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The Honors College seeks to recruit a diverse student body that fosters a community of academic excellence. As a student in the Honors College, you will be a part of both a large university and an intimate community of dedicated scholars. You will have at your disposal the resources of a major public research institution while taking small classes that emphasize participation in discussions.

New Freshmen

The Honors College recruits incoming students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic and creative ability at Kent State University. In addition to the KSU undergraduate admission application, admission to the college requires an excellent high school grade point average, strong scores on the ACT or SAT, and completion of a supplemental application, which includes an essay.

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Continuing Kent State Students & Transfer Students

Students who are currently attending or are transferring to Kent State University who demonstrate potential for academic excellence may apply for membership in the Honors College.

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