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Kent State University at Stark Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Kent State University at Stark, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the application fee costs $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Kent State University at Stark Admissions Stats at a Glance

Kent State University at Stark 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 6.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 94%
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Applying Early to Kent State University at Stark?

Kent State University at Stark 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.

Is Kent State University at Stark Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Kent State University at Stark is not competitive. Kent State University at Stark has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Kent State University at Stark accepted 96% of students, around 915 of the 956 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Kent State University at Stark, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

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

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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Kent State University at Stark

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 Stark Application Requirements

Double check with Kent State University at Stark's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

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

Students admitted to Kent State University at Stark have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 49.9% submitted a class rank. At Kent State University at Stark 6.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 22.44% were in the top 25% and 55.91% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Kent State University at Stark, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 49.9%
3.75 and 3.99 13.44%
3.50 and 3.74 14.03%
3.25 and 3.49 18.58%
3.00 and 3.24 12.06%
2.50 and 2.9 20.95%
2.00 and 2.49 11.07%

Kent State University at Stark does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Kent State University at Stark is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 6% of Kent State University at Stark's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 94% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

To be competitive with other Kent State University at Stark applicants, you should strive to earn between 815 and 1033 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kent State University at Stark 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1033 and 25% of scored lower than 815, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kent State University at Stark students scored 502.5 or higher and 75% of students scored 420 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kent State University at Stark students scored 532.5 or higher, and 75% scored a 420 or higher.

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

To be most competitive at Kent State University at Stark, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kent State University at Stark's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kent State University at Stark students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Kent State University at Stark

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

Kent State University at Stark Admissions FAQs

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

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

Does Kent State University at Stark accept transfer credits?

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

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Kent State University at Stark accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

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

What is Kent State University at Stark's acceptance rate?

Kent State University at Stark's acceptance rate is 96%.

Want To Learn More About Kent State University at Stark?

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Kent State University at Stark Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

96%

How hard is it to get into Kent State University at Stark? Kent State University at Stark is a open admission institution. The Kent State University at Stark acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.

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Kent State University at Stark Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kent State University at Stark is Continuous processing.

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

Kent State University at Stark ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Kent State University at Stark SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

815 - 1033

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Math SAT Range

398 - 503

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Reading SAT Range

420 - 533

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Kent State University at Stark GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.13

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kent State University at Stark, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.13. 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

4,952

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

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Application Deadline

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