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Kent State University

Kent State University

Kent State University

Introduction

Kent State University

At Kent State University, people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Here, you’ll find world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors, alumni leaders in business, healthcare, education, and beyond, and students unafraid to break the mold and push boundaries.

Kent State University is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State also holds the esteemed distinction of being one of only five institutions in Ohio to be recognized as an elite research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

  • Kent State is classified as an institution with very high research activity
  • More than 2,700 full-time and part-time faculty from 6 continents
  • More than 150 national and international institutions represented in faculty numbers
  • 5th in US for number of startup companies formed and patents issued per $1 million in expenditures
  • Affordable tuition + international student scholarships

Campus Features

Kent State offers on-campus housing and there are plenty off-campus apartments that are available for students.

Kent State is a big residential school with 24 residence hall on campus. While living in an environment that promotes safety, students also benefit from the opportunity to learn about other cultures and lifestyles, form lifelong friendships and make lasting memories.

The concepts of self-respect and respect for others, tolerance of and celebration of diversity, ethical behavior and personal growth are fostered via staff intervention, community-based educational and social programs and the expectation that hall residents hold one another accountable.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Kent State University welcomes students from around the world!

    Every year, we award over $3 million in merit-based scholarships to our international students. Scholarships are free aid that can help you pay for your degree, especially if you have a strong academic background.

    As an international student, you’re qualified for many of the Kent State scholarships:

    • Undergraduate (Freshmen and transfer students): Global Scholarship
    • Freshmen Only: International Freshman Scholarship
    • Graduate: Graduate Assistantships

    Our Scholarship Search Checklist for International Students offers a comprehensive list by college and campus and provides tips to help increase your chances of receiving aid.

    If you’re interested in pursuing funding opportunities offered at Kent State, please contact the institute's Office of Global Education. Apply to KSU and find the financial aid you need!

    Campus Life & Facilities

    At Kent State University, people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Here, you’ll find world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors, alumni leaders in business, healthcare, education and beyond, and students unafraid to break the mold and push boundaries.

    Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report.

    With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

    Kent is Ohio’s rising college town! There’s plenty to see and do within easy walking distance of the Kent Campus. If you are looking for a hot shot of espresso with a pastry, a quick lunch, or a luxurious dinner with friends, downtown Kent has it all. There’s always something fun happening including live music, festivals, comedy shows, college sports and more. From yoga studios, financial institutions, auto care and shopping, you’ll find everything you need in Kent.

    The city of Kent has approximately 28,000 residents and is ideally situated in Northeast Ohio. We enjoy all four seasons through the year: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Kent is accessible from neighboring Akron/Canton and Cleveland airports. Check the video below for a virtual tour of downtown Kent!

    Kent State University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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    Locations

    • Kent

      800 E Summit St, 44242, Kent

    • Ashtabula

      Ashtabula, USA

    • Trumbull

      Trumbull, USA

    • Tuscarawas

      Tuscarawas, USA

    • Geauga County

      Geauga County, USA

    • North Canton

      North Canton, USA

    • Salem

      Salem, USA

    • Twinsburg

      Twinsburg, USA

    • Warren

      Warren, USA

    • East Liverpool

      East Liverpool, USA

    • New Philadelphia

      New Philadelphia, USA

    • Kent

      East Summit Street, 800, 44240, Kent

    Questions