +1 (330) 672 2499
Other locations Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Burton, Salem, Jackson Township, Warren, New Philadelphia

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 5190
Kent
(330) 672 2444
800 988 5368

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Kent State University's Library
Kent State University at Kent's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,400,721 physical volumes, 121,131 physical media, 63,591 digital/electronic medium and 498 licensed digital/electronic databases. Kent State University at Kent's library has 5 branches.
Housing Yes
Kent State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,493 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Ohio
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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