If you are considering submitting an applicationto Kent State University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.
Kent State University 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.
Getting into Kent State University is moderately difficult. Kent State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Kent State University accepted 84% of all applicants., around 15,269 of the 18,085 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Kent State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to architecture, teacher education, fashion design and fashion merchandising, interior design, nursing, 6-year medical programs is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Kent State University must submit the following items. Double check with Kent State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Kent State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 53.83% submitted a class rank. At Kent State University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44.54% were in the top 25% and 78.98% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Kent State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.8%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.53%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10.41%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.03%|
|Kent State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Kent State University is 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, 30% of Kent State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 81% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Kent State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kent State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kent State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kent State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Kent State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kent State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kent State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Kent State University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Kent State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Kent State University?
Students who are admitted to Kent State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Kent State University accept transfer credits?
Kent State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kent State University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Kent State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Kent State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Kent State University?
No, Kent State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Kent State University? Kent State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Kent State University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kent State University is May 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kent State University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kent State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Kent State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Kent State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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.
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