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The Kent State student body profile bears testimony to the fact that many individuals will find that they belong here, be it numbers about admissions requirements, gender or race and ethnicity.  Aside from the personal fit, academic quality backed by nationally recognized faculty seal the deal for those students who want to learn from the best.

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Student Body Profile


Kent Campus Undergraduate/Graduate Students


Alumni Worldwide


Students Living on the Kent Campus


Female Student Body


Freshman with Exploratory Majors


Undergraduate Minority Students


Students Receiving Financial Assistance


Male Student Body

Undergraduate Ethnicity Profile - Dec. 2015: 7.9% African American; 10.3% International; 2.8% Multiracial; 3.3% Unknown; 0.2% Native American; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; 70.9% Caucasian; 1.6% Asian; 3.0% Hispanic/Latino. View the full image on a separate page.

Fitting In

With more than 22,500 undergraduate students and 6,453 graduate students enrolled from all 50 states and 122 countries, and many different ethnic backgrounds, odds have it that all kinds of relationships and connections will be established -- peer to peer, classmate to classmate, classmate to professor.

Students hang out in their room in one of the Centenial Court residence halls.

Living on Campus

Make yourself at home at one of the 25 residence halls and an option of 12 residential learning communities. You’ll never go hungry with 20+ on-campus restaurants, dining halls and coffee carts.

A senior volleyabll player dives for a shot during a team practice.

Joining In

Getting involved at Kent State is easy with a choice of more than 370 clubs and organizations, 1,000 programs, activities, and on-campus events, 18 sports teams, and 32 sororities and fraternities.

A graduate of Kent State is all smiles during her commencement ceremony.

Alumni Pride

Kent State University has more than 227,000 alumni worldwide, representing 88 Ohio counties and 103 countries.

Faculty Profile

At Kent State University, our faculty do more than teach. They share, provoke, collaborate and participate. They inspire learning, turning students into independent thinkers — and, more importantly, into doers. Our faculty help students put excellence into action in everything they do.

A math professor teaches a class in the Math and Computer Science Building.

Personal Attention

More than 56% percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students, and more than 92 percent of our classes have fewer than 50 students.

Kent State faculty also actively involve both graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects

Visual design assistant professor Doug Goldsmith shows students some work during his class in the Art Building.

Global Perspectives

More than 2,623 full- and part-time faculty have degrees from more than 150 national and international institutions. They hail from six different continents. More than 70 percent have attained the highest degree in their field.

A faculty member participants in research

Research Excellence

From Fulbright scholars to internationally recognized leaders in their field, Kent State faculty enjoy an award-winning reputation for cutting-edge research and ground-breaking discovery. Recognized by prestigious organizations, including:

Staff Profile

Ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools ranking in its 2016 edition of Best Colleges. This prestigious distinction is recognition of continued growth in academic reputation and student retention. Kent State also ranks in the coveted first-tier list in the Best National Universities category. Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier in the Best National Universities category, and this marks the fifth time in six years the university has received this recognition.

2015 Great College to Work For logo.


The only Ohio university – public or private – to make this year’s list of “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the university’s fifth time in six years to receive this designation.


2,851total staff members in the eight-campus system. 

  • 2,586 full-time unclassified and classified staff. 
  • 265 part-time unclassified and classified staff.
April Miller was nominated for displaying a commitment to operational efficiency to enhance and expand it for the next generation of academically motivated students.


Fifty-one President's Excellence Awards given over the past six years. The President's Excellence Award recognizes Kent State University staff who have demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing the strategic goals of the university.