Why Kent State

Kent State is 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, OH


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

Basic Facts

  • Kent State University was founded in 1910 as a teacher-training school.
  • Today, Kent is a public research university.
  • Kent State University enrolls more than 37,000 students including more than 1,500 international students, representing 98 countries. 5% of students attending the Kent Campus are international students. This is slightly higher than the U.S average.
  • 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).

Different seasons at Kent State