With 11 colleges and 37,000+ students, Kent State is a top-notch academic choice offering more than 300 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral levels.
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Kent State University was founded in 1910 as a teacher-training school. Today, Kent is a public research university with eight campuses located throughout northeast Ohio and study sites in New York City, New York; Florence, Italy; and Geneva, Switzerland.
Kent State University enrolls more than 37,000 students including approximately 1,500 international students, which is 5% of our total student population and slightly higher than the U.S. average.
Nearly 100 countries are represented on campus and our top 15 include Saudi Arabia, China, India, Brazil, Oman, Nepal, Bangladesh, Canada, South Korea, Nigeria, Iran, Kuwait, Ghana, Jordan, and Sri Lanka.
Our main campus is in Kent, Ohio, located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The city has approximately 28,000 residents.
Kent Campus spans 866 acres (3.5 km2).
It's just a 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).
Ohio: Population 11.5 Million Kent: Population 28,000
Near Lake Erie in the Great Lakes Region of Ohio
Kilometers from Kent, OH
192 km (state capital)
550 km (U.S. capital)
New York City, NY
Kent enjoys four seasons throughout the year: spring, summer, fall and winter.
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At Kent State University, people come from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Get to know what makes our university special and how we help you break the mold and push boundaries.
Kent State University has been helping students fulfill their life goals for more than 100 years. Our courses reflect the innovation and diversity of our faculty, and academic resources are provided to help students along the path to completing their degree. We can't wait to welcome you to Kent State!