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Kent State University at Salem Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Kent State University at Salem, the regular decision application deadline is December 15 and the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Kent State University at Salem by September 1.

Applying Early to Kent State University at Salem?

Kent State University at Salem does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Kent State University at Salem

Kent State University at Salem is anot competitive school to get into. Kent State University at Salem evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Kent State University at Salem accepted 98% of all applicants., around 239 of the 245 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Kent State University at Salem, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to radiological technology, human services programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What's Most Important to Get In to Kent State University at Salem?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Kent State University at Salem

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Kent State University at Salem Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Kent State University at Salem must submit the following items. Double check with Kent State University at Salem's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kent State University at Salem?

Students admitted to Kent State University at Salem have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82.61% submitted a class rank. At Kent State University at Salem 6.32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 21.05% were in the top 25% and 52.63% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Kent State University at Salem, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 82.61%
3.75 and 3.99 16.67%
3.50 and 3.74 19.3%
3.25 and 3.49 10.53%
3.00 and 3.24 15.79%
2.50 and 2.9 20.18%
2.00 and 2.49 7.89%
Kent State University at Salem does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kent State University at Salem does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 2% of Kent State University at Salem's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 85% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Kent State University at Salem?

To be competitive with other Kent State University at Salem applicants, you should strive to earn between 978 and 1013 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kent State University at Salem 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1013 and 25% of scored lower than 978, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kent State University at Salem students scored 505 or higher and 75% of students scored 487.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kent State University at Salem students scored 522.5 or higher, and 75% scored a 487.5 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Kent State University at Salem?

To be most competitive at Kent State University at Salem, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kent State University at Salem's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kent State University at Salem students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to Kent State University at Salem

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Kent State University at Salem.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Kent State University at Salem during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Kent State University at Salem Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kent State University at Salem?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kent State University at Salem.

Does Kent State University at Salem accept transfer credits?

Kent State University at Salem accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kent State University at Salem accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Kent State University at Salem accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Kent State University at Salem accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kent State University at Salem?

Kent State University at Salem. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Kent State University at Salem Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

98%

How hard is it to get into Kent State University at Salem? Kent State University at Salem is a open admission institution. The Kent State University at Salem acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.

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Kent State University at Salem Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 Continuous processing.

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

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

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16 to 21

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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Kent State University at Salem SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

978 - 1013

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Math SAT Range

495 - 505

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Reading SAT Range

488 - 523

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Kent State University at Salem GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.18

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kent State University at Salem, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.18. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,732

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,664

Out-of-State

$14,366

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 15
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