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Colleges / Kent State University

Kent State University

Kent, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About Kent State

Kent State University is a public, state school in the suburb of Kent, Ohio. Kent State was founded in 1910. The college enrolls around 26,597 students per year, including 21,133 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Kent State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Kent State. In 2022, Kent State accepted 87% of applicants. In 2022, 17,359 out of 19,881 total applicants were accepted.

Kent State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%

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Kent State University is locatedin the town of Kent, Ohio, near the city of Cleveland and Akron and Canton.

If you want to see Kent State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 76 to Kent, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Akron-Canton.

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College Info

P.O. Box 5190 Kent, OH 44242-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Kent State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kent State is Aug 1.

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

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

Kent State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Kent State Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kent State is like? There are approximately 26,597 students enrolled at Kent State, including 21,133 undergraduate students and 5,464 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from OH and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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