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Kent State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Kent State University

Kent State University

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Kent State University Description:

The main campus of Kent State University is located in Kent, Ohio, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland. Aside from the main campus, Kent State has seven regional campuses that enroll another 12,000 students. Business Administration, Nursing and Psychology are the most popular majors at Kent State, but the university's general strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The university has an active Greek system. In athletics, the Kent State Golden Flashes compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,602 (22,436 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 82% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,672 (in-state); $17,632 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,420 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,176
  • Other Expenses: $4,670
  • Total Cost: $24,938 (in-state); $32,898 (out-of-state)

Kent State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,349
    • Loans: $7,074

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Engineering, English, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Kent State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.kent.edu/president/mission-statement.cfm

"The mission of Kent State University is to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community. As an eight-campus educational system, Kent State offers a broad array of academic programs to engage students in diverse learning environments that educate them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship and productive careers."

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