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Kent State University at Salem

Salem, OH 2-Year Public

About Kent State University at Salem

Kent State University at Salem is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Salem, OH, less than an hour from Youngstown.

Founded in 1966, the institution currently enrolls around 1,732 students a year, including 1,729 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Kent State University at Salem

Acceptance rate: 98%

Average GPA: 3.18

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: December 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

Kent State University at Salem Acceptance Rate

It is noncompetitive to get into Kent State University at Salem. The acceptance rate at Kent State University at Salem is 98 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Kent State University at Salem is 3.18 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Kent State University at Salem a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kent State University at Salem, around 55 percent return for their sophomore year.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $37,353 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Kent State University at Salem sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Kent State University at Salem a good school for YOU?

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December 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Kent State University at Salem by September 1.

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College Info

2491 State Route 45 South Salem, OH 44460-9412

Campus Setting: Rural

Kent State University at Salem Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kent State University at Salem is Dec 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kent State University at Salem is Dec 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kent State University at Salem ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

17 to 21

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kent State University at Salem is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Kent State University at Salem. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kent State University at Salem SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

870 - 870

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Math SAT Range

450 - 450

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 450

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

870 and Above

Good

870 to 870

Avg

870 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kent State University at Salem students is 870. Applicants with SAT scores of 870 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kent State University at Salem, while applicants with SAT scores between 870 to 870 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 870 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kent State University at Salem.

Kent State University at Salem Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,664

In State

$14,366

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,664
$14,366
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kent State University at Salem is like? There are approximately 1,646 students enrolled at Kent State University at Salem. 59% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from OH and 3% percent of students are from other states.

59%

Full Time

41%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,646

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,664

Out-of-State

$14,366

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 15
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