Top Ten Facts That Prospective Graduate Applicants Should Know About Kent State... Number Nine
Kent is a small university town, with inexpensive housing, low crime, and quality public schools (often important for graduate students with young children). To the west and north lie suburban areas that can be considered the edges of Akron and Cleveland, while to the east lies the mostly rural environment of Portage County.
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics report, Kent State is ranked among the safest campuses in Ohio, based on the number of reported crimes. The university has been listed as the safest campus in Ohio six of the last ten years. Campus crime reports are posted on the U.S. Department of Education Web site.