Fast Facts


Largely a thesis opportunity, our beginnings coincided with the establishment of the College of Arts & Sciences in what had been a normal school begun in 1910. Despite a war-time hiatus from 1942-48, 31 theses were completed during these two decades, most in arts and sciences with a few in education. Some graduates became international scholars, and at least two returned to Kent for their faculty careers. Today, we have grown to a college with approximately 1,600 undergraduate students from any major offered at Kent State who have chosen to enhance their educational experience.


  • Thirteen professional staff members
  • Approximately 1,600 students
  • Approximately 150 faculty annually engaged through teaching, research, and mentorship

Freshman class profile (2019)

  • Number of New Freshmen: Approximately 575
  • Average ACT composite: 29
  • Average High School GPA (unweighted): 3.85
  • Male/Female Ratio: 33%/67%


  • Honors students take 24-credit-hours of Honors work. Honors work includes completing Honors courses, independent study, research experiences, and study away.
  • Honors students may earn graduation with University, General, or Departmental Honors via completion of a Senior Honors Thesis