Why Kent State
As a globally recognized, nationally ranked and locally vital university, Kent State is Northeast Ohio's No. 1 choice among public universities. Check to see why you belong here and start with a few facts about Kent State University. You'll find much more information here.
Kent enjoys four seasons throughout the year: spring, summer, fall and winter. Average high temperatures in Kent:
- January: 1°C
- March: 9°C
- July: 29°C
- September: 23°C
- Kent State University was founded in 1910 as a teacher-training school.
- Today, Kent is a public research university.
- The University enrolls approximately 42,000 students including 2,500 international students representing over 95 countries.
- Comprised of 8 unique campuses located throughout northeast Ohio, offering more than 300 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral levels.
- Study sites in New York City, New York; Florence, Italy; Geneva, Switzerland and Cleveland, Ohio.
- Located in Kent, Ohio; Great Lakes region of the United States. The City has approximately 28,000 residents.
- Kent Campus = 866 acres (3.5 km2)
- Short drive to four major urban areas including: Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Weekend excursions are possible to famous nearby cities: Chicago (595 km), Washington, D.C. (553 km), New York City (693 km), Philadelphia (646 km) and Toronto, Canada (514 km).