Top Ten Facts That Prospective Graduate Applicants Should Know About Kent State... Number Five
Northeast Ohio has various virtues as a home base for your personal life during graduate studies. Apart from the local attractions listed elsewhere, we are uniquely situated in the US — within a one-day drive from at least half of the US population (some have argued that more than 60% lie within this radius), and also within a one-day drive from about half of the population of Canada.
Thus, the major population centers of Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and the greater Washington DC area are all conveniently reachable by road. The metropolitan areas closest to Kent are Akron (15 miles), Cleveland (38 miles) and Pittsburgh (102 miles).