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Kent State University Student Life

Kent State University is on a 953-acre campus in a suburban setting in Kent, Ohio, not far from Cleveland and Akron and Canton. Kent State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Kent State University also has fraternities and sororities..

The Kent State University community comes together each year for Blast Off, Homecoming and WinterBlast.

Does Kent State University Offer Student Housing?

Kent State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Kent State University students live off campus. In 2021, 17.8% of undergrads at Kent State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 82.2% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Kent State University. There are 5,898 spots available in on-campus housing for all 21,621 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,575 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Kent State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Kent State University Athletics

At Kent State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Kent State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Kent State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Kent State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Kent State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Kent State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Kent State University has campus police and fire department, electronic locks on computer labs, studios and laboratory research areas.

Plan a Visit to Kent State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Kent State University, take Interstate 76 to Kent, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Akron-Canton airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Kent State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Kent State University Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

75%

9%

4%

4%

3%

3%

2%

0.15%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

21,621

Graduate Students

5,398

Non-Resident / International Students

630

Kent State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

27,019

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,012

Out-of-State

$18,714

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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