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Life at KSU

Life at Kent State University is a little brighter, forward-focused and inviting. We’re a place where you can be anyone or anything and pursue any goal with unconditional support. We’re a family, a collaborative group of individual thinkers with unique missions. Yet we stand united in illuminating a better tomorrow.

Discover Kent

Students crossing the street in downtown Kent

Rising College Town of Kent: Discover Kent State

From restaurants to live music to museums and more, downtown Kent is a huge part of the university experience.

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A panoramic view of downtown Cleveland

Beyond Kent: Discover Kent State

Our reach doesn't stop at our Ohio campuses. We have centers, institutes and more in global cities.

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The student green outside the Kent Student Center, bustling with activity

Schedule a Visit

Visiting campus is the best way to determine whether Kent State is the right fit for you. Several visitation options are offered that will give you a look into academic programs as well as campus and residence life. Take a daily campus tour, visit us virtually or participate in a special visitation program. We offer a wide variety of visitation opportunities tailored to your needs.

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Campus Life

Kent State students show off food purchased from Dining Services' Fork in the Road Food Truck.

Campus Life Videos

Get acquainted with different parts of our community via video.

A food service employee mixes a smoothie for a student in the exclusively gluten free Prentice Hall Café.

Dining Services

Great food is central to the Kent State experience. And with our large array of on-campus dining options, you’ll never run out of new things to try.

Students in chat in a dorm room on the Kent Campus.


Our housing options are the gold standard—serving as home to 6,500+ students.

Student works on a glass blowing in CVA

Arts & Culture

Art is a major part of the Kent State community, and the College of the Arts provides tons of student-­run exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Recreation & Wellness

Staying healthy is how we stay gold. That’s why there’s a fitness level for everyone in the Kent State family. At the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), you’ll find aquatics programs; outdoor basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts; indoor climbing walls and an indoor track; and a schedule packed with group exercise classes. And there’s more.