Our more than 270,000 alumni will tell you that Kent State is not too big, not too small. It’s the right size to fit everyone.
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Big enough to offer nearly 300 degree programs, from certificates to bachelor’s to advanced degrees. Small enough to give you personal attention, as well as opportunities to collaborate with and learn from internationally renowned scholars in your chosen field. Not only is Kent State counted among Ohio’s best colleges and universities, but it’s still accessible financially and academically to many different kinds of students. When you invest your willingness and hard work, Kent State offers academic support, real-world experience, a diverse and inclusive campus culture, and the philosophy that new ideas matter.
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Kent State offers nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate majors and minors, connecting to a wide range of careers. Our academic advisors can put you on the degree track that will best help you reach your personal and career goals. Career Exploration and Development also offers some helpful exercises that can help you choose a major and a career.
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If you’re not ready to declare a major yet, we can help you find out more about campus life, culture and the resources available to you at Kent State. Then maybe you’ll have a better idea of what you’d like your major to be. After 45-credit hours, you will need to select a major so that you’ll be able to keep on track for graduation.
Kent State has been recognized for providing high-level support to students with disabilities through our support, assistive technology, scholarships and more. Our goal is to provide all students with equal opportunities, so that everyone can benefit, contribute and participate from all university programs, services and activities.
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If you have an idea of what your major will be, visit the academic department that’s connected to it. Learn about the faculty, facilities and the latest news information.
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Come and take a campus tour: you’ll be impressed! From the classic architecture of the Front Campus, to the modern rippled roof of the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Building, beautiful buildings are surrounded by parklike green. Even our trees have won an award, when we became Ohio’s first Tree Campus USA University. Plus, our proximity to major metropolitan areas — Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown — puts students within reach of world-class dining, museums, professional sports and Fortune 500 companies (think internships and jobs!). Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and Akron Canton Regional Airport make traveling to and from Kent State a breeze.
Residence Services uses a roommate matching system that takes your major and preferences into account when assigning roommates. Residence halls come equipped with high speed Internet, phone, cable, laundry rooms, 24-hour security and more. Dining options abound, as do the ways you can pay for your meals. The campus is safe; Kent State University’s Police Services was one of the first nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in Ohio and the second university police department in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
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Organizations and ClubsWith more than 300 student organizations and opportunities for community involvement, leadership training, Greek life, cultural outreach, easily accessible professional sporting and arts events, plus thousands of campus events and activities – you will be able to customize your own version of the Kent State experience.
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Never a dull moment. Choose from multiple events and activities on campus. Our calendars page is a great source of information to find out what is happening on campus. Check out our KSUMobile app too.
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Get Rec'dKent State’s state-of-the-art Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) is the place to go for swimming, exercise equipment, free weights, racquetball, basketball and more. In the spring, the SRWC also offers canoes and kayaks for Cuyahoga River excursions. Quick Tip: Avoid waiting in line for Group X classes and know if a class is full with Flash Pass.
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Stand Up and Cheer!You can’t beat the excitement of Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics. Whether your game is football, basketball or baseball, or if you enjoy volleyball, wrestling or gymnastics, the Golden Flashes will give you plenty of reasons to cheer.
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The arts are exploding around Kent State in art galleries, concert halls and performance stages.
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Start a Travel FundIt’s not too early to start thinking about – and saving for – a study abroad experience through Kent State. It’s an essential part of some programs and can be an enriching experience for any student, while also making you more marketable to future employers.
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SPIN provides shared eBikes and eScooters that are available on campus and within the City of Kent for use by students, faculty, staff, and the community.
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Take a Road TripKent is located just a short drive from Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Canton. These major cities offer plenty to see and do with access to concert venues, entertainment districts, world-class museums, parks and zoos, and professional sporting events.
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Here’s the place to connect with Kent State on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Instagram and more. Stay up-to-date on what's happening, make connections and share your thoughts.
Find a JobCheck out the Career Exploration and Development page within the Student category on FlashLine as soon as possible for the best employment opportunities. You may just find an opening relative to your major, all while adding money to your pocket and experience to your résumé.
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See How You Can Learn by DoingKent State programs blend classroom instruction with hands-on, learning experiences outside the classroom in which students help professionals in the community. These experiential learning programs benefit the community and also provide students with marketable advantages and experience for their careers.
education abroadWith more than 200 education abroad programs in more than 60 countries, Kent State's light shines across not just the region but also the world. A life-changing experience, education abroad is bound to expand your national and global perspectives. Stop by the Global Education office and speak with an Education Abroad Advisor to learn more.
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Experiential learning abroad expands your worldview while giving back to a community and earning valuable job skills. Internships and volunteer opportunities can last for a week or a semester, and take you all over the world. Experiences include teaching English to elementary children in Chile and working for a women’s group in India.
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Here’s where you can learn everything you need to know to get started at Kent State.
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Meet with Your Academic AdvisorFreshman and sophomore students are required to meet with an advisor once per semester. An advisor can help you stay on track with your major, by reviewing and updating your GPS profile. An advisor will also help you plan for future coursework.
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Stay on Track by Declaring a MajorIf you have not yet declared a major by the time you’ve accumulated 45 credit hours, you’ll need to do so. Meet with your advisor for help developing a personal plan.
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Besides being a great place to study, the University Library is packed full of resources and information that can help you with your coursework, not to mention a coffee shop for your caffeine fix.
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Know Your ResourcesThere are so many ways to get help with your studies on campus. From academic advising to accessibility services for students with disabilities. Kent State is dedicated to student success, providing tutoring services, in addition to support available at the Writing Commons.
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You can find out more about your internship options for your major through Career Exploration and Development. The Office of Global Education can show you the international study opportunities available for your major or help you develop your own program.
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