At Kent State University, our No. 1 priority is students. Our goal is to help each and every one of our students explore, engage and succeed with purpose. We believe it is important to provide access to higher education for all students, independent of financial background.
The Best Investment
What is the value of a Kent State education? It goes far beyond dollars and cents. Kent State is the best investment in your future!
- ONLY NORTHEAST OHIO INSTITUTION in the top public schools ranking by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list
- #1 IN OHIO
#6 IN THE NATION best university makerspaces
by great value colleges
- $405 MILLION in financial aid and scholarships
awarded in 2020-2021
- 92% of graduates
are employed or continuing their education within
6 months of graduation
First-year students who apply for admission for Fall 2022, by February 1, 2022, will automatically be considered for merit scholarships offered by the Honors College and the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid. Students must be admitted by December 1, 2021 to be considered for an invitation to apply to the Honors College.
Kent State is test-optional, meaning students are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT). If you have test scores, you can request that your scores not be used in your admission decision. Please be aware that if you choose to use your test scores in the admission decision, the scores will also be used for scholarship consideration. Students make this choice on their admission application. Once you are admitted to Kent State University, you cannot change your decision.
You must be a U.S. citizen, be admitted to a bachelor’s degree granting major and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.
Kent State University makes every effort to provide accurate, timely and current information. However, the University reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state or institutional changes in policies, procedures or regulations.