Why choose Kent State?
A Friendly and Stimulating Intellectual Environment
Kent State University is a large public university located in Northeast Ohio. With more than 33,000 students combined at the Kent campus and seven regional campuses, Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Kent is also ranked in the top-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
What KSU graduate students love…
About the program:
- The collaborative, supportive and friendly community
- A highly productive, internationally recognized faculty
- The quantitative minor
- Support for conference travel
- Spacious, newly renovated facilities
- Large subject pool for research
- A 10+ year 100% clinical match rate
- Graduates’ success in obtaining academic research positions
About the area:
- A beautiful campus where you’re likely to spot our unofficial mascot, the black squirrel!
- Amazing hiking and biking opportunities minutes away (e.g., Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
- Outdoor concerts at Blossom Music Center
- A burgeoning downtown area with great restaurants and bars (we love Ray’s Place, 101 Bottles, Taco Tontos, Tree City Coffee, and Zephyr!)
- Affordable housing in quiet neighborhoods
- Less than an hour to the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame, Broadway musicals, music concerts, ballets, and more!
“The program faculty are always willing to meet if I have questions, and they always want to hear concerns and comments to improve the program.”
-2nd year child clinical student
“I was so pleasantly surprised by the area. As someone who moved across the country to be here, I wasn't expecting a lot from Ohio--but it has really impressed me! It's actually really beautiful around here, there are so many beautiful parks to explore nearby, and it's a quick drive to larger cities and all they have to offer.”
-4th year social-health student
“The kind of people that are attracted and accepted here are generally really easy to get along with.”
-4th year cognitive student
“There are diverse course offerings, but the course requirements are flexible, not burdensome. “
-3rd year experimental student