First-Year Students

Admission to the Kent Campus is selective. We take a holistic approach to the application review process and consider a variety of factors in the admission decision. The Admissions Office carefully reviews each applicant based on multiple factors including cumulative grade point average (GPA), strength of high school preparatory curriculum, grade trends and special talents.

To apply to the Kent State University Kent Campus as a first-year applicant, you should currently be in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or equivalent or have earned a high school diploma but have never been admitted and enrolled at a prior college or university. 

Your admission application can be submitted through the Common Application or the Kent State Application. The application fee is $50.

We’re looking for students who are committed to succeed, inspired to lead and are ready to make an impact on the world! 


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